Summer Sabbatical

10 Ways to Rest Your Soul

It is rest that revives the soul for real life. And it is often rest we neglect while trying to live. As I mentioned in last week’s post—Finding Life in the Fallow—I refuse to sell my soul for the sake of distorted definition of success. For that reason, I’m completely unplugging for the months of June […]

Rest

The Fragrance of Resurrection

The fragrance stopped me mid-stride. Flowering crabapple blossoms resurrected from winter’s grip. White with soft pink centers, dripping off woody tree branches, blanketed the cement at my feet. I was a woman on a mission, needing to clock my forty-five minute walk before diving into a full day. But blooms last but a breath. A few days, […]

My Daily Practice For Facing Down Fear

How do you deal with fear? This is the question I’m asked more than others. It makes sense. After facing my mortality, fear became a regular—albeit unwelcome—factor in my daily life. It paralyzed me. I couldn’t eat. Couldn’t sleep. Couldn’t think or function beyond the terrifying “What if … ?” After all, this human life supplies good […]