God has asked some hard things of me in my life. Among those things was the conviction to leave the yoga teaching industry, abandon social media and the revenue it brought my homestead business, lay down my desire for control in various relationships, to sacrifice continuing my college education in order to stay at home … Continue reading Sweet Confirmation
My youngest daughter is very compassionate. She is very intuitive in comforting people when they're sad or upset. And she's tiny and adorable, so it always works. "Compassionate," is not the first word I would use to describe myself...nor the second. Truthfully, I really struggle with showing compassion to others, and I pondered the reason … Continue reading On Compassion
A member of my small group mentioned a challenge within Christian spheres seen on social media. Let me preface this by saying, if maintaining a social media presence is a source of anxiety, distress, or depression for you, know that it has been intentionally configured to release the same dopaminergic euphoria to the brain as … Continue reading What is Weaponized Faith?
I was blessed in the midst of health crisis back in 2012 to encounter the "back to basics" trend. Because I wasn't alone in my prescription birth control instigated health issues, (infertility, low estrogen, high testosterone, intestinal permeability, malnutrition, anaphylactic food allergies, food sensitivity, hair loss, weight loss, tooth decay, etc.) There was a bit … Continue reading What is Back to Eden Gardening?
A hefty weight has lifted from my chest since purchasing and going through our curriculum for next school year. I had been praying about it for WEEKS and waiting for God's leadership and peace in my decisions. That looked like a lot of comparison shopping, and placement assessments, and whatnot. What finally gave me peace … Continue reading 2021-2022 Homeschool Curriculum Picks
I keep hearing people use this expression as if it is a bad thing, referencing things that just don't seem to work, are frustrating, or ill-suited to one's needs or efforts. Being the literary minded person I am, I've always enjoyed figures of speech and discovering their origins. I'm also a nerd for preserving the … Continue reading Square Pegs in Round Holes
It's been a weird and exhausting several weeks. Almost as if I've been watching things from a detached perspective. I attribute this sense which I used to struggle to describe to the presemce of God leading me and carrying me through otherwise difficult things. My brain and body want to quit, but miraculously, I am … Continue reading Grief and Gospel Hope
I am a connoisseur of fine writing instruments. I collect quills, nibs, inks... My hobby in middle school and high school was dissassembling the various pens my dad would bring home from conferences and study the mechanisms. What made this one write so smoothly? What made this one so satisfying to hold? What made this … Continue reading How My Spiritual Life is Like a Fountain Pen
"Your children don't need you to be perfect, they need you to love them." Those words from Sally Clarkson were reverberating in my mind, my house full of rambunctious kiddos. I was struggling. I mean really, truly struggling emotionally and mentally. I had so much rage I couldn't stop crying. Everything was frustrating and angering. … Continue reading When I need a little help
Man, I have been wrestling with this question for MONTHS. Regardless what your current opinion is, I'd like to encourage you to follow me on this thought train through Scripture and just hear me out as I share with you my process of prayer and meditation on the subject over the last few months. And … Continue reading Are Mandated Masks for Worship Biblical?