After a few months' break, I started brewing my own kombucha again. I've recently had some immune issues and have needed a bit of a boost to kickstart my healing and to regain some energy. The weather so far this spring has been all over the place, and it's finally starting to feel like spring … Continue reading Home-brewed Kombucha
On my 28th birthday, my friends threw me a surprise party, pooled their money, and gifted me with two nights stay in a local bed and breakfast. It was so generous of them to do. A "personal retreat,' they said. I remember pretending that I was thrilled, but when the time came to actually stay … Continue reading On Being Alone with Your Thoughts
It's a universal truth: moms are the ones who change the toilet paper roll. Just one of those things that everyone jokes about, it's funny because it's true. I even got a chuckle last spring when I went on a little mama getaway to visit The Fixer Upper silos in Waco and The Pioneer Woman's … Continue reading Discovering the Sacred in the Mundane – and a giveaway
One week ago today, I read this post and decided to take a break from social media. The post itself was not what convinced me; I'd been thinking about it for a long while and had actually considered getting rid of my smartphone altogether in the new year. The post was written by someone who … Continue reading The first week
It happened during my recent miscarriage. On the first Sunday of Advent, we learned that I was expecting another baby. A few weeks later, we learned that the baby had died. It was in the throes of the pain from the miscarriage that it happened. I was up in the night with cramps and remember … Continue reading My break from social media
So, chaos. Folks, it is just everywhere around me these days and I am working hard to embrace it. We had an amazing summer. Truly, the best one we've ever had as a family, I think. Some combination of our new home, the garden, the chickens (we love having chickens!), the lake nearby, and the … Continue reading Want to do a Bible study?