What I Learned in April

I’ve always been inspired by Anne Bogel and Emily P. Freeman who make a list of the things they have learned at the end of each month. This month I started my own informal list, and since I have a shiny new blog, I thought I would post those things here. These things aren’t necessarily…

{17} Middlemarch

{17} Middlemarch by George Eliot”But the effect of her being on those around her was incalculably diffusive: for the growing good of the world is partly dependent on unhistoric acts; and that things are not so ill with you and me as they might have been is half owing to the number who lived faithfully…

The Circle

“We are not meant to know everything, Mae. Did you ever think that perhaps our minds are delicately calibrated between the known and the unknown? That our souls need the mysteries of night and the clarity of day? Young people are creating ever-present daylight, and I think it will burn us all alive. There will…

Liturgy of the Ordinary

{15} Liturgy of the Ordinary: Sacred Practices in Everyday Life by Tish Harrison Warren “The kind of spiritual life and disciplines needed to sustain the Christian life are quiet, repetitive, and ordinary. I often want to skip the boring, daily stuff to get to the thrill of an edgy faith. But it’s in the dailiness…

Make the List

Do you guys make lists? I was able to sneak in a trip to one of my favorite coffee shops yesterday, and instead of immediately pulling out my book to read like I planned, I found myself writing in my bullet journal instead. I updated my sentence journal where I reflect on the day before,…

Digital Minimalism

{14} Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World “It’s easy to be seduced by the small amounts of profit offered by the latest app or service, but then forget its cost in terms of the most important resource we possess: the minutes of our life.” This is one of the most important…

For Recovering Perfectionists

This is one of my favorite books. It’s another one that I come back to over and over at different seasons of my life. I’ve already mentioned that I have some perfectionist tendancies, and this book is a wonderful invitation to always choose living in the moment over making everything perfect. Embracing imperfection is something…