I’ve had a version of this post knocking around in my brain since Tuesday. I spent most of that day prepping the food we’ll be sharing with Katie and her family this afternoon. Much of this year’s menu is new-to-us (Thanksgiving dinner is, for us, not about traditional dishes, and still, all about good food); the only thing I’m making for “not the first time” is cranberry sauce. Thanks to Sara’s great notes it turned out perfectly (also, the new not-a-le-creuset has now cooked a lot more than popcorn!) Before I started cooking, I printed out this year’s menuand all … Continue reading Choosing Thanks.
If it is possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all. ~ Romans 12:18 … I’m having a much different journey with my one little word this year. It seems quiet for days and then in … Continue reading Choosing Peace.
(oops, I just realized this post that I wrote last night on my iPad never posted…) …I wrote it down – twice! – on Friday and it’s been resonating since. I didn’t manage much of it on Saturday when I … Continue reading Slow Down and Breathe.
Therefore my heart is glad, and my soul rejoices; my body also rests secure. ~Psalm 16:9 Yesterday’s devotion* struck a chord with me. It talked about how being dissatisfied with what we have, where we are and even who we … Continue reading Choosing Gratitude.
It doesn’t have to be the blue iris, it could be weeks in a vacant lot, or a few small stones; just pay attention, then patch a few words together and don’t try to make them elaborate, this isn’t a … Continue reading Choosing to Pay Attention.
…I haven’t been sleeping well lately. I wake up at 1 or 2 am and can’t quiet my mind to fall back to sleep for several hours. Considering my alarm goes off before 5, these sleepless nights are taking a … Continue reading Choosing the Present.
It is not what you first think. There is no effort of will, no firm resolve in the face of this thing called living. There is only paying attention to the quiet each morning, while you hold your cup in … Continue reading One Little Word | Choose.