October 13, 2014

As I contemplate returning



What if we stopped trying to do things so ginormous? I have to admit, there is part of my heart which thinks if it's not done big it isn't done right. That if the multitudes aren't touched then it doesn't matter. I see those who can reach out to the many held up to become a standard whether they want it or not. And those of us who are working small sometimes feel not seen. 

I have spent the majority of my life working for a small group of people. I have spent the majority of my life where my focus was on a few. When I started considering this transition I thought this must be the time when I go big. This must be the time when I reach out further. And in some ways I am, but at the same time I have realized that I am still supposed to be small. I think my personality works better that way, and my pride stays out of my way a little easier then.

I will share small ideas we can use to bless one another, take care of ourselves, and make this life a little more beautiful while we are at it. I will share ideas I have tried, those I want to try, and some which may not work for me but you will love them. I will work hard to practice what we talk about here. I will listen if you have something to share, and will pass it on if you allow me to do so. I will still share my crochet patterns, make things for those who request it, talk about all aspects of self-defense, dig into the Bible, and share my story here. I want to create a life, which overflows into this space, of giving, sharing, and loving. It wont be ginormous, but I'm hoping it will be simply beautiful.

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September 29, 2014

Dropping a note...


  • There are a few new crochet patterns underneath the tab at the top, check it out!
  • I have been enjoying doing the Esther study through LGG. It has given me the focus I hoped it would.
  • I haven't written anything but letters in the past month. 
  • The words are starting to play along the edges of my mind again.
  • I haven't read anything in the past month. I've tried a couple of different times, but fell flat. I'm hoping this is a passing phase.
  • I have decluttered, cleaned out, rearranged, and redecorated areas which I had not spent much time in prior to this past month. 
  • I have filled my freezer full of three months of dinners, understanding that I don't use a freezer meal every night of the month.
  • I completed Creating Your Life Plan and took a few really good ideas and concepts out of it.
  • I broke two boards with one technique! I'm looking towards my next belt test in December with anticipation and expectation.
  • I've been enjoying Brave Girl Soul School and am looking forward to starting their class The Walk soon.
  • I have begun working on Christmas presents.
That's the bullets of what has been going on. Straight and to the point. If you want to dance with me? My heart has grown three times the size it was, just call me the grinch. I don't think I realized both how hard and how easy this time would be. I have stayed fairly busy, so I hope that has not been a coping mechanism. I feel as if I am working through the concept that my house no longer has another generation living within it, and I am so happy and pleased that those who have moved out are doing so well where they are. I think part of me thought it would hard to be a mom when they weren't here, but I am finding ways and reaching out and working hard to stay connected with all of them. They make my heart sing.

As I get my feet planted underneath me I am still taking a break from the blog, but I appreciate all the sweet comments, prayers, and thoughts while I am growing. God has been amazing showing me where He is and where I am. He's showing me more than ever that I am still who I am but I'm working out exactly what that means and how it should look. No stress though. I have lovely people surrounding, supporting, and encouraging me every step of the way.

Just thought I'd drop a note, since it's been a month and all.

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August 22, 2014

Some space

space 

I haven't read Finding Spiritual Whitespace by Bonnie, I have a gift card which might have that title waiting, but the concept of having whitespace, or margin, is one I have often embraced. Don't get me wrong, there have been times my calendar was overfilled and I have become overwhelmed. Those moments remind me how important it is to make some time for rest and rejuvenation.

These next few .... months? I'm not sure how long it will be, to be honest. I might stick that hat pattern up here next week, but I might not write anything for public consumption until October, or 2015? I just know I need some of that whitespace to be able to breathe. I'm choosing My Best Yes for where I am right now. I might need to buy Lysa's book as well.

I hope you enjoy the posts and crochet patterns I have here. Many posts are linked in my about me page, and on the left side you can see the archives and the most popular posts of the month. I appreciate you all very much, and each comment will still be answered so if you have any questions I will certainly get back to you.

Have you made sure to make some margin in your own day?

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