As I turn 40 this month I’m writing a few reflective posts. It’s always good to take step back and ask, “What have I been learning and experiencing these last few years… or better yet, decades?” Here’s the post called, “What Stopping You from Being You?” Here’s the Top 5 helpful things we love sharing […]
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“It cannot be seen, cannot be felt, Cannot be heard, cannot be smelt, It lies behind stars and under hills, And empty holes it fills, It comes first and follows after, Ends life, kills laughter.” ― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit Sweet October is here my friends. The days are darkening, the spooks are out, and the […]
This year to share our homeschooling journey, I am going to post updates on our unit studies we do, rather than on a month to month basis like I have in the past. I figure it is more helpful for you other homeschooling mama’s and dad’s out there who are looking for ideas/sparks for your […]
The first of September is one of my favorite moments of the year. There is this subtle but tangible shift from Summer to Autumn. This wallpaper was made by overlaying several antique landscape engravings on top of one another – creating this beautiful but subtle translucent effect. To me it is an illustration of […]
On Saturday, August 18th, I had the opportunity to give the message at St. Andrew Evensong, the church where I’m a music director in Highlands Ranch, CO. I spoke on how with every revolution of the earth around the sun, the seasons themselves preach over us… fall, winter, spring, and summer tell of death, hope, […]
Inspired by the yearly migration of the Monarch butterflies – For the desktop, click on the image below to view the large size image. For the iphone wallpaper, navigate to this page on your phone and then click and hold on the image you want. Select ‘Save image to camera roll’. Then from your camera roll set your […]
My little poetic line for this month is simple. Just something I read while heading to a hike in the mountains. “Linger Longer” That’s it. “Linger longer” friends. For the desktop, click on the image below to view the large size image.
Happy June friends!! I just came across this poem shared by one of my friends. I love the feeling it leaves me with. I want June to be full of fun, and freedom, and wild abandon. Jump! Long enough have you dream’d contemptible dreams, Now I wash the gum from your eyes, You must habit […]
Two years ago we began homeschooling Lucy (8), Hattie (6), Beatrice (3), and Arlo (1). We’re including this on our Giants & Pilgrims blog as all our family adventures seem to impact our art & music so much! Also, we just like sharing the stories. So we’ll be sharing posts on the themes we’ve been […]
Thanks for being patient with me on this months desktop wallpaper. Moving is a lot of work! I am running a few days behind. One of the unexpected joys I am finding at this new house is how loud the birds are in the morning! Tim has had to shut the window a few times […]