Bear Witness

Originally posted on Kimisloved.net // Living Loved:
In regard to my earlier post about this Shall We Dance movie quote… “We need a witness to our lives. There’s a billion people on the planet… I mean, what does any one life really mean? But in a marriage, you’re promising to care about everything. The good…

Gratitude transforms

When was the last time you said “Thank you”… and meant it? What was it for; did someone let you go in front of them in a line, hold a door open for you or help carry your belongings to your car? All acts of kindness are worthy of being thanked. Keep going; keep spreading…

Journey

Once you have traveled, the voyage never ends, but is played out over and over again in the quietest chambers. The mind can never break off from the journey. Pat Conroy

Pruning

I am going through a time of pruning and preparing in my spiritual life, and in my personal life. It is not easy. I keep getting dinged and nicked by the tools God is using to create the space and the awareness that He is in control. There are times I feel like I’m headed…

Don’t forget to breathe

I have trouble breathing. Now, you don’t need to be concerned about me. I am not ill and I can get through day to day just fine. What I mean is, I do not breathe well. Over the course of my “self care” journey, I have done a bit of research in mindfulness practices and…

Travel // 1

Certainly, travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living. – Mariam Beard I love to travel. You will find posts about travel from time to time here on my blog because, every time I go somewhere other than home, I…

Rise up

We appeal to you, dear brothers and sisters, to instruct those who are not in their place of battle. Be skilled at gently encouraging those who feel themselves inadequate. Be faithful to stand your ground. Help the weak to stand again. Be quick to demonstrate patience with everyone. Resist revenge, and make sure that no…

No matter what

I want to be a woman who trusts God no matter what. A woman with a heart more prone to be at peace than in a perpetual state of panic. A woman who can look at circumstances that appear beyond all hope and know that, with God, there’s always hope. // Lysa TerKeurst It is…

The unhealthy no

There are so many blogs, articles and advice columns teaching us how to say the healthy no. This no is the one that helps alleviate stress, being overwhelmed or being used. No’s such as… saying no to taking on that extra project at work or saying no when your gut is telling you this request…

Step out

The cool breeze on my face The sun warm on my back Leaves bristling Birds chirping all around Peace. Step outside today. Go for a walk, a run, eat a meal on your patio. It will be well worth it.