Tuesday, February 17, 2015

What I Have Accomplished














I really wanted to post these pictures of an afternoon last week when the sun was filling every corner of my house.  It glowed.

And right now I find I have not much to say to match...I feel kind of....wintered out.  So instead of indulging in complaining about 8 year old boys and 6 year old girls, I will review a few things I feel like I have accomplished since the new year.

I wanted to read to my kids for 30 days straight...and I did it!

* Sword In The Tree
*Wizard of oz
* My Side of The Mountain

I wanted to get into the habit of reading more myself...I have been doing it....

*Anne of Green Gables
*The Light Between The Oceans
*Hannah Coulter
*The Storied Life of AJ Fikry
*All The Light We Can Not See
* Aviator's Wife

(All read, not listened to. That is another list)

I wanted to start a reading journal...and I have been doing that!

I wanted to blog more...I have not really done that.

And now we are at lent.  And if you don't mind me saying I'm in a dry spot in my spiritual life right now.  I've given myself every excuse as to why I have not done much to get out of this dry spot.  I feel like with lent upon me..maybe I should STOP giving myself outs.

What do you do when you are in a dry spell?  So far I have just continued to say I am in a dry spell..and shockingly I have not been able to get out of it.

I'm hoping for some grace with ashes tomorrow.....


  1. I enjoyed reading of your accomplishments, and… dare I say I'm looking forward to Lent? I need it every year, oh yes, but now more than ever. xo

  2. I'm right there with you, mama. Love your honesty. Thank you for sharing photos of your beautiful sunshine! A reminder that spring will come, and with it, the vitamin D to melt away our winter. "This is my lent" I say this year about our lives right now, this is hard enough if we will only offer it up, God can use this. Bless you!

  3. I have found that going to a weekly holy hour can help when I am going through a spiritual dry spell. We will add you to our family bedtime prayer intentions.
    God Bless.

  4. This is a wonderful homily that has helped us prepare for a good Lent: http://te-deum.blogspot.com/2009/02/fr-perrones-sermon-for-quinquagesima.html

    I've been accustomed to giving up two things I really, really like--popcorn and wine--for Lent, and committing to extra spiritual reading before I turn on the computer this morning (this year I'll be reading through the works of St. Josemaria Escriva). Just these things alone have always made Lent turn out very, very good for me. It does take me a while to "get traction" but always, by the end of Lent, I'm a bit sad it's over. I feel like I'm a better person in Lent :-)

  5. Love the pictures of the sunshine! Your home is beautiful.

  6. There is an ebb and flow to every part of life, marriage, kids and spirituality. It's ok. God understands and he will be there when you are ready again.

  7. Hi Lisa,
    Love the pictures of your house and Sitka. My mom gave us a great book for Christmas called "Sacred Space" by Irish Jesuits. It has really given me a good push this year and challenged my prayer life. If you are still in a dry spot, maybe its worth looking at. Take care!

  8. I love your house- it's the perfect balance of cozy but minimal, not cluttered. I never get tired of getting peeks of the views.

    My lent was less than fruitful this year. I'm not sure why except that I lack willpower and diligence. I'm thankful I get to keep on trying.

  9. Love the pics of your home. I am hoping to create a wood piece honoring my Great grandfather's blacksmith shop and your mantelpiece is the inspiration.