There is a path and I will be filled. For the past two weeks, my family and I drove and drove and drove to, in my own words, get our hearts back in the mountains of Colorado. I thought the mountains held the answer. Tall, unrelenting, opportunistic, the mountains loomed over us, beside us, outside … Continue reading Colorado: Hiking, Yoga, and Living in the Enough
Life gets so heavy. Some days, most days, it can feel beyond what I can physically carry. It's not one thing that looms large over my day. It's all the tiny things added up that can make me feel just a bit woozy: Motherhood, Wifehood, Careerhood. All the Hoods need all the attention and I … Continue reading Joy As Armor: How Pineapple Leggings and Unicorn Socks Save Me
It's Friday night. I can hear the frogs and the crickets, and the light brush of the wind against the lush of leaves. My neighbors are outside, making talk, animated and possibly tipped with beer. The frogs sound like my neighbors, each impassionately answering the other. It makes me smile. I'd forgotten how much I … Continue reading Action First: A Meditation On All The Things
Here in Kentucky, we seem to be on the edges of spring. Every day is another edge, another inch, another moment closer to beauty, lightness, sunshine and warmth. Then, there are days like yesterday. What was supposed to be a 40% chance of snow in the morning turned out to be an all day freeze … Continue reading Bloom Anyway
The last two weeks have been hard, but it's helped me write what exactly...
The thought comes to me at first through a weed. Lots of them. Creeping in and taking over my wild, hairy garden. As I push the shovel under the weed, the thought springs like a spiral, upward into my brain. This is the problem, I think to myself. The problem is that we are not dealing with … Continue reading What Would Jesus Do Now?
I love our Christmas tree. I love being in it's light. I will turn off every light in the house just to get the full affect. Christmas lights evoke meaning. We have much to look forward to. Good things are coming. That's the promise, right? A Christmas tree lights the way to Christmas. We anticipate and are … Continue reading Light Matters: An Explanation and Examination