In Part 3 of the series on Hard Work we get to the the practical question: “I have to get stuff done, am I just supposed to wait around and hope that people will help me?! So far that’s never happened!”
Hard Work – Part 2: Do people do hard things even when they are not forced to do them?
In this part of the Hard Work series I want to think through if people will do hard things when they are not forced to do them.
Hard Work – Part 1: What if my children are never forced to do hard things?
With unschooling the question often comes up: “What if my children are never forced to do hard things? Will they ever learn grit and determination? Will they develop a sense of entitlement?” The argument is often made that doing whatever you want is not how the real world works. “What if a boss gives me […]
Reflections Upon Arriving in Saudi Arabia
Two days after our family arrived to our new home in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia I was prompted towards this hindsight reflection of our journey here.
Exploring Faith, Trust, Fear, and Human Failings in a Love Letter to My Husband
Part of our move to Saudi Arabia involved my husband going there first, leaving the kids and I with family in the US. We knew there would be a separation, but hoped it wouldn’t be that long. After a few setbacks in the visa process we began to fear the separation dragging on indefinitely.
Mindfulness in the Midst of Exhaustion
Why do I feel bad about setting firm limits about what I’m willing to do when I know I’m at my limit? I want to own my choices, my work, and be content that I am enough. But honestly, it feels like I’m not enough right now. So, I have a hard deadline for moving. […]
I live an insulated life. Sometimes I forget what a wonderfully insulated life God has blessed us with. We get to travel a lot and see many different cultures and ways of living. My husband is able to provide a unique and wonderful life for us. In so many ways we get to set our […]
Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall […]
I think one of the reasons I’ve resisted blogging for so long is that I feel like everything I put out there must be this complete, well rounded thought. But the fact is, most of what I think and write are incomplete thoughts, always in transition, always being refined, revisited, considered against new evidence. So, […]
Best Laid Plans
the best laid plans of mice and men often go awry Robert Burns, To a Mouse