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The Holidays: What I Say No and Yes To

Let’s just say that so far recognizing the holiday season as a family has not been the peaceful, picturesque scene I had imagined.

As we began our observation of Advent last weekend, none of the kids claimed to know the meaning of the word (“coming”) even though we’ve discussed this every season for the past however-many years. 913 more words

Winter Time, Reflection Time

Technically Winter might not start until December 21st, but it’s starting to look like Winter in Maine. The trees are bare, it’s regularly 20 degrees, and it’s lightly snowed twice. 996 more words



Life is extremely hard.

Sometimes, I feel like my life is it’s own real-life version of frogger #adulting.

It’s a dangerous journey – much like a crowded busy street with some people paying attention, some people rushing, some folks just going in a direction, some folks seemingly not going in any direction; and some people dangerously not paying attention – or annoyingly and ignorantly locked in on their phone – c’mon, it can wait! 1,323 more words

Stop Comparing, Get Moving

“There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow men. True nobility lies in being superior to your former self.” Ernest Hemingway

One of many things that hinder people from moving beyond good intentions to action is the act of comparison. 343 more words

Personal Growth

How do you build "intentionality" and "perspective" in your life?

The FYF family traveled to the Grand Canyon over the Thanksgiving holiday. It was the first time in twenty years that Matt and I did not spend Thanksgiving on the farm, and the trip taught me a lesson in… 612 more words


Needing Some Fresh Air?

In. Out. Deep Breaths.

This is how I get through tough times throughout the day. This may sound silly, but don’t discourage the idea until you’ve tried it. 250 more words

Being Real With People


‘You Have Two Options,’ They Said.

‘One, To Love And Lose Your Life; Two, To Hate And Save Your Life.’

‘I’d Rather Die. What Fun Is It Living In Abhorrence?’ I Posed. 12 more words