journaling

Five Soul Fillers

In the early days of motherhood, I didn’t think much about the gas tank of my soul. I gave a lot and then wondered why I felt empty all the time. After reading Jessica Turner’s The Fringe Hours, my eyes were opened to the great need to gauge my soul’s tank. Giving too much without taking the time to refuel leaves me tired, frustrated, and sometimes just plain ugly. For [Read more...]

High Five

I almost didn’t write this. It has been an exhausting week in my world and I didn’t think I had the energy to think of five good things. I have hobbled around on a broken toe, worked extra days, gotten up early to meet deadlines, and yelled at my husband after leading a small group where we discussed not being a pushy broad. Then it hit me: weeks like this are exactly when I need to [Read more...]

Survey Says

Way back in the early 2000’s, back when I first joined Facebook (what did I do with my free time before then?!), surveys were a big deal. Remember answering all kinds of random questions, posting them in your notes, and tagging friends? So fun! So when I found a survey on Flower Patch Farm Girl, I just had to play along! You know what they say about imitation and flattery. Reading…The [Read more...]

A Peek Inside My Journal

Then Samuel took a stone and set it up between Mizpah and Shen and called its name Ebenezer; for he said, “Till now the Lord has helped us.” 1 Samuel 7:12 I just returned from digging in a box in the basement. Not one of those frustrated “where did I put that” digs. It was a treasure hunt of sorts. I have a Rubbermaid box full of journals from the last 20 years. It [Read more...]