Collaborative Art

Collaborative Art

You formed my inmost being; you knit me in my mother's womb. I praise you, because I am wonderfully made; wonderful are your works! --Psalm 139: 13-14 All four of my kids have delved into drawing lately. To my delight, they've taken to portrait drawing in particular. Even at 5 years old, Anthony has been fascinated with drawing people. … [Read more...]

On How to Realize a Dream

On How to Realize a Dream

Those who know me will tell you: I'm an abstract thinker, an idea girl, intuitive, and emotional. A dreamer. Although I get some drive and organization from my dad, detailed plans don't come naturally to me. Without a plan, dreams remain dreams. So, I continually work to grow in the practical areas of pursuing dreams. My current … [Read more...]

Something New {Meet Me in the Middle}

Something New {Meet Me in the Middle}

See, I am doing something new! Now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? In the wilderness I will make a way, in the wasteland, rivers. --Isaiah 43:19 I doubt and forget so easily. I catch myself wandering back to that treacherous question, "Did God really...?" Did God really say He'd do something new? Did God really promise to redeem things? … [Read more...]

Spiritual Temperaments {Meet Me in the Middle}

Spiritual Temperaments {Meet Me in the Middle}

When I read a book about spiritual temperaments years ago, one temperament I scored lowest in was Naturalist. At that time, spending time in nature was simply not a way that I felt particularly connected to God. Given that assessment, it seems a little crazy that I now run a natural health business for which I teach natural wellness classes and … [Read more...]

Already Amazing {Meet Me in the Middle}

Already Amazing {Meet Me in the Middle}

Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect. --Romans 12:2 You're Already Amazing is the first of Holley Gerth's books that I read. It was one of a trio of books that profoundly impacted my faith, steering me onto … [Read more...]

What’s For Dinner? {Meet Me in the Middle}

What’s For Dinner? {Meet Me in the Middle}

Cooking is something I enjoy and for which I'd love to make more time. It's fun to see individual ingredients come together to create something new and nourishing. This dinner is a favorite of my husband's, and it doesn't even have an official name. We just call it Italian Sausage on Noodles. For this week's Meet Me in the Middle Project photos, … [Read more...]

Curious Faith  {A Book Review}

Curious Faith {A Book Review}

It’s not uncommon for me to let out a deep breath as I exit the parking lot after preschool drop off. Though this marks the second year since we said good-bye to homeschooling, it’s the first year that there is a portion of the day when all four of my children are in school. So, I breathe. And bask in the peace and silence. The ability to … [Read more...]

Prayer Warrior {Meet Me in the Middle}

Prayer Warrior {Meet Me in the Middle}

  The inspiration for this week's Meet Me in the Middle Project post is a tradition I enjoy: observing baptism anniversaries. Every year, I celebrate the day each of my children and godchildren were baptized. Because my godson is not local, I try to select a meaningful gift to send him. I don't make many gifts these days, but this … [Read more...]

The Valentine Box

The Valentine Box

These days, simplifying is the way to go for us. So,when my friend, Britta LaFont, invited me to participate in a simple, fun Lenten project, I was happy to agree. Introducing the Meet Me in the Middle Project, a look at the ways in which living happens between starting and the end product, reflecting the heart of the Gospel message. On … [Read more...]

Rules or Relationship?

Rules or Relationship?

Rules can be clearly spelled out--you know when you’ve broken them. On the other hand, being in relationship requires engaging in the messiness of your life and those of others. It demands self-reflection and investing in other people. Functioning in the abstract of real life relationships is risky. It involves making mistakes and learning from … [Read more...]