For those who have been wondering, my journey has continued to Hydra, or Idra (pronounced ee-dra in Greek). I am attending a week long writer's retreat. This island defies description and, so, I am taking the time to add some photos for you. Enjoy!
This entire journey has been like following in the footsteps of Paul backwards. I began in Ephesus. Scholars say Paul wrote his last known letter to Timothy while he was imprisoned awaiting his death. Timothy was stationed at Ephesus when Paul wrote to him. At the end of his life, Paul poured out his heart … Continue reading On Traveling Backwards
Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.I will say to the LORD, "He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust." Psalms 91:1-2 (NIV) The word of the day while traveling from Pamukkale, … Continue reading Refuge
The threshold, "evokes the spirit of resistance we must pass through on our risky journey from all we've known to all that's unknown. It's the first step toward renewal" (Phil Cousineau, The Art of Pilgrimage). When venturing out into the world, we must first cross the threshold. Of course, there is the seemingly innocuous front … Continue reading Crossing the Threshold
Last week, our kids participated in Jersey Day at their school to show support to the Humboldt Broncos. They are only five years old, but somehow they understood the magnitude of this tragic event and the importance of paying respect. Now, true confession... we don't own one hockey jersey between the four of us! **insert … Continue reading Humboldt Strong
Inspire. Create. Bloom. These are my three words for 2018. They are the guideposts that will help me focus my efforts throughout the year.
Sometimes God calls us to seasons of dormancy so we can come to life again once the harshness of winter has past.
I recently stumbled upon a Facebook group I love: Healthy Habits Happy Moms. HHHM was founded by three women, Jen, Lauren and Annie. They are passionate about helping mom's become healthier and happier without going to extremes. In other words, they're what I've been searching for! There's a lot of crazy information out there in … Continue reading #HHHMScrewResolutions: A New Type of Challenge
Words have been critically important to me all of my life. As a child, when I wasn't reading, I was playing imaginary games like "library". I was being held captive by new and fresh ideas, all of which were made possible through books containing those magical passageways to other worlds: words. Further to my love … Continue reading #OneWord365: Life
Christmas before kids used to be a very precise affair. Ornaments were hung in exact locations. Decorations were never out of alignment. Even the buffet table had a very particular order, purpose and intention. Now, order is not necessarily a bad thing. The trouble can come in the rigidness of said order. When it becomes … Continue reading Christmas Tree Tendencies