Present: with

  Why “present?” My reasons were specific. Moments when I felt spread too thin, moments where I was crazed, missed moments or overlooked opportunities all because I was committed to completion, efficiency, and capability. When reading┬áPresent Over Perfect by Shauna Niequist, I already mentioned in my review of the book, that despite the fact that […]

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Present: Sabbath

  “Busy” and “tired” seem to be worn proudly like badges of honor on our scout sash. But where is the meaning in busy, in tired? As I have really thought through the “why” behind my desire to be present I’ve started to ask more about the “how?” How do I stop the busy? How […]

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Present: be not do

Be here. Be still. Be me. Be aware. Be intentional. Don’t… Do more. Do work. Do what you are “supposed” to do. Do everything. To “be” instead of to “do” is a unique challenge. It is something I didn’t even realize I needed to understand and to practice in my life until I started to […]

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31 Days: Present

October brings an annual writing challenge and in my fourth year the choice was obvious. Maybe not as practical as the past couple of years but here goes…. 31 Days: Present I chose the word “present” at the start of 2016 and believe it was ordained. I needed this word as my constant companion this […]

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