Category: Blog

  • Never Enough

    Never Enough

    The song from The Greatest Showman plays in my head often. Mostly just because it’s a beautiful and moving song. Party because of the emotions exhibited by the singer, and partly because of the moment where it comes in the movie. And while I love the song, it has mostly been a sad song. It…

  • River Of Life

    River Of Life

    Life is like a river. At the top of the river sits a beautiful and perfect pool of water that is crystal clear. Drinking from that water renews and refreshes anyone who drinks. The aquatic life that swim and live in that water live forever and are continuously happy. Out of that pool flows a…

  • Space Sync Plugin for Digital Ocean

    Space Sync Plugin for Digital Ocean

    Offload all your uploaded files into your Digital Ocean Space, updating the URL within WordPress to use the CDN files within posts and pages.

  • Easter

    Easter

    Heavy dust hung in the stagnant air. A stench of dying flesh mixed with oils and fragrant perfume permeated the cold stone walls. Pitch black was pierced with slices of light cutting through the suspended dust. Nothing moved. No hope. Only death. Suddenly a sharp sucking breath split the silence! Life! Sitting upright, the body…

  • Farmsteady

    Farmsteady

    I know. It’s not really a word. I’ve combined farmstead and steady to make an amazing new word. farmsteady: like a farm-themed amusement park that you go to so consistently that it adds stability to your life, ie. steadiness That may be overstating things a little. However, I love taking the kids out to the…

  • If My Watch Didn’t Record It…

    If My Watch Didn’t Record It…

    I got up early and did some work on my property. An entire side of my little homestead is completely overgrown by wild blackberries, ivy, and wild roses. And too many other things to identify. So from time to time, I wander out with a machete and some other tools and try to make a…

  • Bench Lakes

    Bench Lakes

    Dean and I tried to go backpacking on the last weekend of May. Alas, neither of us really wanted to pitch our tents in the snow. Or camp when the low temperatures were projected to be around 20° F. June proved to be a much better time for a backpacking trip. There was still some…

  • Carpe Diem?

    Carpe Diem?

    I have loved the term, Carpe Diem. To me, it has embodied the idea that each day should be put to good use. To not let any day go to waste. I also love John Mark Comer. His preaching, speaking, and writing is refreshment to my wisdom-seeking soul. So as I read The Ruthless Elimination…

  • Further In! Further up!

    Further In! Further up!

    My uncle died on Saturday. I won’t tell you it didn’t hurt. It did. It does. And yet, we saw it coming. His mind and memory had long been lost to this world already and his body was just the last to go. It’s a different feeling than the one when someone dies at a…

  • Like A Tree

    Like A Tree

    I’ve done a bit of raking up leaves this fall. Like, a TON of leaves. So. Many. Leaves. Anyway, as I meditatively rake and think deep thoughts, that’s sometimes when God gives me direction or inspiration. This week, as I noticed the small branches that had fallen to the ground, I asked myself… If I…

  • Fall Break

    Fall Break

    The kids had this week off of school, so I took some time off too. We’ve been looking for an opportunity to visit our friends in Coeur D’ Alene for a while and this was an excellent chance to do just that. We rented a great little cabin at Camp Coeur D’ Alene called Oakenshield’s…

  • Cucumber Salad

    Cucumber Salad

    I’m not entirely certain what to call this dish. It seems to align pretty well with what you’ll find if you search for Cucumber Salad or Pickled Cucumber Salad… but those names seem to be a little too grand for what actually just amounts to cucumbers and onions in vinegar water. However, this is one…