Why My Life is a Science Experiment

That I Want to Share A few years ago, the phrase "Participation Experiment" crept into my mind and riddled my thoughts for awhile. For months I couldn't stop thinking about the Participation Experiment, yet, I had no idea what it was. It was just something that I felt I needed to incorporate in my life. … Continue reading Why My Life is a Science Experiment

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Independence Day, What’cha Cooking? (Recipe Inside)

I celebrate independence in all its forms. I respect the spirit that breaks chains. And I am free to do what I love! Like cook! Chilli is an American staple...

5 Things I Did During Quarantine

Isn’t that a depressing title? I was not a fan of the quarantine. It was all too easy to become a pile of media-consuming mush during this “unprecedented” and “uncertain” time. Ya, ya. Anyway, I feel very strongly about not letting circumstances disrupt your wellbeing, which for me is heavily reliant on activity and Jesus. … Continue reading 5 Things I Did During Quarantine

Binge Painting

I hadn't painted in a while and I was feeling the pain of it. You ever miss something so much, it hurts? The way your body craves for exercise or your mind for relaxation. I needed to paint. My thoughts were getting loud. Painting, like cooking, is a good way for me to act and … Continue reading Binge Painting

Independence Day Reflection

I have a pride problem. God is working with me on that. So I am trying to be more mindful of what I am proud of, how I use the word proud/prideful, overall, just observing how pride rises up in me or in my surroundings. A couple years ago, Jordan Peterson tweeted something about something … Continue reading Independence Day Reflection

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Is it Love?

At times, I can't wrap my head around Love. Still, I try. I did a few kind things for people quietly today. Shhh, the details don't matter more than the obedience. This little painting was me loving the girl in me who wants to run away when life feels heavy. The cute part about this … Continue reading Is it Love?

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Doing it Your Own Way

We were talking about quiet times with God earlier this week at community group. It quickly became evident that everyone had different ideas about devotionals. One of the leaders gave some good advice to those who weren't sure about the purpose behind devotion or how exactly to go about quiet time with God. She told … Continue reading Doing it Your Own Way

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Finding Inspiration Near You

Life gets boring when we've stopped dreaming, stopped pursuing, when we have too much time to ruminate. Some thing must cure this: new toy, new clothes, new phone. That's not how life should be. The unsatiated part of our hearts is a little black hole always searching for more. Black holes eat everything that you feed … Continue reading Finding Inspiration Near You

Dealing with Distraction

I think you should know that I have been procrastinating on today's blog idea for a few days. Even before I sat down to write, I tried to make a blog header (fail), watched an episode of Jeopardy!, ate twice, and taught my grandmother how to play chess. Deliberate distraction, I would say. Procrastination and … Continue reading Dealing with Distraction

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Beach Days

This year I’m learning not to criticize myself. No more self-punishment. Whatever activity I choose to do (out of my 342 hobbies), I’m doing with love and focus. I’m learning to enjoy each day for what it brings me instead of ruminating on the past or over planning the future. Today brought me a day … Continue reading Beach Days