100 things.

So, this blog is {ALL} about Him, right? Well, sort of. But, I’m not gonna lie – there’s a lot of me here. Much of my story is laced with His presence and can be traced back to Him, but it’s still my story that He’s writing. In no particular order, here are 100 random…

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…

Groceries & gratitude.

Grocery shopping was fun in college. For one, my parents helped me out (a lot), so I didn’t pay that much attention to prices. Convenience was my top priority. Until my last year of college, the most cooking I ever did was blue box mac ‘n cheese. Grocery shopping primarily consisted of midnight Wal-mart runs…

Wanna escape?

Life’s life. There’s work to do. Bills to pay. Meals to make. Snow to shovel. Snooze buttons to hit. Pounds to shed. Dirty socks to launder. Carpets to vacuum. Rinse and repeat. It’s January in North Dakota, and with a temperature cold enough to crack open my knuckles and cause them to bleed out, let’s…

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…

A thank you note.

I just popped my Christmas present thank you notes in the mail. My hubby rolls his eyes every time I write one, saying, “You thanked them in person; isn’t that enough?” Maybe. But there’s still something to be said for writing out a good old-fashioned thank you. So, in the spirit of Christmas, here’s my…

Accidental witnessing.

Of the 22 years experience I have with North Dakota’s winters, this is the first year I’ve enjoyed a new type of luxury. Two words: auto start. Rock on. Life’s just that much better with a warm car. Really. Anyway, today I clicked my auto start button around 4:30, giving my Chevy some time to…

Please blog responsibly.

Blogging. The word itself amuses me. What… is… it? It’s an online journalling tool used by individuals and businesses alike. {Well, duh.} But… what… will it do… for the world? Great question. And one that I’ve been pondering for quite some time. Essentially, blogging is writing. Okay, I can handle that. I’ve been writing my…

Forever & ever connected.

Here’s the sad truth: I still have a keyboard-less flip phone. When I text, I have to hit the numbers multiple times to get the letter I want. It’s almost as bad as having one of these vintage, spinner-dial, thinger-ma-jingers: Did I mention I’m 22? I realize most parents grandparents have touchscreen smartphones these days….