Tag: sabbath

seeking restoration

It has been quite some time since I have been actively engaged in a faith community. I have been seeking, wrestling, discerning, and waiting, and quite frankly, I have begun to describe myself as feeling hollow. Not “without the presence of God” hollow, but… Continue Reading “seeking restoration”


I’ve put the gardens to bed and shored up the chicken coop. I’ve stored the tools and stacked the pots behind the shed. I’ve left the last of the coneflower dead heads reaching toward the sky, in case finch and chickadee grow tired of… Continue Reading “wintering”

silent sabbath

As a part of the residency program I am attending, we spend a day and a half in a silent sabbath.  In my life, living into prayer is best experienced out in nature, and so I spent several hours throughout the day observing, listening,… Continue Reading “silent sabbath”

“homesteading” the homesteader

Reposting a simple reminder for us all as we journey on through the holiday season.  I pray we remember that the journey is about more than things, stuff, and stress–it’s about hope, peace and promise. This weekend, I am taking a bit of a… Continue Reading ““homesteading” the homesteader”

taking a garden stroll: relaxation for the homesteader

It’s only a week after Spring Break, and I’m already dreaming of the sunny Saturday and Sunday that we are promised this weekend.  I went back and re-read this post to remind myself that I don’t have to wait for Spring Break to have… Continue Reading “taking a garden stroll: relaxation for the homesteader”