Whenever I am stuck wrestling with questions that just leaves me more exhausted than anything, I remind myself that this is what grace is for. Sometimes this stuff is easy to understand, but other times, we need to wrestle with truth to really find it, to have our convictions confronted to prove them and define… Continue reading this is what grace is for.
Blessing in the Chaos To all that is chaotic in you, let there come silence. Let there be a calming of the clamoring, a stilling of the voices that have laid their claim on you, that have made their home in you, that go with you even to the holy places but will not let… Continue reading blessing in the chaos | a poem by Jan Richardson
If we say that we have no sin, we are deceiving ourselves and the truth is not in us. [1John1:18] We often misuse this word: sin. We cheapen it, like many things, to a list of “wrong” behaviors, when really, it’s more of a condition or disease. Even when we talk like it’s more than… Continue reading living in sin.
We do not become healers. We came as healers. We are. Some of us are still catching up to what we are. We do not become storytellers. We came as carriers of the stories that we and our ancestors actually lived. We are. Some of us are still catching up to what we are. We… Continue reading catching up to who we are. | a poem by Clarissa Pinkola Estes
In times of great trouble and distress, I try to reflect on the idea of deep water. In and of itself, deep water gives me real anxiety too, I hate deep water. I'm hard pressed to think of something I fear more greatly. But I can't help but think that makes this visual all the… Continue reading float.
We believe, almost without question, that our anatomy and physiology were created by God. The heart, created to pump blood through the body. The lungs to draw in oxygen, and send away carbon dioxide. The brain to power and dictate our conscious and subconscious actions. Our gastrointestinal systems to digest our food, absorb important nutrients,… Continue reading God is energy.
You know Exactly who you are And make No apologies. You have a Streak of rebellion In you That will not Be boxed in. You are Grounded, Rooted, and Independent. You won't be told Who you are. You are not Easily intimidated But instead Stand sure In your own strength. And you make A safe… Continue reading bird keeper. | a poem.
I have this quote on the wall in my laundry room that says, “Today I will be thankful for all the little socks & the grass stained jeans & the endless piles of laundry. For there will come a day when the laundry basket is empty and these days will be profoundly missed.” And I… Continue reading the days are long but the years are short.
"A photographer gets people to pose for him. A yoga instructor gets people to pose for themselves." - T. Guillemets I used to be a photographer. And there were many things about taking photographs that I loved very much. Capturing life’s sweetest and most precious moments was really special. This is me and my best… Continue reading reflecting on my career change 2 years ago.
If you've got tattoos, chances are, someone out there has said something to you at least once. If you're lucky, it's probably just some comment about the permanence of such expression (as if we thought they'd rub off or something?) or how they knew someone who regrets one they've got (vett your artists, people) or… Continue reading on getting and being inked.