The Want in Desire {#Wholemama}

We got our first Christmas catalog in the mail the other day. I watched both my kids sit down and look at it closely, turning the pages slowly as they examined pictures of wooden trains, baby dolls, building sets, books, games, and the plethora of normal that is the American child’s dream. They’re little still … Continue reading The Want in Desire {#Wholemama}

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}

[Im]Practical Adjustments

"In our demand that we be practical, we have nudged the Spirit aside and gone after objectives we can reach without Him. We’ve learned to empathize, listen well, and affirm without judging, to free people to be themselves as they define who they are and what they want. Holiness has been bumped out of the … Continue reading [Im]Practical Adjustments