Food for Thought: The Spiritual Side to Local Eating

As time ticks closer towards July and the first day of our year-long local eating challenge, I have wrestled more and more with why we really want to do this challenge. Beyond teaching my girls what it means to appreciate food that is grown in our own backyard, why do we want to embark on … Continue reading Food for Thought: The Spiritual Side to Local Eating

A Reintroduction: An Update on My Break-Up with Social Media

This was the first week in almost two months where I intentionally chose to log into my social media accounts. For the past two months, my life has been much quieter, and I have been much more content with literally everything. Taking a break from social media has been one of the best decisions I've … Continue reading A Reintroduction: An Update on My Break-Up with Social Media

Coffee Break Women’s Ministry: On the Blessings of Being Involved in a Community of Women

For the past year and a half, I have had the privilege of being a co-leader of Coffee Break, our inter-generational women's ministry at our church. Our group consists of about forty or so ladies and their kids. We meet women in every stage of their lives, but predominantly, our group is composed of younger … Continue reading Coffee Break Women’s Ministry: On the Blessings of Being Involved in a Community of Women

The Pre-Baby Dress: Body Image, Raising Daughters and Being Fearfully and Wonderfully Made

Last week I wore a dress that had been languishing in the back of my closet. This particular dress had made the cut after my closet purge. I'm not sure why I kept it, besides the fact that it's a pretty dress. Perhaps because it represents my pre-baby body. Probably because I have been hoping … Continue reading The Pre-Baby Dress: Body Image, Raising Daughters and Being Fearfully and Wonderfully Made

Time: On Being Managed, Disposable, Blessed and Holy

As I type this, I'm listening to the quiet rain fall outside, the streetlights shimmering in the dusk. It's a quiet night...so far. I have the evening to myself, waiting for Jeff to fly home from his most recent work trip. The girls are tucked into bed extra early, one battling after-school exhaustion, and the … Continue reading Time: On Being Managed, Disposable, Blessed and Holy

Being Obsessed with Busy

It's been a while. For the past (almost) two weeks, I've been living in a stuffed head, sore-throated fevered fog. It's somewhat ironic how my challenge for March is to rest. And then I was really forced to rest. And pop Tylenol and drink fluids and consume cough candies like bonbons. Last week was March … Continue reading Being Obsessed with Busy

Rules and Sabbath Rest: Four “Ts” to Kick-Start the Sabbath

Before we go any further on this journey together, it should be made known that both Jeff and I are firstborns. So when I mentioned in my last post that I'm your get-it-done kind of gal, you should also be made aware that Jeff is painted with a similar brush. I definitely won't go as … Continue reading Rules and Sabbath Rest: Four “Ts” to Kick-Start the Sabbath