Daily Life, Spirituality

Difficult feelings

I was wrestling with some difficult feelings yesterday--the kind that good, spiritual people aren't supposed to have. You know what I'm talking about? In this day and age, we're all supposed to be enlightened and know that our circumstances aren't responsible for how we feel--we are. And yet...that's not how life is all the time.… Continue reading Difficult feelings

Daily Life

Scandalously Happy

I am scandalously happy. The sun is setting in a pink sky, the May breeze is turning slightly cool, and I'm sitting on my front steps gazing at the abandoned field just beyond my front lawn and reveling in this surprising truth that unveiled itself moments ago. Why 'scandalously', you ask? Well, because it's kind of a scandal to be happy in… Continue reading Scandalously Happy

Daily Life, psychology, Spirituality

Contentment Is a Good Place to Start

What would it take for you to be content? For a long time, I thought all I needed was a loving husband, a warm home, a bunch of animals, and a publication with my name on it. Then the day came when I had all those things, and I found myself wanting more. More animals. Bigger… Continue reading Contentment Is a Good Place to Start

Daily Life, Homesteading, Writing

A Story for a Very Cold Day

It's 10°F this morning, and there's ice on the inside of the windows. First thing I did? Go out and check on the chickens. Who were out in their yard apparently as happy as ever. I took them a big pot of hot water since their regular water dispenser was frozen solid. And I threw them… Continue reading A Story for a Very Cold Day