Happy fall, y'all! This week has been a week. Not a terrible week, but not a great one, either. It started out great with a super-productive Monday, but on Monday night our refrigerator started making unhealthy noises and, sure enough, by Tuesday morning everything had begun to melt and thaw. So that was tons of… Continue reading Link Roundup: Fall Minimalism Edition
Here's an excerpt of a recent article I wrote for Brightpeak Financial blog. *** You’ve cleaned out your closets, given truckloads of stuff to charity, streamlined your schedule and seen firsthand how living with less can free up time, money and energy that you can use to focus on what truly matters. But no… Continue reading 11 Simple Life Quotes to Inspire Clutter-Free Living
"...make it your ambition to lead a quiet life: You should mind your own business and work with your hands, just as we told you, 12 so that your daily life may win the respect of outsiders and so that you will not be dependent on anybody." - 1 Thessalonians 4:11-12 I was really hoping to… Continue reading In Praise of a Quiet Life (Link Roundup)
I was originally planning to do another blog series this month, this time about faithfulness, but this month is really chaotic. I need to simplify and scale down the things that are in my power to do so or I will lose my mind, and one of those things is this blog. So this month… Continue reading Link Roundup: K.I.S.S. (Keep It Simple, Sunshine)
It's the last day of January as this post goes up, and I know a lot of you are already feeling like you've failed in what you hoped to accomplish in this new year. I just want to stop everything right now and tell you that you are not a failure. Seriously, y'all. It's not… Continue reading You Are Not a Failure (Link Roundup)
Sometimes -- more often than I like to admit -- I struggle with obsessive thinking. When those obsessive thoughts get stuck on a negative loop, it puts me on a downward spiral into anxiety and depression. I've learned that when this happens, I need to take those thoughts captive and redirect my focus through prayer… Continue reading Link Roundup: Struggling Doesn’t Mean Your Faith is Broken
We're in the midst of an interesting season here in the Bauhaushold. It's not super-hard in comparison with some of the awfulness we've been brought through in recent years, but it sure hasn't been easy-going lately, either (I'll be sharing in more detail in my next Daydreamer Dispatch, my semi-regular letter to friends of the… Continue reading Link Roundup: Posts that have ministered to me lately
This week I'm doing my first link-up with Emily P. Freeman in which we look back on what we learned in the previous month. This is kind of a doozy because March was a big month for me as far as spiritual healing and growth, which means we're going to get a little vulnerable here.… Continue reading What I Learned In March
I woke up this morning to a bit of a kerfuffle in the writing world. The short version is that a well-known male YA author gave an honest answer to an interview question about why he sucks so bad at writing female characters that could possibly be taken as a sexist answer, maybe, if you… Continue reading Say it with me: Women are people. So just write people.
This is a hectic week. In addition to a full freelance workload, I've got to company-clean in preparation for entertaining my mom on Friday, and hormones and lack of sleep are making me scattered and bad at managing things. So in lieu of blog posts written by yours truly this week, here instead is some… Continue reading Busy week. So have some links.