The Sea

Breathe in the salty sea air. Close your eyes and embrace the wind. Listen to the sounds of the waves crashing against the sand, the breeze whistling through the trees, the crush of feet on sand. Breathe and let your burdens go. Relax and let them be. _____ Friday, we took a trip to Newport […]

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Sabbatical

As you’re reading this, we’re driving up the East Coast for our three-month journey. Hopefully at this point we’re in Virgina, closer to Maryland then home, but whether it’s going fast or slow I’m already feeling the anticipation and excitement. Originally, we thought it would be cool to create a lifestyle of travel and exploration, […]

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Returning to a Small Space

For just over a week we’ve lived in our small little home. Our ‘new’ home, as they would say, but it’s actually over 80 years old. So we’re living in our new-to-us, fixer-upper of a cottage home; once again learning flexibility and patience and making do in a smaller place. It’s funny the things you […]

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On Tiny Little Tables

We’ve been going through our belongings, starting to prepare and set aside for our upcoming travel. Okay, that’s a slight exaggeration – by ‘going through’ I mean we’ve made a few lists and have had a lot of talks. We did sell our dining room table, though, so that was pretty adventurous of us. Now […]

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Year of Abundance

Two years ago, I choose Confidence as my ‘word of the year’. In lieu of making a resolution or list of goals to meet in 2016, I decided instead to focus on one, specific quality to focus on. With a history of self-doubt, confidence seemed like a selfish ambition. Yet, I knew it was exactly […]

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Advent: Rest + Preparation

Enjoying-Christmas-Season

“Come to me, all who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” – Matthew 11:28 ___ This is the most wonderful time of the year, or at least that’s what the carols sing and what people write on Holiday Cards. But truthfully, it’s a little ambitious to claim that, isn’t it? Sure, […]

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Rain and Hope-Filled Places

Photo by Christine Farmer

“So often I fear the unexpected, wishing to micro manage and control every little detail. But I’m finding out those unplanned, worst case scenarios can actually be wonderful. Tonight everything went wrong and nothing went as planned. At first I fought off tears as my vision collapsed before my eyes. But time wore on and […]

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The Baby That Never Was

It seems funny to refer to you as ‘you’, because you never were. Months have passed since I found out the truth and knew the science, but still I think of you.   The pregnancy test was positive. We were thrilled. It wasn’t like we were actively trying for a baby – but we also […]

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Happy Thanksgiving!

This Thanksgiving, we’re keeping it simple. One small turkey (the smallest we could find). Three sides, and a single pie. For our family of three, it’s really all we need- and then some. I grew up quite differently – with three siblings, my parents, and occasionally a relative or two, we had quite a few […]

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In The Unknowing

2018 is shaping up to be a year full of transition and uncertainty. It won’t be the year we thought it would be just a few months ago– and in a lot of ways, it’s truly a wonderful, liberating thing. In the middle of this change we’re seeing form in our hearts and in circumstances […]

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