"It turns out that all the things that are messy and dirty in the world, the very things we thought we needed to control or even eliminate to stay alive, are actually the very elements necessary for robust health." Maya Shetreat-Klein Apparently, our chickens are carving our pumpkins this ... Read More about Life is Not Romantic (But Here’s How To Fall In Love With It Again)
“Preach the Gospel at all times. When necessary, use words.” St. Francis of Assisi It was probably fifteen years ago when I first heard this quote and I hated it. I was a ripe young graduate from a Christian university working as a missionary in Europe. Depending on who I was ... Read More about Am I Watering Down The Truth?
“Breathe with unconditional breathThe unconditioned air. Shun electric wire. Communicate slowly. Live a three-dimensional life, Stay away from screens. Stay away from anything that obscures the place it is in. There are no unsacred places, There are only sacred placesAnd desecrated places.” ... Read More about Screaming For A Three-Dimensional Life
I’m sick of repeating myself over and over. My kids never obey the first time. It’s frustrating obviously, a recipe for insanity for sure. There are some days I lose it. “Why don’t you listen to me the first time!” I shout angrily, unable to control myself. After they reluctantly drag ... Read More about Thankfully, My Kids Don’t Listen
“Do you just wake up every day and think you’re in paradise?” my friend asked as we dawdled around the front yard and looked across the fading flower beds and wheelbarrow overflowing with remnants of summer’s bounty. She was serious. My response surprised me. Almost instantly, I threw my head ... Read More about Unexpected Lessons From Our Cabin In The Woods