On finding rest.

I’ve been meaning to write this post for a while. (Well, any post.) But lately I just haven’t had the energy. Career. Baby. Husband. House. Sometimes, even the blessings drain. This summer, weddings and weekends are happening. Church on Sundays? Well, not so much. And, I know. He’s the only one who can truly fill…

Words of wisdom.

“I haven’t a clue how my story will end, but that’s all right. When you set out on a journey and night covers the road, that’s when you discover the stars.” {Nancy Willard}

In-Venn-ting myself in 2011.

2011 is almost 1/12th over. Oh my! Where did the month go? I feel like I need a little more focus in my life; you know, something to keep me accountable. So, I made this handy little Venn diagram to remind me of what the remaining 11/12ths of 2011 should consist of. The meanings are…

TwentyEleven wishes.

move more. sit less. taste more. eat less. love more. hate less. do more. dream less. laugh more. cry less. listen more. talk less. calm more. crazy less. save more. spend less. read more. watch less. pray more. worry less. cherish more. nag less. trust more. question less. face-to-face more. screen less. write more. be…

Resolving to say no.

Can I get a woop-woop for celebrating the birth of baby Jesus this coming weekend? Clearly, I’m a little excited. If you want to read about Christmas, check out my post about putting the Christ back in Christmas. But… do you know who I am? I started listening to Christmas music on October 1. I…

Ashes, ashes, we fall down.

Like many of you, I’m feeling a tad exhausted tonight. My head has been pounding and my inbox has been flooding all day long. What I really want right now is to curl up with the amazing book I’m currently reading (Her Daughter’s Dream by Francine Rivers) and read until my eyelids feel heavier than…

Swallow it.

I tend to have “theme songs” throughout my life. They usually change weekly, but this particular one has been a perfect fit for the past few weeks. Ladies and gents, I present to you “Swallow It” by Brandon Flowers (if you recognize his voice, he’s the lead singer of The Killers and now going solo…

The details = dangerous.

Meticulous. It’s my middle name. I care about the little things. The most minute details are important in my life. Professionally, caring about the details can help or hinder me. Most of the time it’s a good thing, but there are times, I’ll admit, where I over think the small stuff and forget about the…

He knows what I need.

I love music. And I mean LOVE it. I listen to any and all types of music. Rarely do I spend a full day at my desk without streaming Pandora through my earbuds. My favorite station as of late: JJ Heller. Amazing stuff, really. Of course other artists come through the station, pumping delightful new music…