A Year of Restoration

Dear friends, I write to you from my (current) bedroom, a space filled with the aroma of warm coffee and the quiet hum of morning. Outside the sun glows bright on a blanket of snow. Trees extend their joints to the blue sky. Everything around me seems to be in prayer. This moment calls for… Continue reading A Year of Restoration

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Coffee Alternatives (An Update!)

The Universe is really something. She loves to reveal things, usually in the midst of something else going on. When I set out on my no coffee quest over a month ago, I thought my task was simple—don't drink coffee. Simple it was not. I struggled all way, and at week two, appropriately on April… Continue reading Coffee Alternatives (An Update!)

Sunday Pearls: Ready for Change

Next week begins my month-long journey without coffee. I've spent most of last week, and the weekend, trying to prepare myself mentally and physically. Needless to say, I definitely got it IN the past two days, (mostly) enjoying cup after cup while I completed work, and ran errands. Now, the challenge beings.Thankfully I have plenty of… Continue reading Sunday Pearls: Ready for Change

Coffee Alternatives

In my family coffee is a ritual. I grew up going over to my grandparents house in the summers. I’d arrive early in the morning. Sometime granny would still be in her pajamas, sometimes grandpa would still be sleeping. She and I would sit in the kitchen and have breakfast together, usually eggs and toast.… Continue reading Coffee Alternatives

When in Doubt (Go with Vegetables)

When in doubt, go with vegetables. Yes, honey. It's been my motto for the past few months, and these words has kept me from making unwise choices more than a handful of times. Now that the New Year is approaching, I want to take this motto one step farther with a legit personal challenge. The goals… Continue reading When in Doubt (Go with Vegetables)