Month: November 2018

5 Ways to Counteract the “Gimmes” with Gratitude this Advent

5 Ways to Counteract the “Gimmes” with Gratitude this Advent

To paraphrase the brilliant Jane Austen, “It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a modern child in possession of everything (s)he could possibly need, must be in want of more.” This is true whenever grandparents come to town, when their birthdays roll around, and most […]

Oops! Pardon me, but my Grinch is showing.

Oops! Pardon me, but my Grinch is showing.

So, heyyyyyyy…it’s still November, yes? I thought so. And, yeah, I get it that I only have about 4 more days to stand on that particular leg of my argument.  But hear me out, OK? IT’S STILL NOVEMBER AND IT’S NOT EVEN ADVENT YET AND […]

Ordinary Blessings

Ordinary Blessings

Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings. – William Arthur Ward. Happy Thanksgiving, friends!! May your stuffing be savory, your pies be plentiful, and may nary a dry bite of turkey cross your lips. […]

The BIS Wild Retreat: Becoming WILD in the Spirit

The BIS Wild Retreat: Becoming WILD in the Spirit

The wind blows where it wills, and you can hear the sound it makes, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes; so it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit. – John 3:8 How do I even […]

Girls Trip to DC!

Girls Trip to DC!

Seeing Washington, DC in Under Three Days Now that I’ve been home for a few days, the time has come for me to unpack from my trip…both literally and figuratively, of course!  Because you know darn well that my suitcase is up on my bedroom […]

October Reads: Weighty Issues

October Reads: Weighty Issues

I finished three books in October and they all were about some rather weighty material.  Literal weight in one instance, and figuratively heavy topics in the other two.  But I have to say…It has been a long time since two books in one month have […]

Let Perpetual Light Shine Upon Them

Let Perpetual Light Shine Upon Them

Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him.  May he rest in peace.  May his soul, and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.  Amen. I think I heard this prayer […]