Crocheting another sweater - this time in a fingering weight fine wool that I obtained from a barter, to make an infant's size.
Soil and Sacrament - this was perfect timing for me as I have been in a very low place lately - so completely not my usual upbeat, positive self. I have been struggling to get through each day, each moment really. There are probably many, many reasons and some are probably too personal to get into here. But I will say that our family is at a place of change. This business has become more than I can handle or want to handle or maybe it is just that it isn't where my gifts are being utilized. My brain has been overloaded for too long.
I think that maybe I need to simplify so that I can be a wife and mom which includes cook, baker, facilitator, homekeeper, grower, giver, preserver, etc...
Perhaps part of my struggle is our family's isolation both geographically and because of many of our counter-culture lifestyle choices.
So back to the book - the author shares his own experiences on his quest to find an authentic life, asking himself - What does it mean to follow God? and How should my life reflect this? He discovers that faith is expressed in the work of his hands as well as minds and hearts and that in community we can feed a hungry world. That word - community - I know that is what is missing in our family's life. So we find ourselves seekers right now, wondering if it is possible to find more of a community besides this online world and wondering where this seeking towards a more authentic life will lead us.
Joining in with Ginny.