The Wonder of it All

What is this ground I walk?

What are these stones that inhabit the space I trudge?

So oddly shaped and wrongly in the way at so many right spots.

They trip me up and ask my feet to stumble.

When a trip threatens to become a fall, I stop to look back at what should have fell me.

And wonder why it didn’t.

Isn’t that just life though?

The audacity of it.

– The Nashville Wife

How are you doing today?

Two extra words can make all the difference.

Not long ago, I read about how asking the question “how are you?” is such an overwhelming question to ask. It asks the person far too much of them. Most people are not going to go into deep conversation about the true nature of how they are overall, as a person, going through life. So what is the automatic response?

I’m fine.

Yeah. No, they’re probably not.

Without realizing it, we’ve given them a quick “out” to not have to tell you what’s going on inside but it also – sadly- reminds the person of what they’re probably struggling with and that they’re all alone. Because isn’t it far too difficult to explain how you really are, overall, in that short amount of time? And does the person asking really care to hear all about it?

So what I also read was so simple: just ask how they are today.

It gives them the freedom to answer honestly and with a much clearer idea of how they can answer.

You still may here the “I’m fine!” response regardless, but thats okay. This works especially well when there’s been a death or a loss of any sort. Asking “how are you” is just simply too vague for them in this difficult time. Most likely, you’re going to set off a “how do you think I am?” response in their mind. But asking “how are you today?” or even changing it up to “How are you holding up today?” can make all the difference in the world.

Any thoughts? I would LOVE to hear them! Please comment below or shoot me a message!

Take Care, Lovelies. ❤

Book Review: The Ash Family (Molly Dektar)

The Ash Family: A Novel

The Ash Family: A Novel by Molly Dektar

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Three days or the rest of your life

“Come, my soul, and let us try, for a little season, every burden to lay by, come and let us reason.”

Berie wants none of it. At 19 years old, she doesn’t want her life. Not her college. Not even her boyfriend or her mother. However, till she meets Bay at a bus station, she has no idea what life actually holds for her and if she even wants what it has to offer. Bay hands her a life unexpected but with one condition: three days or the rest of your life.

“What if I stay longer than three days but want to leave after?” I said.

“Why would you want to leave, when you’ll have more freedom here than anywhere else?” he said.

But at what point does freedom become captivity and when you’ve pushed the world away, how does one escape?

And at what point, when does one no longer want to escape?

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Continue Reading

You’re Just a Blip on the Map.

I started blogging at the end of February (the actual very last day to be exact). I really didn’t know what to expect but I knew that I wanted to help people. 

Q: Did you know how?

A: Honestly? Not a clue.

Q: Wasn’t that discouraging?

A: Not discouraging so much as overwhelming. I have a “hungry appetite” as my husband likes to call it and am a bit of an overachiever (now whether or not I’m a SUCCESSFUL overachiever…)

Q: Ha! So what is so overwhelming?

Continue reading You’re Just a Blip on the Map.

Meal Planning Like a Boss

Welcome Back!

Well you got through the budgeting blog! I hope it helped! If you read it, please let me know your thoughts… is there anything I can clear up a bit? Any questions needing answered?

Next up is the Meal Planning portion! This one is much easier and a little more fun 😉

Let’s start with the beginning and work our way down! Continue reading Meal Planning Like a Boss

Nashville: Missing Person

UPDATE (6-11-18): He still has not been found. As far as we know, at this point, he is a “body recovery”. Please keep the family and friends in your thoughts and prayers. Please still keep a lookout for him.

Hi guys. I didn’t think to post this sooner and am kicking myself for it.

Tim Wilson, a friend of my husband’s is missing in Nashville. PLEASE keep a lookout and pass around this info. Please know this is NOT for shares or likes or stats. Please feel free to not even share my post but to copy the info, save the picture and share separately wherever you can. I could care less about the stats. I want Tim found…

Here’s where you can keep up on the updates and THIS is what you can share as well if you’d be so willing:

Help Find Tim Wilson

Tim is 5’9 with a thin build and around 140lbs. He has brown hair with some grey in it and almost always wears it in a bun. He has a beard. He has a tattoo on his left hand of an eye and has a script tattoo on his right shoulder and going down his arm. Again, if you find anything please contact the East Nashville police ASAP.

PLEASE call the police and post on the FB page if you think you see him at any point.

Thank you all so much… please be praying.