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…

Sometimes Mom gets away too!

Things might be a little quiet on the Kid Project front because this mom is throwing on a loaded backpack and hitting the trail with a group of women for four days. Yes, four days of backpacking and hopefully in the end some refreshed spirits and successful summits of Mt. Belford (14,197′), Mt. Oxford (14,153′)…

Sleepless in America

Well, we are off on a new type of adventure… an all church campout with a couple hundred people. A different type of camping for us indeed! But I wanted to leave you with some interesting information on sleep…since you know, I am horrible about getting to bed at a reasonable hour in the summer….

Out on a limb…

And all I have to say is… This last week was sort of gut wrenching. It wasn’t just one call, one email, one Facebook post. It was many. Cancer and depression and heart problems…hard pregnancies, hard marriages, hot fires. Where are you wife? Chris questioned the vacant expression that accompanied me most of Saturday. I…