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Discouraged/Encouraged…A conversation with myself

  I sit and have a conversation with myself. Trying to talk myself into a better state of mind. This mind that has struggled to be sound and joyful for the last five years and so often failing to muster up good thoughts. When things get overwhelming or the fatigue threatens to drown me I […]

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Recalibrate

To calibrate something means that you adjust it to meet a standard. Therefore, recalibrate means to bring something back to the standard; to re-adjust. My daughter has to do this constantly with her violin. It isn’t a very good one so it goes out of tune easily. Went she’s all calibrated the music is sweet […]

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Of Worms and Cats and Healing

The cat and the bag.  The worms and the can. They aren’t supposed to get out but I seem to have a way of poking the cans and the bags and then there is stuff to deal with. These cats and worms actually need to get out!! Not so long ago I was talking to […]

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The unfinished…

  We live in a world of unfinished. I love completed projects and yet feelings of satisfaction war with the sadness of saying goodbye to a project. Every project is a process of blossoming ideas, the work of designing, creating and all the labor and love that it takes to complete. There are pieces of […]

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When you give a woman a weekend…

When you give a woman a weekend, She may want to take a few friends with her. And if she takes a few friends with her she will most likely need to start a new Facebook group. And if there are many women in a Facebook group silliness might break out. When the silliness breaks […]

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Of Mice and Me {a Meet Me in the Middle post}

I just created a really gross collage that you’re going to wonder, “What on earth? Why?” Yeah, cause I am cool like that. WARNING: I talk about mice and there is a picture of a dead one further down. We have lived in old houses for most of our married lives or on a farm. […]

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Just the ordinary

Today is such an ordinary day of trying to clean and teach a kid about subjects and predicates and keep my hair in my head while her brother DOESN’T write his report on the Renaissance. Today is a day of sipping tea and talking and planning and wondering if he could please pick up a […]

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God is Committed to the Middle

I’m participating in this beautiful curation project called Meet Me In the Middle. Where is God in the middle of things?  That question seems to pop up alot. Sometimes it seems like He isn’t around, that this thing we’re going through won’t ever be finished. The scriptures say that He is faithful to complete what […]

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What thanks does….

My girl told me I did a really bad job of posting from my phone on Monday. I must confess I proofread nothing!  Just hit publish and called it good. I am less ‘not myself’ today so there should be less weirdness. ..I hope! We are still sitting in Winnipeg waiting for things to happen. […]

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There was a post….

I am attempting to post from the hospital room of my eldest son 9 hours away from home. My heart is split in two as my next oldest has to deal with hard stuff and I am not able to be with both of them. Josiah was having fun sledding with his school pals on […]

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