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}

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}

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}

Hope is Prophetic {#wholemama and soul calm 20/31}

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13 A version I read once reads 'may you overflow with confident hope by the power of the Holy Spirit." This is where my … Continue reading Hope is Prophetic {#wholemama and soul calm 20/31}

Let go of striving :: soul calm {19/31}

Somehow I don't have many words to spare today, so I'm just sharing a quote that challenges and quiets me to soul calm. Because striving for spiritual feelings can be exhausting and beside the point and sometimes we just need to let go. "I'm learning what it means to have faith without certain kinds of … Continue reading Let go of striving :: soul calm {19/31}

Grab Hold of Love :: soul calm {7/31}

Sometimes in the midst of our busy lives we forget that others might enjoy being included in our busyness. Doing things on our own is easier than asking for help. No risks involved. No shortcomings hinted at. No needs to be refused if the answer is no. I've found that part of the answer to … Continue reading Grab Hold of Love :: soul calm {7/31}

“You are so fine!” :: Soul Calm {5/31}

At busy family gatherings or on playdates with my cousins or helping out after the youngest cousins were born, I remember my Aunt Chris always saying, "You are so fine." In response to so many things. I don't remember exactly what at this point in my life, but most often it came when we questioned whether or … Continue reading “You are so fine!” :: Soul Calm {5/31}