My 9 year old Lenten fast and some resources

Lent, the period of 40 days (excluding Sundays) preceding Easter is upon us. Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent, is in one week! Raised in the Catholic tradition, Lent was always a time to "give something up" and I swayed between dreading it or gloating in my self-control (really great spiritual kid stuff, amiright?!)… Continue reading My 9 year old Lenten fast and some resources


What I miss when I’m off social media

In November I deleted the Facebook and Instagram apps off my phone and made a mental commitment to stay off of social media until the New Year. It is December 27 and I just dipped my toes back in the water. I'm not sure how to feel about it...this extended break has been great. I've… Continue reading What I miss when I’m off social media

11.19.17 – where the sky was white and gray and some thoughts on honesty

So back to the series that launched this blog: Sundays! When this journey began, each Sunday I wrote up a little journal entry about that day's happenings, thoughts on the sabbath, etc. Most of my writing never made it past the draft stage, because I was looking for a nice ribbon to tie up all… Continue reading 11.19.17 – where the sky was white and gray and some thoughts on honesty


the WHY behind my social media sabbatical

Last night, as I was laying in bed, just about to fall asleep and I realized why I need to take this break from social media. All the swirling, jumbled thoughts quieted down and organized themselves in my sub-conscious brain. Has that ever happened to you? The minute I stopped thinking, the answer presented itself… Continue reading the WHY behind my social media sabbatical


On taking a break from social media

If you follow me on social media you may have noticed (or maybe you didn't notice, because that's audacious of me to assume) that I'm taking an extended break from Facebook and Instagram starting today. I will be signed out through January 1, 2018; about 6 weeks. Currently, I can't give you 3 points about… Continue reading On taking a break from social media


A prayer: “may my heart be more knit to Jesus.”

Recently, I've been encouraged and challenged by the old Puritan prayer collection, The Valley of Vision. Yesterday, I stumbled upon a few prayers in the back of the book pertaining to the sabbath. This prayer has helped to remind me of the purposes of the Lord's Day and moves through blessing God, confessing sin, then… Continue reading A prayer: “may my heart be more knit to Jesus.”