gavyn

Jan 19th, 2019 A Year on The Porch arstanley 3 min read

Did I ever tell you the story of me picking a fight with someone while wearing this shirt? True story. . Last year on our drive to Florida we stopped for lunch after spending ten hours in the van. As I got the food something happened between Ryan and the boys causing Gavyn to lose his ever loving mind. I came around the corner to…

My Day

Jan 18th, 2019 A.R. Stanley, A.R. Stanley's Musings arstanley 5 min read

My life is kind of boring. For all intents and purposes, we, I do the same things day in and day out. During the school year our routine is fairly set and, honestly, I like it that way. I have the kind of personality that enjoys predictable rhythms. I took predictability and made it work for me. This year our schedule changed and shifted and…

#process

Jan 13th, 2019 A Year on The Porch arstanley 5 min read

Ryan said something to me a few days ago that really resonated. He told me he read an article where someone said special needs parents are caught in story purgatory. . Today I read an article about the grief cycle special needs parents are caught in. . On Thursday we had our community group, and someone asked, “Would it be easier to trust Jesus if…

Process

Jan 12th, 2019 A.R. Stanley, A.R. Stanley's Musings arstanley 4 min read

My word for the year is Process. I’m excited to watch the year unfold and see where this word takes me. My word last year helped in my personal life a lot, but I did not feel it touch my writing much. I think this year will be a marvelous combination of both. I’ve spent the last six years trying to refine my process of…

A Page a Day

Jan 9th, 2019 A.R. Stanley, A.R. Stanley's Musings, writing arstanley 5 min read

In 2013 I read one little line that changed my life. “Today is the first day of your 364 page novel.” If I wrote one page a day by the end of the year, I would have 364 pages. That seemed like an achievable goal. Writing has captivated me since I was a tiny child. My mom loves to tell the story of how I…

New Year

Jan 4th, 2019 A.R. Stanley, A.R. Stanley's Musings arstanley 4 min read

Blogging has intrigued me for years and slipped through my grasp again and again. I often wonder if I make it more complicated than it needs to be. I tried creating and using a Bullet Journal last year, and I can honestly say, I loved it. Not only did I enjoy the process of creating it, I liked using it. I liked coloring in the…