Take a Break {Notes from the Kind Side}

The week before last the kids and I went with my parents to the beach while Israel and the dog stayed home. I planned to keep doing my 100 day projects because that's kind of the point of the whole project, and really these things are just for fun, right? But despite the apparent casual … Continue reading Take a Break {Notes from the Kind Side}

No. 1: It must look boring.

Something about having three young kids makes you a little more guarded about any scrap of potential quietish time you could possibly have. Lately we've been playing in the front yard a lot because the kids are loving the front yard things: bikes, scooters, and swings. And our backyard is pretty small so it makes … Continue reading No. 1: It must look boring.

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}

Rest in Your Salvation :: soul calm {11/31}

"It doesn't effect your salvation." This is something my mom says often and I'm guessing it came from her mom. But all these little things that we tend to stress out about aren't really that important in the long run. What college should I go to? It doesn't effect your salvation. What should I major … Continue reading Rest in Your Salvation :: soul calm {11/31}

Trust Rest :: soul calm {10/31 and FMF}

I just woke up from another nap. I am napping a lot these days. Every day for the last few weeks and a few times a week in the weeks leading up. Something about pregnancy and having a baby can wear a body out. Rather quickly and thoroughly. Letting myself take naps has been a … Continue reading Trust Rest :: soul calm {10/31 and FMF}

Family :: Soul Calm {2/31 and FMF}

I've left my Fridays for Five Minute Friday words during this month-long series. I need to leave room for spontaneity in my life instead of relying on my formulas and to-do lists.  So here's five minutes from me on the word announced last night: -----    The calm (or lack thereof) of my outer life … Continue reading Family :: Soul Calm {2/31 and FMF}

Beauty from Dust :: Soul Calm {1/31}

"You make beautiful things. You make beautiful things out of dust. You make beautiful things. You make beautiful things out of us." -Gungor, Beautiful Things My life breathes in and out. In and out. Panting to keep up, getting mired in regrets or questions, or champing at the bit to begin something new. I often allow those hairy-scary … Continue reading Beauty from Dust :: Soul Calm {1/31}

Be {#wholemama}

Hey all, the WholeMama linkup is continuing right here. Today we're writing on the word 'be'. Link up with us at the bottom of this post! This urge to just be flies by and at odds with my own common sense and lists of do and must and should.  Be. It's like an invitation to … Continue reading Be {#wholemama}