author ● sojourner ● mother artist

author ● sojourner ● mother artist

Category: The Everyday

Perfect {scattered & pixelated} Peace

Perfect {scattered & pixelated} Peace

There are blocks and puzzle pieces scattered across the bare floor. A ball and a few cheerios keep them company. It’s so easy to see the pieces of our lives scattered, messy, waiting for someone to come along and pull us back together. I string […]

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A Love for Real Life

A Love for Real Life

I set the vase on the shelf. Light pours through the window dancing off the rosebuds. They look so pretty sitting there. I look down. The remnants of an early morning wake-up and Bible bookmarks. I’m tempted to move them. They’ll soil the picture of […]

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Freedom Comes in Letting Go

Freedom Comes in Letting Go

“Open the window and let go.” These words came to me and I released them out my breath. I don’t know why free has such a hold on me. No matter the fears I battle—fear of failure, fear of being known, of succeeding, of exposure—I […]

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Getting By ‘Just Getting By’

Getting By ‘Just Getting By’

My friend Kamille wrote today on the process of achieving goals in the midst of the normal chaos of life. She described it as, “It’s like walking into a room scattered with clothes and mismatched everything, I know what I want the room to look like […]

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Waking Up from ‘Just Getting By’ {notes from a blue bike}

Waking Up from ‘Just Getting By’ {notes from a blue bike}

The everyday mundane can be brutal. I often find myself waiting for a flash of inspiration, a jolt of passion to help me get to the real living. Thing is, the real living is now. And once it’s gone I can’t get it back. I […]

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