Outside or Inside? {Review of The Path Between Us by Suzanne Stabile}

"Looking through the lens of the Enneagram makes it possible to better understand ourselves and others, increase our acceptance and compassion, and navigate the paths between us." The Path Between Us by Suzanne Stabile, p.4 My alarm went off at 5AM. My late-night goal-ful self had been planning to run hills outside before it got … Continue reading Outside or Inside? {Review of The Path Between Us by Suzanne Stabile}

Fiercehearted by Holley Gerth {Review}

"So here's to whatever brings us to the point where we can no longer stay the same. Here's to keeping the front door open. Here's to doing the brave, hard thing. Here's to being fiercehearted." Fiercehearted: Live Fully, Love Bravely by Holley Gerth, p.21   I read this book in January and I loved it. … Continue reading Fiercehearted by Holley Gerth {Review}

Emboldened by Tara Beth Leach {Essay Inspired by/ Book Review}

(Review copy provided by IVPress) "This is our story! We are fierce, intellectually astute women who are brilliantly made to not accept simple answers. We are wise teachers and colleagues of some of the world's most renowned and brightest scholars. We look to men as co-laborers in this great work and aren't afraid to push … Continue reading Emboldened by Tara Beth Leach {Essay Inspired by/ Book Review}

Long Days of Small Things by Catherine McNiel {Book Review}

"God formed our bodies on purpose and called them good. In the seasons of life he gives us, we encounter and know a unique part of God and his creation that cannot be know without our voice, without our teaching. We represent a part of God's image that the world cannot see except by looking … Continue reading Long Days of Small Things by Catherine McNiel {Book Review}

What if? 

  Do you wonder if you could do something? Maybe you should try it. Could you run marathon? Write a book? Bake baklava? Try parkour? Plant a garden? I say no a lot: It's not the right time, I'm busy, It's not for me. With three little kids chatting my ears off and needing all the … Continue reading What if? 

And we continue on. {wholemama faith}

Where is the line that draws between the middle of what was and what is? The line that marks the turning of a head to glance behind or the focusing of the eyes on things at hand? How do we keep ourselves in careful love of present and not fall to always wondering what might have been … Continue reading And we continue on. {wholemama faith}

The Real Role of Feelings (Day 3)

With three kids and life besides, the emotional input in this house are constantly at high levels. As much as I would like to tune it out or make them all be happy and volume-controlled, I can't. It doesn't work. The only person I can control is myself. And even that goes awry at times (I'm … Continue reading The Real Role of Feelings (Day 3)

The Less and More Life {Challenge – #Wholemama}

    When I consider my life in the light of wholeness, I am invited to grab up all the pieces of who I am or want to be and meld them together into my own one life. The challenge is knowing how to fit all the pieces in, which pieces to choose, and where to … Continue reading The Less and More Life {Challenge – #Wholemama}

On this sometimes cantankerous point of blogging – and not.

Sometimes I feel like I'm trying too hard, but not often. Most of the time I feel like I'm not trying hard enough and their must be something more I should be doing. But here in my little writerly world I feel like I've been trying too hard to write only in a certain way … Continue reading On this sometimes cantankerous point of blogging – and not.

Curiosity {Cara Meredith for #wholemama}

By Cara Meredith ----- I remember hearing the phrase, “Curiosity killed the cat” more than once as a young child – enough to know that if my curiosity got the better of me, if I let it run rampant and take control of the house, the results might not be pretty. But whose idea was … Continue reading Curiosity {Cara Meredith for #wholemama}