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?
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
I've been reading through the gospels and in Luke 18, I got to verse 34 and I found myself asking, "why?" Jesus had been up front and exceedingly clear with his disciples throughout the book. Yet even when he told them exactly what was about to happen in Jerusalem regarding His passion, they failed to … Continue reading Hidden For Our Good
Then Job stood up, tore his robe, and shaved his head. He fell to the ground and worshiped, saying: Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked I will leave this life. The Lord gives, and the Lord takes away. Praise the name of Yahweh.Job 1:20-21 The month of May has been really rough … Continue reading Hard Loss
My husband... Where do I start? He's my favorite human being. We've been growing and maturing together since we were 17. And we've come a long way. That's not to say I'm not still learning, quite the opposite actually. He's consistently challenging me and surprising me in ways I hadn't considered and God daily uses … Continue reading Loving Your Husband Well
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
This is a brief one because we're busy busy around here. We're focusing attention on setting up the market garden. We had some compost delivered to speed up our soil ammendment process and we're building up the rows. In between 18" rows, we will have 12" woodchipped paths which will hopefully aid us in cultivation … Continue reading Homestead Update
I'm dragging out my soap box, so, you've been warned. I've really struggled to effectively communicate with people for the duration of... Well, my whole life. But especially since this asinine masked-ness began. Face-to-face speech is my preferred method of communication, where I can see, hear, and understand people. Even then- I struggle to hear … Continue reading Communication Struggle and Fear
I got myself a journal for my birthday, and because I'm now more conservative in my use of resources than I was in my 20s, I invested in a leather refillable one. Oh my goodness, the smell of leather, unbleached paper, and fresh ink is unequaled. Nerdiness aside, I had done some deep thinking- something … Continue reading Prayer Journaling
Today was the day. My thirtieth birthday. Wow. Three decades. A drop in the proverbial bucket in view of eternity, but a spanse of seemingly endless years to my children. And admittedly, it feels simultaneously like an eternity and an instant. Today was full of my favorite things. Mostly good food, good smells, good books, … Continue reading The Big 3-0.