New Year, same God

I love a new year as much as the next gal... a chance to proverbially wipe clean the slate and start fresh. A chance to forget what day it is and what year it is and laugh at how fast the past year went. A chance to evaluate your outlook and your goals, scratching things … Continue reading New Year, same God

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Here and Now

"Here and Now: Living in the Spirit" by Henri J. M. Nouwen, 1994 || p. 59-60 - - - "God does not ask us to define our little niche in humanity over and against other people. God's question is: "Are you reading the signs of your time as signs asking you to repent and be … Continue reading Here and Now

love thy neighbor?

I suppose it's ironic that after I post about being content and grateful I get tried. Tested. This morning I noticed that someone (a neighbor) has presumably cashed a check of ours twice. We hired him to do some power washing after he told us about his ill mother and his lack of job. It's … Continue reading love thy neighbor?

Broken Together

For the last few nights, I have been up listening to my sick baby sniffle and cough. He's been having a hard time, and there is very little I can do about it. A mix of allergies and a baby cold, there is no quick treatment option except to ride it out, even if that means a few sleepless nights … Continue reading Broken Together

Dear Me

Note: I wrote this note to myself a while back (with pen and paper - imagine!), and I never published it. Back-dated to 5/9/16   Dear Stephanie, Yes, I used your first name in full. This is serious. Pay attention. You are a good mom. Stop telling yourself otherwise. Smile. Be grateful. Do stuff. Have some … Continue reading Dear Me