A year ago today, in our last few hours in Costa Rica, I wrote this post: How was your summer? Oh, how to answer that question…? In many ways this summer has been like others: We’ve shopped, cooked, and cleaned We’ve done laundry We’ve paid bills We’ve played with the dog We’ve read, relaxed, and … Continue reading One Year Later
Oh, the irony of the day set aside to consider simplicity being more complicated than any typical day! Between church, sports, and school commitments, this family set off running in multiple directions. Some of us said goodbye more than twelve hours ago and haven't been face-to-face since. And before bedtime one kid suddenly started puking. Nope, … Continue reading Uncluttering Our Lives: Simplicity
Some years ago I worked as a church receptionist. Lydia held a volunteer position that brought her to the office frequently. Unfortunately, Lydia was a true Grumpy Pants. Nothing pleased her and she was quick to let everyone know. I cringed inwardly when I saw her coming. She took all my patience and then some. Lydia also sat near me … Continue reading Gather
Sometimes a theme pops up, seemingly out of nowhere and suddenly everywhere, and begins buzzing around my brain like a catchy song. The last few days the theme has been, "Let it Go!" No, not the song from Frozen, although it certainly is catchy... (Oh, to sing like Idina Menzel! Hum along with me? Aw, heck, let's … Continue reading Let it Go!