For quite a few years I have written New Year's lists full of hope and goals. Last year somehow the motivation escaped me and I made the goals as the mood May. and November. but mostly not. I had a reading goal which I surpassed because I overachieve greatly at reading when life is … Continue reading New.

Fun Things To Do in 2016

These aren't really resolutions, and some of them aren't even goals, but some are. It's simply a list of fun, at least what I consider fun, for the new year. Because that is what New Year's Resolutions are for me: just fun. It's not that I have to do them. It's not that I need … Continue reading Fun Things To Do in 2016

New | The Greatest Gift, Striving, Jobs, Living Well.

This December I read Ann Voskamp's advent devotional called, The Greatest Gift and really enjoyed it. At first I thought I enjoyed it in spite of my burnt out exhaustion with life and striving, but now looking at all my favorite lines in one place I realize i enjoyed it more because of those feelings … Continue reading New | The Greatest Gift, Striving, Jobs, Living Well.

The Halfway Point

Since it has been about half the year, I thought I'd take a couple minutes to make sure I'm still on track with my goals for this year. Fitness Run a lot! - as of wednesday afternoon I've logged 342 miles. Sounds like a lot to me :) Run a half marathon. Or two. there's … Continue reading The Halfway Point


While we were at the coast, our family rented a house that was really close to a portion of the Oregon Coast Trail. It was so fun to be able to run from the house and be in the woods with an ocean view in less than 10 minutes. I only ran twice while we … Continue reading RunRunRun!

The Habit of Being Home {life intentionally}

All too often I get distracted with my writing for the sake of writing (hello, short lived fame of being freshly pressed!) instead of writing out of a place of fullness and reflection in my life. My writing gets stale and my babies get cranky. So this month I'm going to be getting into my … Continue reading The Habit of Being Home {life intentionally}

Resting on the One Foundation. {January Focus}

His glory, and the first priority for our own usefulness is to keep ourselves in continual communion with the Lord Jesus and to see that the vital sprituality of our faith is maintained over and above everything else in this world." Charles Spurgeon, Evening by Evening This past month I've made the commitment to be … Continue reading Resting on the One Foundation. {January Focus}

“To be or not to be?” 2014

To be or not to be. That IS the question. What do I want to be in 2014 and in my life and what do I have to do to get there? My new years goals are a chance for me to choose to be more of who I am, more who I want to … Continue reading “To be or not to be?” 2014