our year of resolve

Did you know that when a tree sheds its leaves for winter, it’s not as dead as it may look? Despite its beautiful, barren appearance, it is already full of tiny buds, breaking their way out through the branches in preparation for their blossom into spring. Therefore, while we view winter as a time of…

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rest + restoration

This year has been strange. It’s like we have all of the time and none of the energy. All of the ideas and none of the follow through. All of the gas and nowhere to go. Or maybe that’s just me. Personally, since I lost my job in July, I’ve been overcompensating by trying to…

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…when your baby goat goes missing

When your baby goat goes missing, you’ll probably never get an answer. You’ll wander in the woods for hours, scraping your legs, brushing against ivy and oak, pulling spiderwebs from your hair, trying to catch the ticks and beat off the mosquitoes, but you won’t find her. You’ll call out her name and remember she…

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less pressure, more grace

Last weekend, on the way home from a trip (during which I had a very good time), I found myself crying through half the ride home. I wasn’t sad. And I wasn’t exactly upset. I was just majorly stressed out. The hustle I’d been living over the last month was doing me no good and…

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