Freestyle Fridays: “My Power. My Choice. My Forgiveness.” by Mathair Fiona

I have a guest post over at Winding Road! This is possibly a triggering subject so please be aware of that and reach out if you need someone to talk to. I am so glad to have had the opportunity to share this part of me and hope that it is a blessing to you.

Winding Road

Mathair Fiona is a blogger whose posts I never miss. I can’t exactly put her in a nutshell which is what I think I like best about her. Meghan is inspiring, thought-provoking, honest, curious, and very smart. I am particularly honored to be hosting this post as she shares very defining moments in her life.

When Kerry asked me to guest post, I wasn’t even remotely sure what I would write about. Luckily, she has a topic list for her Freestyle Fridays so that gave me a place to start.  I’ve landed on a defining moment in my life.

Typically, the posts on my blog are inspired by whatever is going on in my life at the moment, things I’m reading/studying, or current events. The topic I am going to share today has been one that I have been wanting to write about for quite some time, but I have…

View original post 734 more words

2013: The Year of Love and Strength

2013.

What a year.

It started out simple enough.  I was pregnant with our second child and life was pretty average.  Little did I know, I was about to take the ride of my life. Continue reading

The Small Things

Kerry at The Winding Road just posted her entry for the Living Thankfulness Link-Up. Have a read and get inspired!

Winding Road

The lovely Meghan at Mathair Fiona recently posted her conclusion to her own thankfulness challenge. I do not usually keep a gratitude journal and did not take part in the November Facebook gratitude posts but Meghan’s challenge inspired me to live with gratitude. And while I may not continue writing down what I am thankful for daily, the exercise trained me to think and feel gratitude regularly. Below is my unedited list of thankfulness begun December 1st. I only made it to the 22nd but I learned a great deal.

  1. I’m thankful that I embody motherly aspects that I don’t always feel. My daughter often comments, as she did this morning, that she loves how warm and soft I am.
  2. I’m thankful for the magic of the Christmas season. The wonder in my children’s eyes is enough to bring tears to mine.
  3. I’m thankful for my dog. She has been with…

View original post 569 more words

Living Thankfulness: An Abrupt Conclusion

I haven’t read their book, but do follow them on Twitter and they have great things to say 🙂

Back on November 30, 2013, I invited everyone to participate in a Living Thankfulness Link-Up.  I had just come off a great experience with 30 Days of Thanks on Facebook, and I wanted to keep the spirit of thankfulness rolling through the rest of the year.  I also wanted some action to come out of all of this thankfulness.  It is one thing to say you are thankful and another to truly BE thankful.  So my thankfulness challenge was born.  Wouldn’t you know it, I have done TERRIBLY with this. Continue reading

Duck Dynasty and 1 Corinthians: A Homily

Christmas is four days away.  We are currently in the Advent season which is, as I am learning, all about the anticipation of what is to come.  In simplest terms, it is about symbolically anticipating the change that Christ is bringing to the world at the time of His birth. In a larger view, Advent is about anticipating the Second Coming of Christ.  Our minister made mention prior to his sermon last Sunday that Advent originates from a Latin term (though it escapes me now) that refers to the Second Coming. I would like to focus for a moment on the anticipation of the change that Christ brought at his birth.  My understanding, with little scholarly study, is that Christ came to lead all humans away from sin so that we might be reconciled to God through his death.  The main idea being that we are all sinners and are unable to enter into God’s presence without being cleansed of those sins.

Christians seem to come in a number of different flavors these days, due to a number of interpretations of Biblical scripture.  I have called myself a Christian at other times of my life, but now don’t feel comfortable doing so because I am still on a path of coming to understand the message of Christ and what being a Christian truly means.  However, there two points from Christ’s message that I clearly understand to be the cornerstone of His ministry: love your neighbor as yourself and leave the judgment of the sins of others to Him and his Father, God. Continue reading

Of Frozen Pipes and a Snowbound Family: A Living Thankfulness Check-In

I don’t know how many people are planning to participate in my Living Thankfulness Link-Up, but I thought I’d do a check-in to see how things are going.  I’ve been keeping a thankfulness journal this month, but today I am going to share my entry with you all.

We have been snowed in since Friday.  It is day 4 of being stuck and day 2 of no water. Continue reading

Can’t We All Just Get Along?

Borrowed from freedsomfightersblog.com

I just came across an article today that put my hackles up, so to speak.  I am just returning to the Christian faith after about a decade of exploring a Celtic pagan path, and so I likely have less traditional views than many Christians, but I do get upset when people are attacked for how they choose to worship or celebrate. Continue reading