cleaner indoor air in minutes

Did you know opening up the windows in your home for just 10 minutes a day can dramatically improve indoor air quality?⠀⠀ We spend on average 90% of our time indoors, and 1 of...

into the abyss

This will be my final post. For a while. Not sure how long. I just know I have to… I’ll be heading back into my writing hole, back into the abyss. I took a...

2 sides of the same coin

I just went on a 20-minute walk. I often take short walks during days when I’m home writing. Even on a day like today when I am not feeling well, while my body is tired,...

the sacrifice of thanks

reading: Psalm 50, Exodus 13:17-14:31 . . . Thanksgiving. We don’t often first think of the word “sacrifice” when we think of giving thanks. Well, I don’t know about you, but I sure don’t....

the mountain before me

Hot tears poured down my cheeks as I attempted to explain to my husband how I was feeling. The fire burned in the fireplace. The lights were dim. I closed my eyes as if to...

2018: a word, a verse, a creative God

It’s New Years Eve, and my heart and mind feel full — of anticipation, but also of pressure. Anyone else feel me? With the start of a new year, I feel this pressure to...

dirt-covered fruit

It’s the day after Christmas. I awoke late into the morning. Upon rising, I immediately felt a wave of anxiety rush over me. There are presents everywhere, tissue paper strewn about, errands to be...

thirty two.

I awoke to kisses and presents in bed. I spent the day by the side of this man whom I love. And as I headed up the stairs after a very full day, I...

starting now

“The years go by like stones under rushing water; we only know when they’re gone.” – Needtobreathe As I addressed Christmas cards, I couldn’t believe this is already our third Christmas together {second as...

essential oils FAQs

So, you’re curious about this whole “essential oils” thing, are you? Maybe you’re wondering, What are these oils you speak of and why are they so “essential?” And well, I’m here to tell you, they...