Finding Holy in the Suburbs by Ashley Hales {Review and 19/31}

"Affluence, safety, and comfort can dull our souls." -Ashley Hales in Finding Holy in the Suburbs, p.117 I finished this book two days ago and I already want to reread it. Finding Holy in the Suburbs by Ashley Hales is a critical, theological discussion of how where we live shapes our faith. This is not … Continue reading Finding Holy in the Suburbs by Ashley Hales {Review and 19/31}

Seasons of {Whole Together Family 16/31}

  It's been a busy two or three days, and, while I did not forget about writing yesterday, I nearly did today. But it is 9:50pm. So I have time to take a few thoughts and push them into a semblance of order. I have written about this before about seasonal wholeness, particularly in motherhood, … Continue reading Seasons of {Whole Together Family 16/31}

Yes, I … {Whole Together Family 15/31}

Sometimes with these abstract ideas that argue for a deeper story it is easy to be stuck in the idealist world. Straightforward problems with logical answers, often falling into false dichotomies that say things are either one way or the other. Never both. But that just isn't the case. The human experience is so utterly … Continue reading Yes, I … {Whole Together Family 15/31}

Room for our feelings {Whole Together Family 12/31}

Let me be honest, I sometimes have a hard time remembering my kids belong in this moment of my life just as much as I do. It's a combination of a selfish tendency to center my own wants/needs, and a tired attempt to avoid the discomfort of trying to understand what is going on in … Continue reading Room for our feelings {Whole Together Family 12/31}

Go from here {Whole Together Family 7/31}

We are ourselves, even as we live together as a family. For each other, we make modifications, we make concessions, and we make mistakes. We learn to live as a family even as we all change and become different versions of our same selves. It's a circling of needs and becoming, taking turns, together and … Continue reading Go from here {Whole Together Family 7/31}

True About You {Whole Together Family 5/31}

Just a list of things I need myself to know, and things I want my people to know. You might recognize this from when I posted it on Instagram a couple months ago. I hope this blesses you as you think about the value and wholeness in your own identity. <3 --- - “You is … Continue reading True About You {Whole Together Family 5/31}

When we are imperfectly whole {Whole Together Family 4/31}

I've spent most of my life improving things. I am a One on the enneagram, even though often I wish I was an Eight or aspire to transform into a Five. I am a solid One. I improve, perfect, and rapidly assess situations and figure out what is wrong. I am not a technical perfectionist about as … Continue reading When we are imperfectly whole {Whole Together Family 4/31}

Adjusting Focus {Whole Together Family 2/31}

A few years ago, I cohosted a weekly series and linkup called Wholemama. We wrote once a week on a one word prompt and we wrote about how even as we have all these separate roles, each one informs and builds the other. We wrote about how our creative, spiritual, and mothering roles all interwound … Continue reading Adjusting Focus {Whole Together Family 2/31}