Picking a word for the new year over making resolutions has been a thing for awhile. Last year, I hopped on board and chose the word ‘courage’ for 2020. In addition to choosing courage, I made ONE new year resolution and that was “to fail a lot.” The idea is that stepping out of my … Continue reading What is Your Word for 2021?
Slow as Slow Gets
It’s taken me months of reading to admit that I’m still in the book of Genesis. Earlier this year, I set out on what I thought would result in me reading the Bible more. I knew I wouldn’t finish the entire Bible by the close of the year but I thought I’d get at least … Continue reading Slow as Slow Gets
Love Thy Neighbor, You Sure?
Love thy neighbor as you love yourself… before we start quoting and preaching, let us do an exercise focused only on our real defined neighbors, the community of people around where we live. Do you love your neighbors?Do you know you neighbors’ names?Do you know your neighbors’ history?Do you love your neighbors when they do … Continue reading Love Thy Neighbor, You Sure?
Life Update: Old Diaries and Rusty Pens
Okay, I can't wait-- I'll open up with the good news...but that means there is not-so-good news.
Who the Vinedresser Is
Passion fruit vines are due for good trimmings in early spring (this message comes after spring has left). Pruning makes for a better flower and fruit yield. Remove the old and dead makes way for the young and new growth! I spent several hours over a weekend pruning passion vines with my grandpa. I couldn’t … Continue reading Who the Vinedresser Is
What better way to enjoy a wet, cloudy day than with a warm cup of tea? ☕️ There’s something about tea that just makes my mind welcome new ideas and meditate on God’s goodness. Spearmint and Lemongrass grow like mad which means I get to brew yummy tea from my garden all the time. I … Continue reading Sunday Tea
Perfect Gift Challenge – 2020
Over on the Mama X Facebook page, I started a challenge for us to share beautiful views from within the walls of our homes. It's one way for me to connect and relate to you all since we won't be able to gather for a while. I love perspective and you all often inspire me … Continue reading Perfect Gift Challenge – 2020
The Culture of Pain Relief
A while back some friends took me to try Vietnamese Boba tea. It was the sweetest drink I'd ever had. But my friends treated me, so I drank the entire thing. A few minutes later I was hit with a migraine, stomach ache and lethargy all at once. Obviously, sugar is bad for you. Then … Continue reading The Culture of Pain Relief
How to Blog Better
Sure, I love to write and can easily fill journal pages. I like words, I do, I do.
Yet, my blog is still not where I want it to be. It must be time to change things up around here. What do I do? Other blogs and articles loaded with blogging advice all say the same thing.
Stuck in Regret
In case you haven't noticed by now, I tend to be stuck in the past at times. It's difficult accepting failure. Right? Falling down doesn't feel good. Some times it's a soft fall that you can laugh about, I actually enjoy those. But those falls that feel like miles down a rocky mountainside? Those leave … Continue reading Stuck in Regret