The kitchen that once expressed my style, now felt like a dark cave in the middle of my house. A cave I had no interest in spending time in. So we ate out. A lot. The more we ate out, the more careless I got with my food choices. Inflammation
Self-care has a reputation for being long, leisurely baths, extended time without kids, or expensive luxuries like massages and manicures. Let’s get rid of those ideas right now. While those things can be a part of self-care, they pale in comparison to other, more long-lasting endeavors. When practiced intentionally, self-care
I thought last Summer was unforgettable; that nothing could compete with the simultaneous joy and sorrow we felt while celebrating my niece’s engagement in a hospital room, where we desperately hoped and prayed for my Dad’s recovery. But, this Summer caught me by surprise. It’s been filled with some of the best times of
Unfortunately, our daughter seems to have learned a disappointing lesson; sometimes Christians get it wrong. Friday, July 1st, dinner conversation “Don’t do anything illegal…even if it’s legal there.” “Okay. I won’t.” “You do not have a license to go out and drink just because you’re not under our roof.” “I know.”
Something happened to me recently. Something unplanned and unexpected..which I guess is exactly what would happen when you, well, don’t plan. It wasn’t intentional, but each day as I went through my morning routine of reading, praying and journaling, it would end there…with no list outlined by bullet points telling
He thought her beautiful, believed her impeccably wise; dreamed of her, wrote poems to her, which, ignoring the subject, she corrected in red ink. ~Virginia Wolfe I had trouble falling asleep Saturday night, so I got up and eventually found myself “shopping the house” to accessorize my latest living room arrangement.
As I was lying in bed the other night, my thoughts were about a boy; a former student of mine whose mother worried over him. In different conversations, she would mention certain observations and behaviors that concerned her: loss of appetite, trouble sleeping, fatigue… As I thought about our conversations