Simplicity Rushes In

Others' expectations of me are what they want. Not what I need. And not who I was divinely created to be.

A Delicate Balance

If you're like me, you are stressed, tired, and overwhelmed - finding it a challenge to maintain the simple lifestyle you crave

Putting On My Super Hero Big Girl Panties

My ego was just a tad inflated to have heard my 14 year old daughter compare me to a super hero

Charity Starts With Us

Today I was reading a post on social media about a young Amish woman here in Western PA, who lost her husband to a tragic accident recently. She was left with five little ones and one on the way. Having no insurance, as is the way with the Amish, you may wonder how she will … Continue reading Charity Starts With Us

The Immense Power of One Simple Word

For a number of years I have been practicing the discipline of One Word. One Word is the simple act of selecting a single word (not a phrase, not even two words - One. Word.) on which to focus throughout your entire year. This has never failed to both dramatically challenge me as well as … Continue reading The Immense Power of One Simple Word

Catching Up On Simple Pleasures

Catching up on simple pleasures this morning. I woke, again, to the purrs of our little Milly next to my pillow. Always a joy to hear that soft little vibration, and feel her tiny cold-wet nose and whiskers brush against my cheek, rousing me back to consciousness following a deep night’s rest. As my eyes … Continue reading Catching Up On Simple Pleasures

Day 4: Praying For A Second Wind

The purge is nearing completion. Or is it? I am teetering a fine line. Much has been done. Much is yet to be done. I am running out of steam. Instead of gaining momentum and things getting easier as I see progress, I am really getting down to the nitty gritty of harder decisions. The … Continue reading Day 4: Praying For A Second Wind

Day 3: In It For The Long Haul

Day three has been long and tiring with many distractions and not much satisfaction. I began in the basement with my first area of focus being the drawers under the stairs. (Sounds creepy enough for this time of year, no?) It was scary!  I pulled everything out (there are about 15 full-sized drawers). Mostly bakeware, tablecloths, … Continue reading Day 3: In It For The Long Haul