2019 is Coming

I have listened quite a bit lately to the conversations going on around me about Christmas. The common element seems to always be the busyness of this entire month. So when I reflect on my personal schedule and realize that somehow I have escaped the chaos that the worlds seems to believe is Christmas, I…

It’s Looking a Little Like Christmas

I am not the biggest fan when it comes to decorating for the Holiday.  A couple years ago, along with my teen daughter, we did a study in minimalism for Christmas.  We didn’t decorate at all, and we put aside gifts for each other.  We donated money in honor of those on our list we…

Thirty-Three Days and Counting

Coming out of the back side of all things Thanksgiving, I have been reminded often this week that a heart and attitude of gratitude shouldn’t leave simply because a Holiday on the calendar is past.  As I have thought about gratitude and how it makes me feel, I have once again gotten out Ann Voskamp’s…

Psalm 31 and Nehemiah

And no, they are not connected at all!  But they have both been swirling in my mind for a day or so, waiting for me to get the time to blog. And maybe by the time I get to the end of this post, I will have an ingenious way to fit them together!! First, …

One Day

Sunday is my favorite day of the week.  It’s a day of corporate worship. It is a day off work. It is a day with more free and relaxing hours than the other six.  Sometimes it is a day to connect with loved ones, who have busy schedules during the work week. Sunday for me…

To Know and Be Known

The end of the year always draws me toward changes. Changes in habits. Changes in diet. Changes in work. Changes in appearance. Changes in opinion. Changes in, well, you name it. 2018 has been a hard year for me.  Anyone else in that boat with me?  I would love to be entering into 2019 having…

(NO)vember

While perusing the Cultivate What Matters Facebook page I came across such an interesting idea that I decided to think about for a bit in written form. The concept of (No)vember: spending the month concentrating on NO’s. I believe that there shouldn’t be a totally negative connotation around the word NO, because telling ourselves NO…

Cultivate What Matters

Cultivate to prepare and work on in order to produce something; to promote or improve the growth of by labor and attention; to develop or improve by education or training Not long ago I began to follow on social media an organization called Cultivate What Matters. There is no funner organization!!  It is a group…

An Ugly Day

Sometimes, I have a short string of days where I am fully aware that I am not myself. Nothing huge, but a definite “off-ness” that probably only I notice.  But I am having some days in a row here that are off-times-ten. First, many years ago, when I started following a mostly plant based diet,…

My (not so) Perfect Life

I am finishing up an audio book with this title by Sophie Kinsella.  It has been totally delightful and entertaining.  So much so that I am looking forward to listening through another one of her novels.  In the end of the novel the main character, Katie, creates an Instagram feed of her less than perfect…