Category Archives: Boundaries

Follow Peace

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I followed peace home to our home sweet home after three long weeks of travel. Life on the road with two preschoolers is like controlled chaos, and as carefully as we plan and as hard as I try to maintain routine on the go, there just isn’t much peace till we get home again. The […]

Find Your Own Voice (no matter how long it takes)

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After two close friends left Facebook for their emotional well-being, my curiosity was peaked. I read that time spent on social media created feelings of depression and isolation.  The research showed that interacting with friends directly on Facebook did not have a negative impact, but mindlessly perusing caused comparison, loneliness, and negativity. You can read […]

Some things should stay in your journal

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I remember the big hullabaloo when Mother Teresa’s personal diary was published. People were so distraught that amid decades of staggering poverty and suffering, this saint could have experienced moments of faith crisis and struggle! I wonder if she listened from heaven and regretted putting those thoughts down with on paper. Or maybe she didn’t […]

Take Off Your Coat and Stay a While

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So, I just unpacked. Literally.  The kind where you take your jewelry out of travel kits and you buy that organizer tray for a drawer and put your makeup in it. And the suitcase that’s always half-packed.  That one’s empty now and put away. The next short trip will probably be in a few weeks […]

Stillness in Productivity

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Sometimes it takes a little while to settle into the stillness. I think, “I’m fine! I don’t need time to be silent. I have so much to do!!!” In these moments (more common than not) the doer in me is finding fulfillment in the doing. But this false sense of purpose robs me of my […]

5 Things I Learned from my Maid

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Last Thursday I was on the phone when I heard the porch door burst open and someone crying. 

I didn’t come to hide

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Sipping coffee out of my own mug with homemade dulce de leche.  The best culinary discovery I’ve made recently is that a can of sweetened condensed milk can be laid sideways in boiling water for 2 hours and turns into caramel sauce!  For this discovery alone I thank God every day!  As I sip I’m […]