When I lived in Florida, I called Louisiana “The Promised Land.” It signified everything right and good and abundant in my life – or that’s what I decided in my heart and mind. Five years after leaving Florida, something has become very clear to me. The Promised Land is wherever abundance lives. And abundance lives
In every house we have lived in, the master bathroom has been decorated with a collection of all the things that didn’t get used in the rest of the house. I have never been intentional to make it a space that invites us to relax and enjoy – that invites thought and reflection and beauty.
I write a lot about super serious things here – reflective, heart things. And I like that because I want you to know that you’re not the only one that deals with the hard stuff while you smile and love and give. However, I also want you to know that there are tools and ways
Friends, it’s spring! I wore flip flops this week – oh yes I did! Are you loving it as much as I am? I’ve been incorporating fresh flowers into my home and cruising the internet trying to find the floweriest flowers I can for our backyard. I planted tulips and grape hyacinths in the fall,
Bread & Wine by Shauna Niequist. I cannot put it down. Let me explain something to you – I am a mother of three small children. Time for sitting and reading – focused fully on words on a page – it is not possible for very many minutes in a row on very many days
We moved. Again. I’ve mentioned that, right? Slow. Intentional. Back in Florida, as I prayed over our move, over our new home – wherever that would be – I kept hearing these same two words over and again. So, as I consider this new space we occupy, I am working hard to reign “Get it
There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort. – Jane Austen I think I’ve mentioned it before – we moved a lot when I was a kid. Mostly we moved a lot within the same neighborhood. It wasn’t traumatic. It was just the way we rolled. I never really thought much about it,
I spent the weekend in bed with a stomach virus-esque something or other. It was not a stomach virus, I’m pretty sure, but the effects of this pregnancy that continue to plague me. And today I had to choose to get out of bed and plod into God’s Word anyway. Isn’t that a hard thing?
Okay, so remember that one time I was redoing my office very slowly? The thing about doing things slowly is that often times the whole plan changes in the slowness. I’m alright with that, but it does take some flexibility and imagination. My tiny little office was a really great space for what I needed
Today we are having a “lazy day”. Apparently I label days, and Adelle has come to know their names. Last night she said, “Mommy, when are we going to have a lazy day?” It’s been sorta chaotic around here – girlfriend knew we were due one. So far there’s been bed playing, book reading, and Alice