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Releasing the Drops

I walked into sunshine this morning and hung the porch carpet, heavy with raindrops on the old porch rail. Drips immediately clustered and fell by the hundreds, releasing the carpet from the prison of their weightiness. I stood and watched, and wondered, “How can…

June 10, 2016
Living Intentionally Personal Growth

Dead Sea

The dead sea is dead because the water flows in, but never out. More and more is collected but it simply sits and stagnates. And, weirdly enough, the dead sea is even shrinking! Collect. Collect. Collect. Keep. Shrink. Obviously this doesn’t work well. To thrive there needs…

March 4, 2016
Human Awesomeness Living Intentionally


I’ve heard (*) the greatest life lessons are infinite patience and never-ending persistence. In this era of short, quick and immediate, infinite patience and never-ending persistence feel both frustrating and refreshing. Long winded. Glacier like in movement. So. VERY. SLOW. We often want to gulp at…

March 1, 2016
Human Awesomeness Living Intentionally

Unlike Cows

Unlike cows, we can change what we like and what we do everyday. If grass doesn’t cut it anymore, we can eat nuts, fruit, or chicken instead. If making milk isn’t resonating, we can choose woodworking, writing, or music making. We also get to choose our thoughts,…

February 24, 2016
Human Awesomeness Living Intentionally

People Gates

  Something I’ve observed as of late: We like to put up gates and limitations on what our spouses or kids should try. “That’s just what you need, another project.” “Finish what you started.” “You already tried something like that and it didn’t work.”…

February 22, 2016
Living Intentionally

Awake #2

Yesterday I talked about living fully awake. What does that look like for you? Here are a few things that make me feel fully awake to life. They seem to SLOW time for me, and make my heart burst with warmth, energy, and excitement. Nature:…

February 20, 2016
Human Awesomeness Living Intentionally

Sleepy Living for Years

  I heard this phrase in a video (about one of my favorite books) I watched two days ago… and it immediately grabbed me and held on. Now I can’t stop thinking about it, rumbling it around in my mind like marbles in a hand – over…

February 19, 2016
Living Intentionally Personal Growth

The I’ms

Something I have found fascinating for a while is this: we believe whatever we say about ourselves on a regular basis. And when we believe it, we also act it out. For example, if I’m constantly declaring myself to be shy, “I’m shy,” I…

January 15, 2016
Living Intentionally Personal Growth

If You Wanted To…

If you wanted to be brave, what would you stop doing and what would you start doing? If you wanted to be awe-filled, what would you notice, and what would you take time for? If you wanted to be encouraged, what would you decide to…

January 1, 2016