Love thy neighbor as you love yourself… before we start quoting and preaching, let us do an exercise focused only on our real defined neighbors, the community of people around where we live. Do you love your neighbors?Do you know you neighbors’ names?Do you know your neighbors’ history?Do you love your neighbors when they do … Continue reading Love Thy Neighbor, You Sure?
Okay, I can't wait-- I'll open up with the good news...but that means there is not-so-good news.
Passion fruit vines are due for good trimmings in early spring (this message comes after spring has left). Pruning makes for a better flower and fruit yield. Remove the old and dead makes way for the young and new growth! I spent several hours over a weekend pruning passion vines with my grandpa. I couldn’t … Continue reading Who the Vinedresser Is
What better way to enjoy a wet, cloudy day than with a warm cup of tea? ☕️ There’s something about tea that just makes my mind welcome new ideas and meditate on God’s goodness. Spearmint and Lemongrass grow like mad which means I get to brew yummy tea from my garden all the time. I … Continue reading Sunday Tea
Over on the Mama X Facebook page, I started a challenge for us to share beautiful views from within the walls of our homes. It's one way for me to connect and relate to you all since we won't be able to gather for a while. I love perspective and you all often inspire me … Continue reading Perfect Gift Challenge – 2020
A while back some friends took me to try Vietnamese Boba tea. It was the sweetest drink I'd ever had. But my friends treated me, so I drank the entire thing. A few minutes later I was hit with a migraine, stomach ache and lethargy all at once. Obviously, sugar is bad for you. Then … Continue reading The Culture of Pain Relief
Sure, I love to write and can easily fill journal pages. I like words, I do, I do.
Yet, my blog is still not where I want it to be. It must be time to change things up around here. What do I do? Other blogs and articles loaded with blogging advice all say the same thing.
In case you haven't noticed by now, I tend to be stuck in the past at times. It's difficult accepting failure. Right? Falling down doesn't feel good. Some times it's a soft fall that you can laugh about, I actually enjoy those. But those falls that feel like miles down a rocky mountainside? Those leave … Continue reading Stuck in Regret
I think you should know that I have been procrastinating on today's blog idea for a few days. Even before I sat down to write, I tried to make a blog header (fail), watched an episode of Jeopardy!, ate twice, and taught my grandmother how to play chess. Deliberate distraction, I would say. Procrastination and … Continue reading Dealing with Distraction
So, one thing I’ve really learned to prioritize throughout this pregnancy is myself! I realized how much I gave away to activities, events, people, habits, etc. that were not building me. I’ve always preferred my alone time but the reality that I will be forever responsible of a little life has taught me that I … Continue reading Slowly but surely