Hospitality {Five Minute Friday}

I like to think I'm good at hospitality. I don't invite people in too much. But I sometimes do. Good enough, yes? But then, I think the people I choose to invite tend to be easier to deal with then the people I don't or didn't quite choose. I'm wondering a bit: how would it … Continue reading Hospitality {Five Minute Friday}

Summer Reading – Am I Doing it Wrong? {July QuickLit}

July was a weird month of reading. I listened to a couple audiobooks while ferrying the kids back and forth to VBS. Three hours of VBS is not really long enough when it takes 25 minutes to get to church. The audiobooks helped it to be more enjoyable instead of feeling like wasting alone minutes … Continue reading Summer Reading – Am I Doing it Wrong? {July QuickLit}

Not Your Job {The Kind Side}

It's not your job to appease your inner critic. You can't placate a voice that's never pleased. I find myself trying to live such to avoid the little critical feeling in my head. The way to avoid rethinking all the words you said over lunch with family? Don't say any words at all. The way … Continue reading Not Your Job {The Kind Side}

Start Again (and again, and again). {Five Minute Friday}

I'm talking myself into it again. Every day I feel like I find new layers of doubt dusting off contentment of apparent productivity to scream their discouraging thoughts across my interior existence. "What are you even doing?" "Why try?" "Who are you to say anything at all and shouldn't you just put the kids in … Continue reading Start Again (and again, and again). {Five Minute Friday}

At Long Last {The Kind Side}

At long last. Eventually. Someday. But not right now. The moments when life feels more dramatic than it needs to be are more than we would like. {Really, life?} {Why?} We don't get to know why or when or anything conclusive. The only thing we can do is our small best (interspersed with not) and … Continue reading At Long Last {The Kind Side}

How to read a riveting series. {June Quicklit}

Put the whole series on hold at the library. Wait until they all show up. Read them as quickly as you can. This is what I should have done with the Charlotte Holmes series. So let me say it again: Make sure you have them all on hand. I read a lot this month, but … Continue reading How to read a riveting series. {June Quicklit}

One Thing {The Kind Side} One of the people I follow on Instagram reposted this from @theresgoodinstore this morning and I thought it was altogether just right for this morning's Kind Side note. I always want to know how everything will work out and where all the details will fall. I want to have peace made and pieces picked … Continue reading One Thing {The Kind Side}

Today {The Kind Side}

Just get through today. That's enough. Don't worry about all the things that could be inconvenient or go wrong in the sequence of today's events. You've already chosen what to do. Live in the moment, not in the land of every hypothetical problem the moment could have. Choose how you want to shape your very … Continue reading Today {The Kind Side}