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10 life lessons I can rely on during these troubling times

  Hello? Hi readers. I miss you. I miss blogging. I miss writing. Some day I'll come back and I'll tell you all about these missing months, the treasures gleaned, the gift of the writing-silence, and why it was hard. But, for now, I'm just poking my head out to say hello, and share with you a little piece that ...

Why ‘Receive’ Should Have Been My Word in 2015

Cultivate was my word for 2015, a year that was probably the most challenging of my life. I didn’t write about that word, Cultivate, all that much. Not because I didn’t feel inspired by the power of its meaning, but because I didn’t really have the energy to think about what I was cultivating. In all honesty, last ...

Cultivate Blessing

  “I am saying that the world needs you to do this, because there is a real shortage of people willing to kneel wherever they are and recognize the holiness holding its sometimes bony, often tender, always life-giving hand above their heads. That we are able to bless one another at all is evidence that we have ...

Cultivate Space (for the Sweet Mercy)

  I've basically been gone from this blog for, um, around eight weeks. (Except for when I introduced you to my main squeeze, Ace.) Let’s call it a maternity leave. In my former blogging life I would have shed a lot of tears, frantically paced the floor over the amount of unwritten words, and internally ...

Cultivate: Choosing Love & Humility Over Rightness, or When Resurrection is Our Story

I could say that my silence here has been because I’ve been “busy.” And that would be true, at least partially. Busy covers a multitude of realities, doesn’t it? But if I want to be honest about the past few weeks of my life, I have to tell you that I am in the midst of a tumultuous season, a time that has felt ...

Cultivate the deep, cultivate the simple

“Life is deep and simple, and what our society gives us shallow and complicated.” Fred Rogers said that. As in Mister. As in the fire engine red cardigan and the songs about neighbors. And I’ve been ruminating on those words this past month. Complicated. How often do I use that word in my daily life? How often ...

One Word 2015: Cultivate

I know, you’re supposed to pick your word for the year during the first week of January. That week I was on vacation and taking naps. Well, then you’re supposed to pick your word for the year the second week of January. Sorry. I was unpacking and putting away clothes and organizing all the stuff we brought back to ...