July Social Media + Shopping Experiment

July 9: Each and every time I do one of these experiments, one of the very first things I notice is how much happier I am. That's not to say I haven't missed some things. I've found myself wondering what some of my favorite Instagrammers are doing, but that's led me...

As She Walks Among the Stars

Robe brushes space, hair flows Behind, eyes flit to worlds afar.Creation's daughter dancesAs she wanders among the stars. Glancing down, she discernsA man, cast down, bearing a scar.He treads a path of woeAnd still she waltzes among the stars. His gaze downcast, his...

July Shopping + Social Media Sabbatical

Hello and Happy July! June has absolutely flown by. I remember sitting down at my parent's kitchen bar what seems like days ago, patching together summer plans. Now, summer is half-past! It's madness! This morning, I sat down with my Monk Manual and Sacred Ordinary...

The Fruit of the Spirit | Self-Control

OverviewThe last attribute of the fruit of the spirit in Galatians 5:22 is self-control. The Greek word for peace used in the text is enkrateia. It is formed from the adjective enkratês which means "possession, power over something or someone else."...

The Fruit of the Spirit | Gentleness

OverviewThe next attribute of the fruit of the spirit in Galatians 5:22 is gentleness. The Greek word for peace used in the text is prautes. It is derived from the Greek root praus which translates as mild. Used in the context of scripture, this adjective turned noun...

The Simple Life According to Hobbits

“It is no bad thing to celebrate a simple life.” This quote has entranced me since I first read it. Not in an actual text, as you might expect from a self-proclaimed Tolkien fanatic; but from a pinned blog post on Pinterest. In an online world defining simplicity as...

The Fruit of the Spirit | Faithfulness

OverviewThe next attribute of the fruit of the spirit in Galatians 5:22 is faithfulness. The Greek word for peace used in the text is pistis. The New Testament typically translates this noun as faith or faithfulness. In Greek mythology, pistis is the personification...

On shaking the towers of the great

Where to begin? If I had to guess, I would imagine that my thoughts are like your thoughts. Disbelief. Shock. Horror. Disgust. Add to that the fact that I’m not entirely certain how I’m supposed to feel (is there a supposed to feel in this moment? I’m not...

Will We Forget?

Do you think that,in a few years time, we'll remember these days?Not the statistics, or the politics, or the projections. Not the fear, or the uncertainty,or the panic. Rather - will we remember the daysthat we read booksinstead of going out?Will we remember the...