Sabbatical Stories: How a Bushwalk Changed Everything

One year ago today we took a walk along the coastline of the Pacific Ocean.  Perhaps the Lord knew he had to get me Down Under, upside-down and that far away to do a deep work.  It was a walk that changed me forever.  I’ve been slow to share our journey because I didn’t want  to share stories without them …

Process and Prolongivity: The Story of a Settee

About five years ago, I found it. I was scrolling through the antique section on Craigslist and landed on a reasonably priced settee.  Accompanied by a racing heart, I showed my husband the photo of the settee that was begging to become mine. One I could remake and restore and become a little more French-country than heavy Victorian. So my …

2018 In Review

In review, 2018 was the most unconventional year of my life.  The first third was spent planning a four month long sabbatical, the next third consisted of a mobile lifestyle and embarking on the journey of a lifetime, and the last third was recognizing the paradigm shift that emerged as a result of the sabbatical and how to integrate that …

Nothing is Wasted: A Tale of a Scandinavian Rocking Horse

Before our sabbatical, I found this discarded rocking horse at a thrift store.  The raw wood, and the fact that it was a rocking horse beckoned me.  Despite the puppy chew marks, I couldn’t resist.  Another challenge to make something beautiful.  I couldn’t resist.  So I purchased it and hid it under my table in the creative studio, until we …

Transitions and a Secretary Desk

It was something I had mused about before our epic summer vacation, something I thought I might do when we got back.  I had been imagining a little furniture shuffle of sorts.  The first on my list was moving the secretary desk from the corner of the dining room to my bedroom, in hopes that I could hideaway to write …

The Journey – Part 3 | When Life Invades the Process

This is Part 3 of my Journey into blogging.  If you haven’t read the previous posts, I would encourage you to get caught up here with Part 1 – What’s In Your Hands, and here with Part 2 – Believers, Building and Beginnings. After about six months into blogging, I was starting to timidly take flight.  Gaining confidence in my …

The Passover Lamb

This year, Good Friday falls on the Jewish calendar on the first day of Passover.  I really wish our Christian calendar followed heed every year to this Jewish holiday. Because before the foundations of the world were laid, He knew He would offer up His life during Passover.  Everything God does is with purpose.  The intentional hands that drew up …

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