Morning musings

Tip toeing down the creaky stairs, I start the kettle before I sneak in a shower, the morning stillness still lingering besides the slight hiss of the kettle. With a bottle in hand I again take to the stairs, less worried this time around about the creaking of the second, fourth and fifth step. I…

Its all in a word

You know those people in your life you look up to? The ones you wish you were a little bit more of. I think we all have them. In my life I can make a list of these people: those I model my life after those I follow on Instagram those I subscribe to those…

An advent of hope

As we sat in a circle recalling the Christmas story together, many voices spoke over each other wanting to be the “one” tell it, the shepherds came,  no, the wise guys,  the angel came to Gabriel, God told them to go another way, along with a few jokers they brought three cheese, cheddar, mozzarella and…

Being a person of reflection instead of resolution

As the end of the year is rushing upon us, I curl up with a coffee and slowly leaf through the pages of the past year.  Evidence of the once determined journaler spilled out before me in the form of lists, aims and goals. The ambitious snippets of ideals and challenges to make a change…

A new story begins

Her eyes flicker as a slight smirk slips from her tiny perfect lips in contentment. These early quiet moments are my favorite, as the sun just starts to dash a pink tinge across the city. She is only 6 days old, 6 full and eventful days that have passed in a blur. Just a week…

Baby Bump

I have a baby bump, from the business of the summer and the anxiousness of trying to figure out if we were pregnant while trying not to get excited prematurely. Than our three days of waiting, blood work finished waiting for results, eagerly calling to result only being able to reach the answering machine. Day…

Road trip continued

The ending of day 2 arrived us in PEI for the next few days. We spontaneous drove the rolling hills of the country side enjoying the sights as well as the constant changing of weather every ten minutes. After our second day and filling of lobster we, by suggest of our lovely waitress drove back to…

Rest in discovering

Rest comes in discovering, in adventuring, in wonder and in wandering. Day one as we embarked on our 10 hours on the road, my feelings were mixed with excitement and fear. Excitement of the things we would discover, the adventure we were on, the moments we would share in conversation the enjoyment we would share…

Idle on the wall, or active in our lives

In the last 5 months of marriage, Chris and I have had many conversations, one that had begun even before your wedding date about life and the way we choose to live. Thanks to some great people both single and married we were able to glean a lot of advice on living well. We have…

But the Lord sustains you

  For half the summers of my life I spent the majority of my time in an open field, planting, picking weeds, and harvesting oh so many vegetables which we than sold at a road side stand at a local family owned farm. My hands would always be stained a deep purple/red from harvesting beets…