Aspire to live a quiet life, to mind your own affairs and to work with your hands." 1 Thessalonians 4:11 Something about the verse in Thessalonians has pulled me in over the years and made me curious. This idea of a quiet life. What could that mean? It isn't an idea our society promotes. We … Continue reading simple

mud & mess

I walked out of a muddy situation over two years ago. The life I had tried to build and create began to crumble. I'll be honest; it never held well. From the beginning, it had faults and cracks that weren't suitable for building on. I ignored them and tried to press on. I felt the … Continue reading mud & mess

coming in

“And into the forest I go, to lose my mind and find my soul” ― John Muir We went to Maine to find our souls again. For the past two years, this life has been filled with incomparable joys, destressing pains, and countless shifts and changes for us and the world collectively. We needed time away … Continue reading coming in

living the drama

When I blogged on Friday, I sat in my favorite cafe, drinking a delicious coffee, eating wonderful pastries. The weather outside felt spring-like, warm, sunny, full of life. There were people out, milling around the small town, going in and out of shops. My partner sat across the table from me, reading, journaling, making me … Continue reading living the drama