Nourishment for Your Soul.
It’s the most magical time of year…lilac season! Last year my friend quipped “You don’t choose the lilac life, the lilac life chooses you!” and it’s made me chuckle and feel so seen at the same time. There is something magnificent and magical at being on the look out for lilacs all over. I notice… Continue reading Flourishing Friday – Lilac Life
Last evening, I spent some extra time in my home gardens planning and dreaming. It was a welcome respite after a day of office work and catching up. In the early Spring, I typically spend so much time planting gardens at ZA that my home gets the leftovers. Last year I literally planted whatever seeds… Continue reading What Needs Tending & May Goals
Faith. Purpose. Community. Margin. Beauty. The five words are the anchors of my days. They help me remember what God has called me to in this season. My days can look incredibly varied and different: somedays it might mean waking up early for a sunrise walk to get movement in before a full day of… Continue reading When You Need a Fresh Start (Live by your Values)
Happy Spring my friends, the world has officially come out of hiding and the season of growth and hope is HERE! The sunshine and above freezing days are BALM to my soul after this harsh winter. While the Magnolia trees bloom and the crocus bud, my calendar is experiencing a new season too. Invitations… Continue reading Rhythms When You Need a Fresh Start. (Say No!)
Happy April my friends! It’s sunny here in the midwest and I’m feeling all the Spring vibes- a fresh start and new season. This year one of my goals is to capture and enjoy the every day, glorious in the mundane. I typically will only record the monumental, big events and if 2020 taught me… Continue reading These are The Days of…and April Goals
This past weekend I picked up a Mary Oliver book at Fabeled Bookshop when my mamma and I were on our dream girls trip to Waco, TX. I’ll share more about our amazing trip soon, but today as I was reading slowly through her poetry and writing, these instructions for living life jumped out at… Continue reading Fresh Start Spring & Instructions for Life
Dust If You Must by Rose Milligan Dust if you must, but wouldn’t it be betterTo paint a picture, or write a letter,Bake a cake, or plant a seed;Ponder the difference between want and need? Dust if you must, but there’s not much time,With rivers to swim, and mountains to climb;Music to hear, and books… Continue reading A Poem to Inspire and March 2021 Goals
When you hear the word Lent, what image or experience comes to mind? Formal Ash Wednesday services and foreheads donned with the cross? Friday night fish frys? A season of somber reflection during the depths of Winter? Giving up chocolate or soda or Netflix (gasp!) for 40 days? Lent, I have no idea, Em! For… Continue reading Grace-Full Rhythms – Lent (and living church calendar)
We had an unexpected snow day this past week. A day where the storm rolled in over night dropping inches of fluffy snow. It was magical to wake up to a Winter wonderland and take a few minutes to pause and savor the scene. But then, the realities of the snowstorm upended my idealic morning.… Continue reading Making Time for Rest & Adventure: January Recap & February Goals
The week between Christmas and New Years I spent time at our family’s cottage in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, we lovingly refer to as Koselig Cottage as it is truly the home of all things cozy. This year, I made time to cozy up in our built in swedish bed with a hot cup… Continue reading Grace-Full Rhythms – My Rule of Life 2021
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