Laying Awake Unexpectedly

My alarm is set to go off at 4:30 a.m. That’s 45 minutes from now. I can’t sleep with my mind swirling about tomorrow’s plans. AJ is packed and ready to make an unexpected trip to Chicago for a funeral…The favorite great aunt. The one who everybody loved including the spoiled geese who live outside … Continue reading Laying Awake Unexpectedly

The Cloud of God’s Provision

February is a reminder that winter has finally arrived in Oklahoma. It always seems to be the coldest of the months. Yesterday was an ice rink, so we stayed home. More snow flurries and ice is expected. I'm trying to organize my thoughts as I look at my calendar. February 11th... How in the world? … Continue reading The Cloud of God’s Provision

Black Beans & Brunch

January is slow outside, so I seem to buzz inside. I have been following the "Clutter Free January" series on YouTube and find GREAT inspiration within these four walls. Our dishwasher broke the day after Christmas, so instead of running out to buy a new one, I embrace the evening dishes with a podcast playing … Continue reading Black Beans & Brunch

Praying Through the Calendar

Because I am up early on this beautiful Christmas morning, I decided to do a house sweep and pray through the New Year... Just the two of us this year, like many households in 2020. We did our celebrations on Christmas Eve and enjoyed a hot meal. Now, I am up early with a cup … Continue reading Praying Through the Calendar

“There be snow in these parts.”

This month has been quiet and uneventful for the most part which is so not how December usually goes. I like it. The house just always smells alive. Whether it be something in the kitchen, the aroma of the Christmas tree, or a candle flickering on the counter, there is something to be said about … Continue reading “There be snow in these parts.”

Overlanding: Done Waiting

"Today is the day that the Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad!" Waiting. People spend a lot of time waiting in their lives. Waiting in line. Waiting on the phone. Waiting for pick up... But even deeper... Waiting on the Lord. Waiting for a plan to happen. Waiting for answers. Waiting for … Continue reading Overlanding: Done Waiting

Weekend Balance

A heavy topic for sure and many thoughts about the subject. It hits close to home because I am not naturally good at this and struggle often. I am trying to find a balance of being productive and resting on the weekends. The balance of grace, love, rest, and play. I am a tinkerer and … Continue reading Weekend Balance

Do the Next Thing

Elisabeth Elliot has always been a mentor of mine from afar. Ever since I heard of her and Jim's story while attending a Steven Curtis Chapman concert in the early 2000's, I was so inspired to live a life devoted to God. As I got older and seasons changed, I found myself drawn more to … Continue reading Do the Next Thing

Grateful for the Simple and the Hail Storms…

Life has been a lot slower these days with the current global pandemic. There is a lot of nonsense, but I am grateful that the pandemic hit during the warmer months. Could you imagine how sick and tired we would get locked in our homes during the winter? At least there are birds singing and … Continue reading Grateful for the Simple and the Hail Storms…

Hi, I’m Hope.

This is a very odd time to start a blog. Our current world is very strange and stressed. I am not oblivious to the tension rising and the division happening, but I am choosing to live a counter cultural life-- my life. This is a lifestyle that I know is not for everybody, but it … Continue reading Hi, I’m Hope.