easy money

This is a true story. Have you ever been scammed? I mean, like completely fell for something that wasn't real and then found yourself robbed at the end of the day. I almost did. It was months ago. I was trying to sell my hair. I found out that my hair was really valuable, that … Continue reading easy money

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Running Solo: a gift & a lifestyle

No time to read? Then listen! Click here to listen to the audio version of this post.  I've been thinking that the time we have to be single is really the time we have to get good at being alone. But how good at being alone do we really want to be? Isn't there a … Continue reading Running Solo: a gift & a lifestyle

And my baby was born…

I am 12 weeks out from the most... ...painful? ...profound? ...physical? ...powerful? experience of my life: the birth of my daughter Clarissa Rose. Don't get me wrong - it was beautiful. It was also unbelievable. I am still struggling to get my mind around two things: one, that baby came out of me and two, … Continue reading And my baby was born…

faith like a child

I've been on vacation. Ok, that's not entirely true, considering I've been back for a week now; but let's be honest: family vacation recovery is real. And I'm not talking decompressing from all the insanity that may or may not have relapsed. I'm simply talking about the process of unpacking and resting - which, mind … Continue reading faith like a child

The Promise of Easter Sunday

With death comes the promise of new life. With sadness comes the promise of restored joy. With pain and sickness comes the promise of healing.  That is the promise of Easter morning - the promise of hope despite the present difficulties and tribulations. The apostles and the rest of Jesus' followers and friends waited; they … Continue reading The Promise of Easter Sunday

31天之尋找智慧 (31 Days of Wisdom): Day 6 

懶惰人哪, 你去察看螞蟻的動作就可得智慧。 螞蟻沒有元帥, 沒有官長,沒有君王, 尚且在夏天預備食物, 在收割時聚斂糧食。 (‭箴言‬ ‭6‬:‭6-8‬ CUNP-神)Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider its ways and be wise! It has no commander, no overseer or ruler, yet it stores its provisions in summer and gathers its food at harvest. (‭Proverbs‬ ‭6‬:‭6-8‬ NIV)基本上,對生活思考術來說,螞蟻是我們的榜樣;螞蟻究竟是我的榜樣!我最近什麼事都懶得做,都在沙發上想怎麼激發動機,但是看螞蟻的動機來自呢?動機來自體內,來自自己,來自本能生活的技術。哇,我真的比螞蟻懶惰。螞蟻感到自己的動機嗎?有可能有一點感覺都沒有,所以我需要跟螞蟻一樣,先做,認真地做,然後由於我是人士,因此激發我的動機,發揮動力。我不能再懶惰,這個選擇永遠沒有用。Basically, when it comes to life, the any is out model; the … Continue reading 31天之尋找智慧 (31 Days of Wisdom): Day 6 

2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here's an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 2,100 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it would take about 35 trips to carry that many people. Click here to see the … Continue reading 2014 in review

The Hardest Hike of My Life

So I'm going to do something I haven't done for a while and publish some raw entry journals that I wrote every night while I was a mountain woman for 4 days last weekend. It was one of the most rewarding physical endeavors of my life to date; yet even though the entire trip required … Continue reading The Hardest Hike of My Life

Perfection

I wrote this reflection in a letter that I emailed out to  friends a few years ago. I decided to republish here, for everyone to read.  "To all perfection I see a limit; but your commands are boundless." -Psalm 119:96 Dear Friends, I started reading Psalm 119 and was completely stopped by this verse. I … Continue reading Perfection

The Philosophy of Adventure

The alternative title to this post was "This is the hike that never ends", and the lyrics of the theme song would have gone as follows:This is the hike that never ends Yes, it goes on and on my friend Some people started hiking it not knowing what it was And they'll continue hiking it … Continue reading The Philosophy of Adventure