{one foot in front of the other}

"I lift my eyes toward the mountains. Where will my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth." Psalm 121:1-2 I woke up this morning to the sound of the birds chirping on my alarm clock. I bought physical alarm clock a couple of years ago in attempts... Continue Reading →

{waves and wind}

I lay there in the stillness of the night, exhaustion crashing over my body intensely like waves on the shoreline during a storm. Years ago, my husband and I lived on the central coast of California, one my favorite places we have ever lived. Being across the street from the ocean was the greatest gift.... Continue Reading →

{shelter in place}

I had a post typed up and ready to go about my personal journey with simplicity currently, a topic I have been really thinking about lately. The current COVID-19 crisis has affected so many people, causing drastic change in a short amount of time, the situation rapidly changing. It’s challenging for many to find our... Continue Reading →

{a new season}

I am the mom of toddler. That's right, Bernadette is 2 1/2. I honestly can't even believe it. It seems like just yesterday she was cocooned in my tummy, safe and sound, and there I was, feeling completely unprepared for the unknown journey that lay ahead. Yet, here we are. Two and half years after... Continue Reading →

{a new year}

There is something so magical about the start of the New Year. It feels like a fresh beginning, a time of reflecting on the past year, deciding what worked and didn’t work, and making plans for the year to come.  I look back on 2018 and I have a strong sense of accomplishment. I set... Continue Reading →

{welcome autumn}

I walked outside of the gym this morning after my workout to a pleasant autumn morning. The cold air felt so good on my face as I made my way to the car. I took a deep breath in and looked around at the autumnal scene surrounding me. Leaves in all shades of yellows and... Continue Reading →

{the glory days}

How in the world do you keep your schedule straight when you have this therapy and that appointment, three kids running here and there, and everything to do in-between?  I am a huge believer in scheduling. I typically function better in seasons of busyness when I can have things mapped out. I need a planner... Continue Reading →

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