A Haven of Love, Rest, and Connection

My fourth goal for 2020 is to make our home a haven of love, rest, and connection. I have a picture in mind of what that will look like and feel like for me, but in order to know I have achieved the goal in the end, I need to find ways to accomplish this. [...]

Making Time for Creativity and Play

The theme of my recent posts has been my goals for 2020 and I continue with that today. I have covered my spiritual goals and relationship goals so far. Today I want to share about my desire for creativity and play in my life as I choose a life of slowness and simplicity. Creativity and [...]

Valuing Relationships; Loving Others Better

Have you been out for coffee or dinner lately and looked at the people sitting nearby? It never ceases to amaze me how many couples or friends sit together at a table, yet are each glued to their smartphones; texting or surfing the internet. There is no conversation taking place and very little eye contact [...]

Seeking to Abide

The Lord is making me more and more aware of the pattern of fear being boss in my life. Over and over again I am seeing how I run from situations, relationships, and interactions. I am repeatedly noticing the loneliness I am left in when fear pushes me to run away. Very, very early this [...]

Finding the Way

Our new home will be out in the country. Driving there means driving on unfamiliar roads, seeing lots of trees and farm fields, and not much else. So in order to see our road, before it comes up so fast that I drive past it, I had to find a landmark. My landmark is in [...]

Lemon Drop Memories

Another road trip to the new house, another stop at Kwik Trip for more coffee. And there I saw them, a bag of lemon drops. I pulled the bag off the metal piece it hung from and immediately tears stung my eyes. Lemon drop memories. It's funny how little things can cause liquid grief to [...]

What Really Matters

What really matters? The Lord has been showing me where my focus lies. And, in doing so, He is helping me to see what really matters to Him. It really matters to Him that I walk closely with Him. In order to do that I need to be intentional about looking for Him in the [...]

God’s Word Refreshes, He Restores our Souls

Do you ever feel defeated? Everything is going wrong. No matter what you try it seems things just don't work out. You feel frustrated and at the edge of despair. And you are just ready to give up. Can anything else go wrong? In Psalm 143:3 AMPC David says, "For the enemy has pursued and [...]

Practicing Simplicity

Last week I shared about how I was learning soul freedom. Seeing my scatteredness and my many distractions more clearly has pushed me forward in practicing simplicity in my moments. It has encouraged me, even more, in walking with slow-feet in my days. I have been greatly helped this past week by an online course [...]

Learning Soul Freedom

Packing and the busyness of getting ready to move has me behind in my writing. But even in the craze of throwing away, recycling, giving away, and packing up, it seems the Lord has lessons for me. My Recalibrate Life read, this month, is not one of the books I originally chose. In fact, I [...]