It is fine. {The Kind Side}

It is fine. Not 'it will be fine' or 'it's all going to work out'. True too, but it is fine. Right now , in this messy middle where we so often don't know what's going on or if we're going to be happy when we find out where something ends. Even when it feels ridiculous … Continue reading It is fine. {The Kind Side}

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

Prayer: My Broken, His Whole {#wholemama} 

Prayer might be the one thing I want to write about less than I wanted to write about my mess last week, for some reason.  I don't live up to my own expectations. I would love to be able to sit down and read the bible, and then journal and then pray.  All in one … Continue reading Prayer: My Broken, His Whole {#wholemama} 

Quiet as a core instead of a sanctuary {#wholemama}

   "Lie down! You're supposed to be sleeping!!"It has been the refrain of my days during naptime. if I'm lucky, it's only the beginning little while.  But today, on the day for quiet, ooh how it irks me, tromping has been the name of the game.  during naptime.  They tromped right out of their beds … Continue reading Quiet as a core instead of a sanctuary {#wholemama}

Martin Luther King Jr {19/31 Niches}

1929-1968 "We’ve been in the mountain of war. We’ve been in the mountain of violence. We’ve been in the mountain of hatred long enough. It is necessary to move on now, but only by moving out of this mountain can we move to the promised land of justice and brotherhood and the Kingdom of God. … Continue reading Martin Luther King Jr {19/31 Niches}

Sarah Young: Jesus Calling {13/31 Niches}

(Screenshot from Scribd) I've only heard warnings about her. Stay away. Heresy. False teacher. But then other's have only heard praise. She wrote this little book called Jesus Calling: Enjoy Peace in His Presence. Have you heard of it? Probably. Sarah Young is a listener. She listens to God. She seeks his presence. In her … Continue reading Sarah Young: Jesus Calling {13/31 Niches}

Exhale {Five Minute Friday}

"Chill. It's ok." I say this so many times I won't be too surprised when my two year old starts spouting it right back at me. It'll probably be cute for a while. But really. I could use someone to tell me to chill somedays. Today I feel like I may have won the bad … Continue reading Exhale {Five Minute Friday}

9: keep the relationship positive.

"As parents learn to balance their own emotions without swinging between feelings of guilt and anger toward their child they are better able to give their child both nurture and structure. Being kind and empathic toward yourself can help you not get overly involved in your own emotional reactions to your child." - Parenting From … Continue reading 9: keep the relationship positive.