For the linguist: My word for 2013!

Confession? If you’ve recently posted on FB or Twitter, “what are your 2013 resolutions?” Then I have quietly and systematically ignored you. (Chances are I am offending everyone here, cause my news feed yesterday was nothing but that resounding question…) The truth? I am not really a resolutions type of girl. It is either the…

Looking back through my Lens, 2012

Before looking forward (I’ve been pondering hard my new word-for-the-year), I want to take a look back. I’ve done a post like this before (here)… a summary of my year, through my lens. They are fun to revisit over the years, along with some other significant, benchmark posts. If you’d like to join me, please…

Off On The Right Foot

I have to be purposeful at most things in life. Now, if you know us, you also know that we are quite spontaneous. I am not diminishing the beauty found in sudden acts of whim. But most of life, rather most of what I want out of life, only happens if I am purposeful. Like…

Resist Busy

A word to myself: Resist busy, Alyssa. Resist. I enjoyed quite this afternoon [thanks to the husband]. I escaped to some lone rock, up a not-so-lone canyon to watch the sun rays dance off the rock faces, read and journal and talk with God. I forgot a pen. And I forgot my Bible. And my…

Not a popularity contest?

Sometimes Facebook seems to me like a popularity contest. Especially on Facebook pages – those for bloggers, companies, products, photographers… And they are, aren’t they? It is really hard not to fall into that thinking. I’m not even saying it is bad if you do! But I don’t want to. I want more for my…