How to Follow Well

On my birthday this year I set out to pray over and pen some goals, thanks to this book. After circling for a while, I finally landed with three: Always remember my mission, pursue discipline and live simply with first “thing” first. {That thing really being a person, you know…} Even with those directives in mind,Continue reading “How to Follow Well”

Something to Help You Catch Your Breath

Stop. Right now where you are and take a deep breath. Deeper. Hold it. Ok now exhale  sloooowly… There isn’t that better? Whew… I think sometimes I forget to breathe. {You too?} It’s not that my body doesn’t do it on autopilot, which is quite astonishing and I’m grateful for, but it’s more like I realize after aContinue reading “Something to Help You Catch Your Breath”

On Schedules, Stories and Stones

Scheduling has always been my downfall. Every year I stand in the planner aisle of the office supply store and flip through cute flowered blank books of time waiting to be appointed. There’s something exciting and alluring in the colors and fresh pages showing monthly, weekly and hourly lined clean slates ready for events and goals to be penciled in. ArmedContinue reading “On Schedules, Stories and Stones”

Walking Towards Something Better

The weather in Virginia is at times squirrel-y. I don’t know in what other state you can experience freezing temperatures, tornadoes, snow and eighty degree highs in just the span of 2 weeks. Right now in honor of March we have skipped straight ahead to summer because that’s just how Virginia rolls and I’ve taken advantage ofContinue reading “Walking Towards Something Better”

Reach for the Sky and a Good Friend

My fascination with trees is ongoing. When I pondered my first post title idea, “On Being a Tree” I found that I had a short memory… So one good tree story deserves another I suppose. Last week I heard a fact about redwood trees that stuck with me. As old (think several centuries to aContinue reading “Reach for the Sky and a Good Friend”