Welcome Dear Reader!

“Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace.” (Jesus’ invitation in Matthew 11:28-30MSG)

I’m so glad you are here! Several years ago, I found myself in a difficult season, one that left me overwhelmed and under joyed. Maybe you’ve experienced seasons like that too. While that season was one of frustration and pain, its purpose presented itself through my writing of words on a page, a sharing which has been both therapeutic to me and, as I’ve come to find out, helpful to you, the one who reads them.

Over these past few years, I’ve come to realize the mountain top experience I’ve spent most of my life searching for is actually found in the ordinariness of every day. Perhaps in my fast pace run of reaching for more, I’d simply missed the joy of that which surrounds me.

I needed to become a noticer of the here and now and stop living in the if and when. I needed rest that was rooted in the acceptance of Jesus’ invitation “come to me”. It’s not always easy to do in a world that screams for our attention is it?

So here we stand. At the intersection of storytelling, simplicity, biblical truth, and beautiful images.

My intention here is to help us see life differently, to slow down and notice, to be rooted in real rest, to learn new rhythms, to be underwhelmed and overjoyed, to find sacred in the simple. While we won’t do this perfectly or become saints along the way, I pray you find your soul more satisfied when our time together is through.

(I love to hear from you, sweet reader, so please feel free to share on the posts that impacted you most.)

Grab a cuppa and enjoy!

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Who is this person behind the posts?

My name is Kim. (duh :))

I’m an avid reader, a gardener, canner of vegetables and photographer wannabe. I wrangle chickens on our 3 acres I endearingly call “the farm.” I once had to wheelbarrow a load of dead chickens (darn weasel!) out to the field and chuck them as far I could…thus giving me the nickname among my friends as “the chicken chucker.” But don’t ask me to get a mouse off a trap! Such is life on the farm!

My favorite place to think is outside in the dirt, planting things to eat and things to simply enjoy looking at. Who doesn’t love to eat a tomato fresh off the vine or gather an armful of peonies in full bloom?

I’m a lifelong learner and currently a student studying to become certified in Spiritual Direction.

I’m a 9w8 on the Ennegram married to an 8w9 which makes for an interesting 38-year union! I am a mom to five kiddos and a MiMi to six grands. We are all Ohio State fans!

Finding Sacred in the Simple has become my mantra and I am loving the heck out of that mission!

I’m fiercely for YOU!