quick storm.

I’ve been clinging to a lot of things to get me through lately. this warmer weather is helping and being outside is instant happiness. my garden… that’s my spot. last week, I spent two whole days outside sowing seeds, building a greenhouse, and labeling the pots in my best handwriting so that everything felt perfect. it was…

perspective is key.

how do you explain your hard times when they are more than just a bad day but like, not a super bad day? last week was heavy but it wasn’t abnormal (for me, I guess) or unmanageable or defining of who I am. though I appreciate all the love & support, y’all are the best,…

lay of the land.

the winter has barely shown us what it can do and I’m already deep into planning this spring’s garden. planning that I do every year, regardless of whether or not any seeds gets sewn. a careful calendar dictates the weeks of best beginnings. mapped out by square foot grids. paying attention to which vines twist in what…

the melody of reformation.

although I took a break from creating posts around the holiday…I did it! I really did it! 100 moments of joy logged between Sept 1st and today. again, I cannot believe this challenge was a success. with a very busy life, and few moments to myself, it can be so difficult to stop & reflect on what I…

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…

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…

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…