a year of giving.

as promised, the unveiling of 2019’s word of the year comes with purpose. over and over for the last few months calls to service have been showing themselves. opportunities to extend kindness and share any gifts I’m able to. we have been looking for places in our life to minimize the “stuff” in order to better flourish…

waiting season.

today I committed to this blog, and even a platform upgrade, for another year. because what else might I need that $65 dollars for?! but there was a black Friday discount and I couldn’t resist the urge to further customize this dear diary outlet of mine. especially when I just rsvp’d to my first blogger event. (shout…

fits and starts.

“…do this with humility & discipline. not in fits & starts, but steadily, pouring yourselves out for each other in acts of love.” ephesians 4:1-6   alright, so this message has a bigger purpose BUT what if the acts of love you need to show are for yourself. and also if maybe, just maybe, a call to…

autumn eats.

the palate of changing seasons. for fall, everything gets heartier and more indulgent, for me at least. so, over on my garden to goodness  page I am adding a few fall-friendly recipes as well as some staples in my kitchen. first up is the much requested oat milk tutorial. it’s so creamy and delicious AND simple. there…

hand me another lemon.

hey life, hand me another lemon. I dare you. I’m not really sure if I’m being prepared for the life of an expert lemonade maker or if the universe is so full of sour that we all have to take on this much. but what I want to dive right into this week is how…

the laws of harvest.

do you remember the first time you failed at something? how about the first time you had to live with the consequences of that failure? when I was kindergarten, I made a parachute out of craft paper & yarn to assist in the free-fall of my twin sister from our playhouse. thought out, to the…

ladyfest dayton 2018.

a very sweaty room full of people, most of them friends I love so much. a little stumble in the beginning. and a last minute decision to go on stage barefoot. thanks to my sweet girl for always capturing my performances. ladyfest was one for the books. here’s a video of my piece and of…