A small group of girlfriends were playing euchre. The game was new to some of us, so we were learning, teasing, and having fun. I've never been one to play a game just for fun...I am always playing to win. I know...it is a sickness as you will learn in this post. As the game … Continue reading I broke…again
It's stark white for miles. Even the trees appear frozen. The purity of the snow gives me peace. It's so plain. A clean canvas. A chance to start over. All I hear is birds and then silence. No one around for miles. Just me with my thoughts and my boots. And so I walk. Drudging … Continue reading Friendspirit
I write this from a remote cabin with a small group of girlfriends. We are taking time to slow down. To nourish and replenish those parts of ourselves we rarely make time for, our spirits. Our bags full of books, journals, food, yoga mats and wine. Free schedules to learn, explore, be in the quiet … Continue reading Finding rest and ruin
How did I get here? I reflect on this question often. From a small town in Nebraska, how did I get to Cedar Rapids, Iowa. To this place? To this day? Where I am happier and more at peace than I ever dreamed was possible? The path was not straight or clear. I moved here for … Continue reading How did I get here?
I can't live life alone. I often find myself feeling like I need to do something, but I don't know what to do or how to do it. There are times in life we need to act, and times in life we need to surrender. I play a part and God plays a part in … Continue reading Rooted in Reason
"Why haven't you done it yet?" my friend asked politely. I had a choice. I could make all the excuses piling up in my head, or I could save us both time and say, "Doesn't matter. How do I make it happen now?" Instead of wasting any breath on the reasons I haven't, we spent the … Continue reading No More Excuses
Disappointment only happens when there’s a misalignment of expectations. -A Close Friend I stood in this cold, stark space filled with nothing but one bed and some boxes. This was my new home for the next year. We had set off early. The sun was still rising as we made the hour-long trip east, coffees … Continue reading No More Disappointment