Thursday, April 18, 2013

Answered Prayers

While driving the other day I had to pull over and take in the moment. This is what I saw.
I am surroudned by beauty. In people and places. In the food I eat prepared with love.
It's all such an incredible blessing. Forever thankful and in awe of God's grace.

I remember hearing a story a few weeks ago. The gist of it was about a man who had a dream where God gave him a grand tour of heaven. It was beautiful to say the least. Unimaginable. They came to this room filled from floor to ceiling with presents of all shapes and sizes.

The man asked God, "What are all these presents?"
And God answered, "These are all the things I had for you, but you never asked for them."

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Overcoming Selfishness & Learning The Art of Giving

I expect too much. I expect the shirt from the back of the people that claim to love me. As if love were measured by what we gave in material things. There are other ways to measure love. And we must be as eager to give as we are to receive. 

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

"With or Without You"

I was drawn to this picture perusing the Times this morning. And then I read the accompanying article. Domenica Ruta is the author of "With or Without You", a recovery memoir that explores her life and relationship with her mother, a drug addict. I'm going to read this book. And I'm going to interview this woman.

You can buy it here.


“We need to learn to love the flawed imperfect things that we create and to forgive ourselves for creating them. Regret doesn’t remind us that we did badly. It reminds us that we know we can do better.” 

I have regrets.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Learning Vicariously (Pt.2)

I came across Aja Monet randomly about four years ago at a poetry reading on a Monday night in New York City. She was an undergrad student at Sarah Lawrence at the time.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Tracee Ellis Ross: Body Talk

I’ve just devoured part one of a series by Tracee Ellis Ross on her relationship with and perception of her body. She explains that for her, the relationship changes regulary depending on a number of factors. I think, for most women, some semblance of this is true. This is not to say that we don’t love our bodies. Generally speaking, we do. We must. And we are always striving, aiming, for unwavering self love. That said, it is not as easy as it sounds. And, like Tracee, I think it is worthwhile for every woman to explore and dissect their relationship with their body. 

Let me explain...

I'm sure you've noticed I go through these bouts where I blog continuously and then stop for months at a time. There are a few reasons why this happens, but I think the gist of it is that blogging becomes a chore. It goes something like this: