I’m reading through a book with a couple of friends that has been like a breath of fresh air in a life that can often feel noisy and distracting. It’s called Abundant Simplicity and was written by Jan Johnson. She encourages us to slow down and take a good look at our lives — how we spend our time, … [Read more...] about Let Go and Live
I was watching a show the other night and there was a scene that really had me thinking about my spiritual growth. A sister is driving her brother to an AA meeting because she has just found him in his apartment with liquor bottles everywhere. He had been sober for a lengthy period and she is … [Read more...] about How Fit Am I?
Decluttering... it’s been my mission for a few months now. I went into the holidays getting rid of things to make space for new toys, etc. I started the new year off with continuing the practice, cleaning out closets and dressers and attempting to get my home more organized and free of useless … [Read more...] about Decluttering
You may not think about it every day, but someday you will leave a legacy. Everything you say, every way you act or react, your affections, and your priorities will all contribute to how people will remember you when you are gone. Twenty years ago this week my father died unexpectedly. I remember … [Read more...] about Legacy
I was raised in the church. Baptized as a baby, went was dragged to mass as a teenager, spent some time away from church, and came back as an adult. I heard message after message, but never really listened. Perhaps, it was my mistaken view of who God is. Perhaps I never knew how to listen. Perhaps I … [Read more...] about Listening
On most days when 4 o’clock rolls around you will find me in the same place — in my kitchen making supper. I begin the chopping and sautéing and set the table. I call the boys in from the backyard and wash the dirt from underneath their little fingernails. Then the four of us gather around the table … [Read more...] about A Servant’s Heart