The Coffee Days

There are days I would just like to drink coffee all day. The spreading warmth. The pleasant awake feeling. The rich flavor. The delectable smell. The ability to make a day feel a little lighter and happier because I am lighter and happier. Because caffeine, you know? And then, of course, the chance to spike … Continue reading The Coffee Days

When calm means leaving things unfinished :: soul calm {31/31}

Sometimes I try too hard to do the things I've set out to do. And sometimes that drives me crazy and makes me miss the things in life I tend to skip putting on my to-do list. Or would rather not be there altogether. This last week has been filled to the brim somehow. With … Continue reading When calm means leaving things unfinished :: soul calm {31/31}

Finding a Place of Calm {Gayl Wright for #wholemama} {27/31}

I am excited to have Gayl here for #wholemama. She has a beautiful way of letting us see the world through her eyes and borrow a slice of calm. So inhale the goodness and read on.  Finding a Place of Calm The dark rose Lazy Boy rocker/recliner with wooden arms is still comfortable even though … Continue reading Finding a Place of Calm {Gayl Wright for #wholemama} {27/31}

Turn Over :: soul calm {26/31}

During my sophomore year of college I went to a spiritual retreat sort of thing put on by Intervarsity. I was shocked by much of what we learned (I talked more about that here). Spiritual practices that have more base in mysticism - rather than playing to my staunch lutheranism accidentally steeped in a little calvinism - scared … Continue reading Turn Over :: soul calm {26/31}

Tranquilities :: soul calm {25/31}

"To Come Home to Yourself" By John O'Donohue "May all that is within you Be released. May your fears yield Their deepest tranquilities. May all that is unlived in you Blossom into a future Graced with love." Page 97, To Bless the Space Between Us: A Book of Blessings I am blogging everyday this October … Continue reading Tranquilities :: soul calm {25/31}

Find and Choose Joy :: soul calm {24/31 and FMF}

You've probably heard the phrase, "love is choice." Because it is. It's a feeling, yes, but there is also the moment of choosing to be loving or to be love when our feelings don't line up with our own ideals or dreams. I think joy is the same. Sometimes we feel joy. just like we … Continue reading Find and Choose Joy :: soul calm {24/31 and FMF}

For Longing – a blessing by John O’Donohue :: soul calm {22/31}

A blessing for you. This is in the book called "To Bless the Space Between Us" by John o'Donohue.  May it speak to your empty places.  ----- "For Longing. "Blessed be the longing that brought you here  And quickens your soul with wonder. May you have the courage to listen to the voice of desire … Continue reading For Longing – a blessing by John O’Donohue :: soul calm {22/31}

Time and Contentment :: soul calm {21/31}

I need to grab hold of time. I always want to all the things. I'm always reaching into the future. Hoping, dreaming, making plans and lists. Languages, running, reading, learning to write, caring for my kids, investing in community, making new friends, traveling, spending loads of quality time with my husband, teaching my kids. Any … Continue reading Time and Contentment :: soul calm {21/31}