My tidying marathon

A couple of years ago, I read Marie Kondo's book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. It really helped me evaluate my possessions more clearly, and I lightened my load of stuff considerably. Now that I've finished reading her latest book, Spark Joy, I am continuing the work that I never finished before. I tackled... Continue Reading →

I’m finally where I belong… Ravenclaw. *sigh of contentment*  Years ago, when I first joined Pottermore, I was sorted into Hufflepuff. Now I'm not one of those people who look down on Hufflepuffs. *cough, Hillary Sears, cough, cough* It just didn't make sense to me that I would be sorted into a house whose main descriptor is that they're loyal.... Continue Reading →

Facebook Friday

So, on Sunday of this past week, I decided I was taking a little break from Facebook. I recently finished reading 7 by Jen Hatmaker, and it has made me even more aware of how much time I spend on it. I like for people to think well of me, so I generally keep my... Continue Reading →

Makeup: how I really feel

Ok, fine, I haven't figured out exactly how I really feel about makeup. I struggle with it like I do with several things. On the one hand: ooh, look how it makes me not shiny, and under my eyes is less blue, and dude! You can see my eyelashes now! On the other hand, it's... Continue Reading →

American-tinted glasses

I hate how my perspective is so wrapped up in our culture. Today, I was stressing about centerpieces for the Cub Scout Blue & Gold Banquet next week. Yes, that’s right. I was stressing out. about centerpieces. for children. Ugh. Then, while reading a bit from Women Are Scary, I was reminded to pray for... Continue Reading →

Women Are Scary (In My Pants)

My apologies to the non-Nerdfighters who are not familiar with the hilarious concept of adding the phrase “in my pants” to book titles. There are frankly few titles that it does not work on. 😉 It occurred to me the other day for this title, and it cracked me up. Ok, now about the actual book,... Continue Reading →

Fact or fiction

Well, right now, it’s fact for me. Because I’ve given up fiction for Lent. As an avid reader, particularly of fiction, this means having time available to do work and projects that is ordinarily spent on fiction in various forms. I am not watching tv or movies (with the notable exception of Downton Abbey on... Continue Reading →


For a long time now, I have been living in fear. I didn’t really realize it, though. I knew that I was drifting and unfocused. I think the Lord has been working to get my attention, though, because everywhere I turn, the topic of fear comes up. I’m a Compassionate Entrepreneur for Trades of Hope,... Continue Reading →

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