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}

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}

Run the Mile You’re In by Ryan Hall {review}

"I'm not saying that the big decisions shouldn't be carefully considered, but I've learned that we also shouldn't dismiss the small ones because these decisions can subtly change the trajectory of our lives."Ryan Hall, Run the Mile You're In - page 15 Run the Mile You're In: Finding God in Every Step by Ryan Hall … Continue reading Run the Mile You’re In by Ryan Hall {review}

Helter-Skelter Goal Maker {Five Minute Friday}

I'm a helter-skelter goal-maker. If you are trying something interesting and a goal worth making you can bet I will want to jump right in with you. I make goals about everything. Especially the small action things that add up to more: books that become libraries, miles that become marathons, hikes that become a lifestyle. … Continue reading Helter-Skelter Goal Maker {Five Minute Friday}

Surprised by Paradox by Jen Pollock Michel {review}

"That paradox of God's story is that he's chosen to write its timelessness in the ticking heart of his Son and that he's choosing to write it in our ticking hearts too." Surprised by Paradox: The Promise of "And" in an Either-Or World by Jen Pollock Michel, p 46. In this book Jen Pollock Michel … Continue reading Surprised by Paradox by Jen Pollock Michel {review}

Nothing to Prove {The Kind Side}

You are worth more than the things you make. You're not going to run out of ideas. It is not a race. And most likely, no matter what you make, you'll still feel compelled to make something else. And that's a good thing. We are made in the image of the Creator God so it … Continue reading Nothing to Prove {The Kind Side}

Outlining Family Wholeness (10 things I’m learning – Whole Together Family)

I've been thinking about what this idea of Whole Together Family means to me. I'd love to someday have a manifesto that tells the vision more coherently, but that's somewhere down the line. Because right now I'm just figuring it out, thinking out loud, and piecing it together for me. But even just having this … Continue reading Outlining Family Wholeness (10 things I’m learning – Whole Together Family)

Called to Create {Some Rambling and a Book Review}

Day 29 of my 100 day project has contained a hefty handful of self-doubt and why-am-I-even-doing this. Because sometimes making stuff that lives on the internet feels fairly pointless, but also entertaining that kind of existential doubt isn't really worth my while. Because I can spend my time doubting whether or not I should spend … Continue reading Called to Create {Some Rambling and a Book Review}