We sat at Panera Bread tonight after church, outside eating salads and watching lightning bolts and googling “deep life questions” to spark discussions. I read aloud from my phone, “Have you done anything lately worth remembering?” Joshua scrunched his nose. “I don’t think so, really.” Of course I assured him of several things, but I […]Read More Have you done anything lately worth remembering?
That thou givest them they gather: thou openest thine hand, they are filled with good. Psalm 104:28 April is over. Truthfully one of the oddest months I’ve ever experienced. April 2020 is a month I’m sure I’ll tell my babies about someday. Why? Because April was our first complete month of shelter-in-place. (Hopefully the last full […]Read More Not a Waste
These are simple days. Sleep in, slow wake up.Read the Bible, sit on the couch for a few more minutes petting the dog.Put kettle on for coffee or tea.Breakfast.Put away clean dishes.Load dishwasher with dirty ones.Listen to an audiobook.Light a candle.Play the piano.Put in a load of laundry, listen to the rumble of the washer […]Read More These Are Simple Days.
It sounds so cliche to say but I am shocked at how quickly the year’s end came upon us. Just like that, it is 2019. A new calendar, a new set of goals, a refreshed perspective. 2019 is full of possibilities. I am stoked for our new website launch (you can find our new site […]Read More what a year.
Tomorrow is Thanksgiving. And what was I doing a few minutes ago? Being discontent. Ugh. Get ready for another episode of Brutal Honesty with Bethany. Can I stick an emoji rolling its eyes right here? Earlier this afternoon I started thinking about the house we just bought, and going over all the things we still […]Read More There’s more to life than brunch & puppies.
sixteen january, two-thousand-eighteen tuesday, late “Sometimes I think that I feel too much. But how can I not, after all I’ve experienced, all the people I’ve met? Sometimes the memories, the tiny snippets in my head, the thoughts come crashing – hard – into me, like the waves against the cliffs of Fort Jeudy. That’s what […]Read More journal entry: a Grenada word picture
Minimalism is such a buzzword now. I’m pretty sure if you asked any millennial right now, they would probably tell you they are trying to lead a minimalist lifestyle or be a minimalist. I’ve been saying it for a while, but it hasn’t really been a reality. Let’s be honest. We all have more than […]Read More minimalism and the Christian
It’s November! Finally! Already? This year has flown by, but I have to admit I am very excited to get revved up for Thanksgiving, the Christmas season, and all that 2018 holds! Many of my “friends” on social media have already posted many things about thankfulness and the coming of a new month. I […]Read More in whatsoever state I am
I’ve decided to be thankful for SOMETHING every day. Check it out: “In everything give thanks.” 1 Thess. 5:18 “O give thanks unto the LORD for He is good.” Psalm 107:1 “Offer unto God thanksgiving.” Psalm 50:14 “I will offer unto thee the sacrifice of thanksgiving.” Psalm 116:7 “O sing unto the LORD a new […]Read More “Silent gratitude isn’t much use to anyone.”