a contented heart · cultivating gratitude · looking ahead · no regrets · recovering perfectionist

Why Life Will Never Be Better Than This

It hit me, just like that. I was sitting at my desk, having just finished reading my Bible, and was thinking about the possibility of someday moving from this home we love. And suddenly I realized: today, this moment, these circumstances, this time and place, this is as good as it gets. Oh but no,… Continue reading Why Life Will Never Be Better Than This

a contented heart · fighting overwhelm · finding my way · finding peace · recovering perfectionist · this is where it's at

Maybe I’m a Virtuous Mom After All!

I can assure you that my kneejerk reaction to that age-old question “Who can find a virtuous woman” is “if you’re looking for a virtuous woman here, you’ve come to the wrong place!” But what is virtue? Merriam-Webster puts it like this: conformity to a standard of right : morality, a particular moral excellence, a… Continue reading Maybe I’m a Virtuous Mom After All!

a contented heart · finding peace · motherhood mission

What Does Your Label List Look Like?

If you were to introduce yourself and your strengths and weaknesses by labels only what would your label list look like? Mine would look something like this: CaringAD/HDIndecisiveHigh strungMelancholy-cholericStubbornCreativeDry humourHSP (highly sensitive person)PrivateLoyalINFP personality What does your list look like? Is it full of negative labels or are they mostly positive? Have you lived with… Continue reading What Does Your Label List Look Like?

a contented heart · cultivating gratitude · finding peace · meeting God

When Reality Hits in The Middle of an Ordinary Day

Have you ever felt silence? Or heard it roaring in your ears and been struck by how loud it is? Have you ever sat down in a comfy chair, put your feet up after the children were sound asleep, and just listened? To the endless tick, tick, tick, tick of the clock, to the quiet… Continue reading When Reality Hits in The Middle of an Ordinary Day