Could Have, Should Have {The Kind Side}

You're not ever going to be able to do enough to make yourself happy. There will always be chances you miss, questions you could have followed up on, conversations you could have had, things you could have done, or moments you are sure could have gone just a little bit better if given an opportunity … Continue reading Could Have, Should Have {The Kind Side}

Run the Mile You’re In by Ryan Hall {review}

"I'm not saying that the big decisions shouldn't be carefully considered, but I've learned that we also shouldn't dismiss the small ones because these decisions can subtly change the trajectory of our lives."Ryan Hall, Run the Mile You're In - page 15 Run the Mile You're In: Finding God in Every Step by Ryan Hall … Continue reading Run the Mile You’re In by Ryan Hall {review}

Created {The Kind Side}

God made you you. Go be you. You might have to chase down what that means, or simply walk alongside, sneaking a glance out of the corner of your eye, but the now-hazy specifics are left up to you. Your work is yours. Your play is yours. Your art is yours. Be all here. Be … Continue reading Created {The Kind Side}

Helter-Skelter Goal Maker {Five Minute Friday}

I'm a helter-skelter goal-maker. If you are trying something interesting and a goal worth making you can bet I will want to jump right in with you. I make goals about everything. Especially the small action things that add up to more: books that become libraries, miles that become marathons, hikes that become a lifestyle. … Continue reading Helter-Skelter Goal Maker {Five Minute Friday}

Maybe I’ll be a Guinea-gator. {Goals, Parenting Style, and Atmospheric Pressure}

I've been busy the last couple days. Some of it is chosen busyness like reading way too much, and finishing crocheting a cardigan. Some was necessity: cleaning the kids rooms (their carpet is going to last longer because we don't get to walk on it right???), cleaning the bathrooms, putting away a mountain of clean … Continue reading Maybe I’ll be a Guinea-gator. {Goals, Parenting Style, and Atmospheric Pressure}

At the coast and otherwise {QuickLit – May}

Ideal, yes? Somehow I always imagine reading on the beach to be a great idea and I always have great plans to read on the sand when we go there. Between wind and rain and children quite willing to douse themselves (irrespective of their swimmings skills) in the chilly waves, it doesn't really work in … Continue reading At the coast and otherwise {QuickLit – May}

Test the Ice {The Kind Side}

Life isn't figured out all at once. You might have to wait longer than you think to find out more of what you want to do. Or how big pieces are going to work. Keep exploring. Keep living the days and paying attention to what draws your attention, where you find joy, and what is … Continue reading Test the Ice {The Kind Side}

An old red water pump {Five Minute Friday}

Peaking out from an overgrown hosta plant in my front yard there is an old-fashioned cast-iron water pump painted red. I like the little bit of history and color it adds to my inherited abundance of hostas, the odd plant that likes shade, but hardly flowers. A blip of red in a swamp of green. … Continue reading An old red water pump {Five Minute Friday}