Friday Free Draw

Friday Free Draw

I came home from a work trip to find hand picked flowers and colored pictures of little tiny fashion dolls with hearts and flowers on it. Giant yellow suns with slashes of yellow streaming out of the paper. Inside each (yes - there was more than one) 8×11 folded paper were notes of love and [...]

A Day for Rest

A Day for Rest

The topic of rest and a day off was just discussed a few short months ago in our small group. It is amazing to me how many people loved the concept of taking a longer more initial break and then as a whole everyone everywhere was forced to do so! In our season of social [...]

Time Away

Time Away

When's the last time you truly got away... and I don't just mean heading out for a weekend trip (although those quick getaways are sometimes just what the doctor ordered)... I'm talking about phone silence, email abstinence, abstaining from chores, relishing in late breakfasts over mimosas, long quiet walks, getting lost in a good book, [...]

Give It A Break

Give It A Break

We are very neat people, both of us, and because of that we could be tidying and doing projects every second of every day. Failing miserably at connecting relationally we would be organized and task driven but then what is the point of that? I mean really? What is the point? The fact that my counters [...]

Productivity

Productivity

"Some days I feel like the internet is 100 versions of "strive for greatness!" and "how she's killing the game and you can, too!" and "these are the 64863 things successful people do before dawn."  But how about this: you don't have to crush or kill or slay anything today. You don't have to strive [...]

Being Present

Being Present

Screen time is what we call anything from your phone to laptops, TV, movies, gaming systems, and social media platforms.  When I say you must break up with your phone I am referring to all of these.  It is estimated at the time of this writing, according to a Google search, that people spend more [...]

Findind Rest

Findind Rest

Rest is something I am not good at. Truth be told I don't think anyone is great at it. Lots of people may argue that point with me. Saying they are great at throwing on the PJ's and binge watching tv for days on in while eating Doritos. Some will tell me that they can sleep [...]

Balance in Life

Balance in Life

There are a lot of interpretations of "balance". Summer is perfect time to talk about this. Many of us use summer life to realign our lives. Who gets to define the definition of a balanced life? What does it look like really? According to the dictionary the definition is described as… a state of equilibrium or [...]