26 12, 2016

Breathless Expectation

December 26th, 2016|Family, Well-Being|

“Here I had longed for, intensely craved a few minutes to myself and now that I had it, I didn’t know what to do with it. What felt like a gift had suddenly become an overwhelming burden…”

17 10, 2016

Hope

October 17th, 2016|Family|

Does the daily-ness of life ever get you down? In this post from our friends at MOPS, Mandy encourages us to see the hope in the mundane and challenges us to “reclaim the everyday.”

26 09, 2016

Wonder

September 26th, 2016|Faith, Family, Well-Being|

Wonder is wide-eyed. It is primal and unexpected. Wonder washes away any trace of stagnancy or hesitancy, any desire to numb the day away. It is a nod to the fact that life is wilder, weirder and more profound than we are comfortable with, and that is thrilling.

29 08, 2016

We are the Starry Eyed

August 29th, 2016|Family, Mentoring|

If you long to feel alive, to regain a sense of wonder, to hope a little freer and to be a powerful force of kindness in the world, then MOPS International would love for you to join them in becoming Starry Eyed.

17 06, 2016

Father’s Day. It’s Complicated.

June 17th, 2016|Family, Relationships, Seasonal|

We love holidays around here. There’s usually so much light-heartedness and goodness and almost always – a reason for food. But this week with the coming holiday, conversations and feels were different. Our team stood around in a circle trying to figure out how we’d celebrate Father’s Day on the blog and show love to the men who have helped shape our lives. We talked. And talked some more. Chats around the office were good; many of them heartwarming with sweet tales of stand-up dads and heroes and first loves. But others were… complicated. And please know this: we wouldn’t [...]

11 05, 2016

Go Ahead, Say It.

May 11th, 2016|Family, Friendships, Hospitality, Mentoring, Neighbors, Relationships, Romance|

You’ve probably noticed this already, but relationships are a thing for us. We love them, believe in investing in and nurturing them, and know that few things enrich our lives like experiencing full, deeply  soulful connections. Today, we’re encouraging you to take a few moments to reflect a bit. Think about a relationship in your life that matters to you. Who is that person? Why does their presence in your life matter? What qualities about this person shine? How is your life better because they’re in it? Now, take a few moments and share their beauty with them. It doesn’t [...]