Soulful Sojourning

The Gardener’s Gift

Our garden has become a grounding ritual for the whole family. If you watch carefully, you’ll notice if a plant is thriving or dying in the little moments–just like people. It’s the gardener’s gift, paying attention to all the elements ...
Exotic Flavors

Sweet and Spicy Pepper Jelly Recipe

The harder a pepper works to grow–the spicier it becomes. Turns out, I’m fantastic at growing hot peppers. This sweet and spicy pepper jelly is the perfect taste of 2020. This year we turned our garden bounty into a sweet ...
Collaborations

Creative Care Packages: Art House Dallas

My Art House Dallas Fort Worth Writer’s Group knows inspiration is vital to the soul. We come from different walks of life but we share a love for the written word and a belief in the power of community. Art ...
Friends Passing Through

Texas Monthly: Katie Nodjimbadem

Katie Nodjimbadem shares a gentle but profound story of belonging at Texas Monthly. The places in between are sometimes the most welcoming because they understand the courage it takes to live, and love against the grain. Today, I’m grateful for honest ...

A Prayer for My Neighbors

Increase, O God, the spirit of neighborliness among us, that in peril we may uphold one another, in suffering tend to one another, and in homelessness, loneliness, or exile befriend one another. Grant us brave and enduring hearts that we ...
Soulful Sojourning

Faith in Uncertain Times

“Certainty is the mark of the common-sense life: gracious uncertainty is the mark of the spiritual life. To be certain of God means that we are uncertain in all our ways, we do not know what a day may bring ...
Ndjerareou Journey

Hospitality & Covid-19

COVID-19 has played havoc with my concept of hospitality. I want to feed, gather and embrace. Currently, Megan & Nate run their photography business out of their Airstream. They felt the invisible need of the nomad and created a tool ...
Global Lit

Award Winning Books for Young Readers

  The New Kid by Jerry Craft Winner of the Newbery Medal, Coretta Scott King Author Award, and Kirkus Prize for Young Readers’ Literature! A graphic novel that tenderly tackles hospitality and issues of race, class and other social nuances. Craft ...
Soulful Sojourning

Cultivating Creativity: Find Your Tribe

cre·a·tiv·i·ty/ˌkrēāˈtivədē/ noun the use of the imagination or original ideas, especially in the production of an artistic work. Creativity is a spark that runs through all personality types, ages, and ethnicities. It’s deliciously universal. Unfortunately, so is the frustration that ...
Ndjerareou Journey

Candy Cane Christmas Party

My son had a wonderful room mom last year who made holiday parties look so easy. Her fantastic formula: storytime, craft, games, treats. This year when asked to host my son’s 1st grade Christmas party, I thought what would Lauren ...