Rest

Rest

That ball came flying into the stands. There was a collective gasp. Heads ducked and little Ezzie scrambled to victory. Something just as rare as a foul ball landing at one’s feet happened to me today. I crawled into cool sheets in the middle of the afternoon and slept. Not once did my phone ring [...]

Enough and Not Enough

We are in the thick of toddler emotion. Knee high and everything an emergency. He cries when he wants something and cries when he gets it. He asks to be picked up and then begs to be set free. And it can be all too easy to grow tense and tired. Our desperation is surely [...]

Avocado Cucumber Salad

I wanted to document this before I forget how I made it. I didn't actually measure anything, but this is a close estimate. It turned out bright and refreshing, with a satisfying blend of creamy and crisp. It's salty, tangy, and just a little spicy/sweet. In other words, it hits all the notes and leaves [...]

Spring Rhythm

Spring Rhythm

I try to start every season with a new list of music, oil blends, recipes, and daily rhythm. We don't legalistically follow a schedule. So you won't find it broken down by hour. Every day is a little different, but they all follow the same general flow: Refresh, Reset, Recharge, Refocus, Recharge, Reset, Refresh, Rest. [...]

Kumquat Chutney

Kumquat Chutney

For me, kumquats bring back memories of my grandparents' backyard. They'd tell me I could pick as many as I wanted. I would walk back in through the garage (that always smelled of my grandpa's pipe tobacco) gnawing on the tart skin, juice dripping down my chin, and holding at least a handful more for [...]

Maple Oat Bourbon Punch

Maple Oat Bourbon Punch

Somehow, this is the first cocktail recipe I've ever posted. How can that be? I take it as a sign of it's utter deliciousness that it inspired me to say, "This definitely should be on the blog." Give it a try and let me know if you agree... Perhaps more cocktail recipes will be posted [...]

Ready for God

“I wasn’t ready yet for church, but I was ready for God. And I’ve always believed that the ocean is one of the surest places to find Him.“- Shauna Niequist, "Cold Tangerines” . I did find my way back to church. And I’m so glad I did. At some point you must go deeper than [...]