I remember a song that we sang in Bible School, "Oh be careful little eyes what you see....For the Father up above is looking down below." We didn't sing it often, but it was enough to give me spiritual paranoia. God is watching. All. The. Time. When I know I'm being watched, the walls go… Continue reading Watched Vs Seen
For those of you who may not recognize the acronym, TBR stands for To Be Read. It means the list of books you plan to read in a given time period, usually a month but it could be a year or even a season. I haven't really done a TBR in a while on this… Continue reading TBR lists and why I’m taking a break.
I wanted to write an update on my anxiety, but I've kind of been in the thick of an anxiety storm. And when I'm in a storm like this, it's harder to really articulate what I'm trying to say. Every time I try to put pen to paper (or in my case fingers to keyboard),… Continue reading Anxiety Update
I think most of us are familiar with the Proverbs 31 woman, that quite unattainable checklist of things every woman has to live up to. Early to rise, works late into the night, successful, wise, put together, children and husband love her, the community honors her. I mean, we probably add a few more descriptors… Continue reading An Ecclesiastes Woman
Most of my life, I've tried to set up time-based schedules to live by. It's how our world really works, by the hours and minutes of a clock. But it never seemed to work well for my own life. I would fill up every hour with some activity. I would even include rest time or… Continue reading Seasonal Rhythms
I spent the summer of my freshman year of high school taking care of my great grandmother who had dementia. We didn't live near each other growing up, so by the time I was taking care of her, she really didn't know who I was. Still, she was sweet, loved to take walks and sing… Continue reading Walk For The Cure
Tunnel of Bones by Victoria Schwab My rating: 5 of 5 stars I loved this sequel to City of Bones. It's a middle-grade book written by Victoria Schwab, my favorite author. While I don't normally read middle-grade, I know I've liked everything written by her, so I will probably read anything written by her (I… Continue reading Tunnel of Bones: A Review
I did a series on my blog called Continuing the Conversation about Pregnancy and Infant Loss. As I would research articles online about recent conversations on this topic, I started noticing a trend. A lot of these posts online would start out with "We don't talk about (miscarriage, infertility, etc) very much." Even though 1… Continue reading Why Is This Still Happening?
I read about 18 books this summer. I didn't want to put all of the reviews on my blog because that would be a bit of an overkill. Plus, I have a September TBR list that will surely take up the normal review spots on my blog. But! I did read a few amazing books… Continue reading My 5 Star Summer Reads
Summer is over. Well, technically, it's not over for a couple more weeks, but pretty much every school is back in session. The vacation part associated with summer is over. I looked back at my Thriving in Summer blog post as I was typing this one. Even then, I could see the burn out, but… Continue reading Thriving This September