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}

Create Here {#wholemama}

I think we all have an urge to create. Something. Somehow. In some way.  For me, I love to see the ways others have chosen words to tell the story of their hearts and eyes and time. How they sweat out the battle with the blank page until one of them gives in (let's face … Continue reading Create Here {#wholemama}

Because I accidentally chose – #oneword365

Honestly I hate falling into groups of what 'everyone else is doing'. If I was picking a word before it was popular I would have no hesitation this year. But I haven't and it is really very popular among these blogger people to pick a word and despite my inhibitions about joining in with popular … Continue reading Because I accidentally chose – #oneword365

Settle in for the Long Haul {#wholemama}

It used to be that settling was a bad thing. Settle for second best, settle for a B on a test, settle for the right area to live in. It was an acquiescing of my desires to possibility, ability, or chance. Last time I "settled" I settled for leaning into writing instead of going to … Continue reading Settle in for the Long Haul {#wholemama}