Hello friends. Hello Friday! A storm blew through late this morning and now it’s windy. I’m trying not to let myself think about the trees that might fall when the wind chimes are playing such a jubilant song. Also: Thinking … Continue reading TGIF | Early May.
We need to pay attention. Really pay attention. Lest we become blind to the awe and wonder that fills our days. Marianne Borg, from the Foreword to Days of Awe and Wonder, by Marcus Borg (p. xii) Hello May!I started … Continue reading Hello May.
Happy Friday, friends! I’ve been tempted these last few days to get full-on into May-mode, and I was grateful for the reminder this afternoon that May doesn’t start until Sunday. So let me put my Present Hat back on and … Continue reading TGIF | Late April.
Present is choosing to believe that your own life is worth investing deeply in, instead of waiting for some rare miracle or fairytale. Present Over Perfect, by Shauna Niequist (via @emilypfreeman) Except for this past weekend, April has been a quiet month for me. a month where I spent a lot of time on my own, reading, knitting, studying, listening to music and birdsong, walking. I let go a few commitments to make more room for solitude and my new church leadership roles. I tried to be disciplined about bedtime since the dark early hours are my favorite reading and … Continue reading Present | April 2022.
Happy Friday, friends! It is full-on SPRING here in Atlanta and the warm sunny blue skies have done wonders for my frame of mind. The forecast shows lots of rain and cooler weather for the weekend, and I am taking … Continue reading TGIF | Mid-April.
How we spend our time defines who we are. There is no magical future. Today is our future. Mary Pipher, quoted in Kate Bowler’s Good Enough In my mind (and my heart), I’m tempted to look back at this month … Continue reading Looking Back | March.
Happy Friday, friends, and Hello April! I love Fridays and a month with five of them is going to be a favorite even if it starts out with a yellow layer of pine pollen, and includes that ominous Taxes Due … Continue reading TGIF | Hello April.
Noted in my journal on Monday, March 14: “getting clarity about my OLW – 1) living here. now. AND 2) feeling good about it. The connection of these two ideas seems like the point. the AHA!! moment.” When I (re) … Continue reading Present | March 2022.
A few weeks ago I wrote about luxury being the fulfillment of all five senses at once. I didn’t encounter that this week 😉 but I did have moments (plural!) that fulfilled a whole TGIF all at once … something … Continue reading TGIF | Late March.
…is not nearly as exciting as you might’ve imagined (if you even noticed I’d been absent for a week)! Mostly same old, same old: Knitting. Reading. Morning walks. But we did have visitors over the weekend. Our two favorite boys … Continue reading What I’ve Been Up To.