Falling into a Season of Simple

For a good part of a year or two now, I’ve been plotting and planning how I would get back to the mountains for a hike. Since it’s not good to hike alone, I pestered proposed a trip to several friends but nothing panned out. In my discouragement I finally prayed and let it go.Continue reading “Falling into a Season of Simple”

The Art of Turning Sour into Sweet

I stood in the middle of the candy aisle contemplating the merits of a duo of delicate dark chocolate almond butter cups. The alternative: my go-to plain dark chocolate bars. In a 10-pack. The plan was to sweeten my sour mood with chocolate. But given my stranded status, quantity won over quality. I wheeled theContinue reading “The Art of Turning Sour into Sweet”

How to Answer When Creation Comes to Call

Our sweet outdoor kitty, not much older than a kitten herself, suddenly became a mama- not that she didn’t know it – but rather it came as a surprise to us. At 10:30 am there was one. By 11:52, two more. Tiny things that barely looked like cats according to the boy who witnessed theContinue reading “How to Answer When Creation Comes to Call”

When Nothing Fits {part 2}

{for part one, click here… seems I had a lot to say on the same topic 2 years ago…!} Some mornings I stand in front of the closet for way too long contemplating what to wear. It’s not that nothing fits, it’s just that nothing seems to fit together. I tell myself I’m lacking someContinue reading “When Nothing Fits {part 2}”

The Answer for When You Want to Run Away

When was the last time you wanted to run away? Last year? Saturday? Just a few minutes ago when you shut yourself in the bathroom to see what the internet held for you and found yourself reading this post? Yep I get it. Pete: Where’s Cora, Cousin Wash? Washington Hogwallop: [chewing and choosing words carefully as hisContinue reading “The Answer for When You Want to Run Away”