When the breaking was done, I grabbed a broom as others started picking up the bigger pieces. As I swept, a whole host of emotions unexpectedly rose within me. The cleaning up part seems harder, takes longer, has more potential for getting unexpectedly hurt.
Author Archives: Kris
Book Review: Simple Living
For many years now, I’ve been on a journey of trying to live with less and reduce my consumption footprint on the world. At times, I’ve tried too hard, ultimately giving myself more work to do than I can and making everyone around me mad. Other times, I once again get caught up in wantingContinue reading “Book Review: Simple Living”
It Is Well With My Soul
Horatio Spafford had a choice. He could respond with anger and rage and turn his back on God. And maybe at some point those emotions crossed his heart. The legacy he leaves behind, however, is a response based on his deep faith. He responded in a way that lives out a knowing of Jesus’ words in John 14:27 “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled, and do not let them be afraid.”
Time in the woods is always healing for me. I took a familiar path down the trail, off the trail, and by the stream. This time I saw something new.
Book Review: Organizing Your Day
I’m always looking for a way to get more out of my day. More out of the time I have available to me. Ways to be more productive or time efficient. I’m not exactly sure how I came across this book, but Organizing Your Day by Sandra Felton and Marsha Sims ended up at theContinue reading “Book Review: Organizing Your Day”
Go Back to Go Forward
We’re doing the best we know how to do. We take the cards we are dealt and do the best we can. And some of us have been dealt some pretty crappy cards. Some of us have personal and extended family histories that include abuse, extreme poverty, infidelity, divorce, addiction, emotional abandonment, family secrets, untimely deaths, crime, instability, and a whole host of other stories. Our family stories influence who we are and how we are in the world.
And they do not have to define us.
Book Review: The Wounded Healer
The Wounded Healer reminds me that my painful experiences in life do not have to be hidden.
Book Review: One Faithful Promise
I’m not sure how long this book has been on my shelf. I’m not even sure where it came from. It’s small, about the size of my hand, and thin. Not much to it. And yet it for sure packs a spiritual punch. One Faithful Promise, by Magrey R. deVega, is a must read forContinue reading “Book Review: One Faithful Promise”
January 2023 Goal Plan
Each month, I’ll share how I did the previous month and what my plan is to work on the goals for the current month. So, here’s how I hope to work toward my goals in January.
What I like about these goals, is that they reflect what I have learned about myself in the past AND they challenge me to healthier habits.