Resilience: Spaces and Pauses

Pauses in life give us perspective.  When we fill our life pages to the point of no margins, we have no space to just be in the moment. A fire burns when there is just the right amount of logs, fuel, and space. FIRE ~ Judy Brown What makes a fire burn is space between the…

The Power of Words and Mindfulness in Parenting

I wanted to share a session on the power of words and mindfulness in parenting.  This session created by Dr. Lemite, School Psychologist and Dr. Anna Hebb, School Social Worker can be adapted to your needs. You could change the SOL life activity to a different stress-causing event in the home or school. Be creative!…

The Passion

Passion defined: intense, driving, or overmastering feeling or conviction the sufferings of Christ between the night of the Last Supper and his death Last night, on Good Friday, I took myself to a quiet place in the house to watch The Passion.  In the rush of the day, an intense, driving feeling or conviction washed…

Your life is a garden

Pictures were taken at Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens http://www.lewisginter.org/ Your life is a garden filled with beauty, wonder, and work. The colors, smells, and diversity amazes you. The rain may come, but you understand its purpose to replenish the earth, and you welcome the downpour of grace. You play, work, and find solitude in your garden. God…

In the Garden

One of my favorite hymns is In the Garden.  I come to the garden alone….He walks with me; and He talks with me; and He tells me I am His own…. When we are feeling overwhelmed, we often go to our place of comfort and safety. Jesus went to the Garden of Gethsemane to pray…

SMOKED CORNED BEEF AND CABBAGE

Serves 4 to 6 For the brine/cure: 4 quarts cold water 1-1/2 cups kosher salt 1/2 cup brown sugar 10 allspice berries 10 whole cloves 2 bay leaves, coarsely crumbled 1 cinnamon stick, coarsely broken 1 tablespoon coriander seeds 1 tablespoon cracked black peppercorns 1 tablespoon yellow mustard seed 1 teaspoon ground ginger 1/2 teaspoon…

A Church Hill Experience

Parish and I love to try new things. Give us a small town, a unique store, or a restaurant that serves food we’ve never tasted, and we are in our zone. As a couple, the experiences have brought years of fond memories, and individually, we’ve satisfied our love for adventure. How do you define adventure?…