Your Table Is Enough

This post will be simple in nature. The simplicity of community and friendship has been forgotten in our busy world. It’s not that we don’t practice hospitality, we’ve lost touch of the deeper “why” behind connection.  We are drawn to celebrate, invite, connect, and even the introvert will find their way towards  a human connection….

You are annoying

It’s been awhile since we purchased our book, Cherish, by Gary Thomas. After many months we are on chapter 12.  Did you know that you are annoying and your spouse has the ability to help you grow? You know the pattern.  You do that thing you do, your spouse gently calls you out on it,…

Hugs and Laughter

There are times we concentrate on a peculiar aspect of humanity or life. We see things through a different lens, or take notice of the obvious for the first time. I never truly know why this happens unless it’s obvious, like the time I was pregnant, so I began to notice all the pregnant women…

Don’t Blink

Do you know these songs?  Some are tearjerkers, so be careful. 🙂 Time in a bottle. Time After Time. Time is on My Side. Don’t Blink. You’re gonna miss this. The House that Built Me. Time has always fascinated me. We measure time and all of us are equal in the amount of time we…

Belonging

Thank you Ashley for challenging us to remember and creating a desire for us to dig deeper…. Belonging.  We all desire to belong, even when we are overwhelmed and need rest. As we rest from the crowd, we feel secure knowing that we will once again connect with those we enjoy and love so much….

7 Lessons Learned That Can Make a Difference in Your Life

By nature, I’m a pretty content person. Well that is what I thought until I examined my words and actions.  After listening to a message on contentment, I realized that most of my life has been waiting for the next best thing.  In fact, I’m tearing up thinking about a lot of wasted space used…

The Leadership Handbook: Book Study

We often think of leadership as supervising others or being in charge. The more I’ve studied leadership, I have found that all of us are leaders to some degree. Whether you are leading as a CEO, a parent, a student in a group project, a community organizer, or leading the way in the next family…

Say yes to interruptions

Many of you know that my home is a mixture of ages, seasons, and developmental stages. My husband and I are wrestling through being over the hill and journeying into the 50’s.  Also living in the home is a middle schooler, a soon to be sophomore in college, and my parents who are in their…

How do we move forward?

Facing change and adversity can be difficult.  I was drawn to read Nehemiah’s story again because I knew that he was called to a difficult task with support along with significant opposition.  A new adventure creates new rules, new people, and a new way of doing. Say goodbye to automaticity and hello to the learning curve….

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 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…

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…