Easter Tulips

Easter Monday. A good day for reflection. This has been an up-and-down weekend, as I’ve heard about and witnessed so many stories of struggle and stories of redemption and healing. And I’ve seen so many moments of intense celebration and love and rejoicing this weekend, that I am simply in awe of the God of […]

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My Village, Your Village

My village is not the typical village I dreamt it would be when I was younger … but maybe there’s no such thing as typical? Do you ever wonder, who will be there for you if you are struggling, if you get really sick, have a life crisis, or someday if you are dying? Who […]

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Sorrow + Joy

Sorrow + joy. I have woken up this morning to what feels like a new world. It rained last night. The temps are a little higher, the air feels fresher and wetter, and a bit of the snow has melted. And my heart is stirred up in so many ways. But most of all, I […]

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Tiny Cat: Heart of A Lion

How many of you have a small cat that loves you with a huge fierceness? My Keko-cat started out as a rescue, skin and bones and hungry and dirty-white-street-smudged all over. She quickly became my friend, then delegated me as her best friend, deciding that she would change my hope to foster to a decision […]

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Five Ways to Keep Yourself Running When You Just Want To Stop

Do you ever feel like you have no motivation or desire to go running, and even though it’s been too many days since you last went, you cannot convince yourself today’s the day? Or you come home for the evening, and you’d rather do just about anything, like putting your feet up, reading, blogging, even […]

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Wolf & Pine: A Memoir of Wood

Anytime I can leave something as natural as I found it, those are the pieces I love to make. I want to showcase the natural beauty of the wood. But what I love most is when others love it too, when they see the beauty in it also. –Matt Rowe Professor, geobiologist, and author Hope […]

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Need a Way To Relax? Find Your Very Own Blue Space

Turns out rain is my blue space. It helps me relax and calms my mind. What blue space does that for you? About an hour ago, I was sitting down to write a blog post, and the kettle was on for a hot cup of tea. I am dog sitting today (this makes me very […]

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Hybrid of Nature: Growing Up Slowly

I was sixteen, going on twelve and twenty. I was loved by family and friends, and also had my share of teen angst: alone and lost in my own spirit, the way a bird thinks it’s ready to fly long before its wings have reached their feathery span. That summer I worked at a tree […]

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The Trails are Waiting With Wonder

Silver maples in the auburn sun, pirouetting light on leaves, the sun slowing setting beyond the woods like a disco ball disappearing into a memory … I was five, six, seven… I was running like the wind, I was chasing killdeer down a long driveway lined by huge pines, my hair blowing in the breeze, my favourite […]

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