What is fear?How does it impact your life?How does it determine what you doWhat reasons does it give for strife? What is your fear?Fear of missing outFear of fearFear of painFear of failingFear of succeedingFear of your own fleshFear of the worldFear of the futureFear of the pastFear of the presentFear of manFear of SatanFearContinue reading “Fear”

Blessed Are The Peacemakers

Intro to Wendell Berry’s book ‘Blessed Are The Peacemakers’ ANY OBSERVER WOULD HAVE TO SAY that Christianity is fashionable at present in the United States. This might be a good thing, except that the observer, observing more closely, would have to conclude that, to the extent that Christianity is fashionable, it is loosely fashionable. ItContinue reading “Blessed Are The Peacemakers”

Curating Christmas

I had lunch with a friend this week and afterward we decided to run into a very pretty gift store. I have to say this store was definitely curated to be holiday perfect. The music was just right, the decorations were hung with care and the smells were definitely on point. After a little browsing,Continue reading “Curating Christmas”

Answers to our world’s problems

“We must achieve the character and acquire the skills to live much poorer than we do. We must waste less. We must do more for ourselves and each other. It is either that or continue merely to think and talk about changes that we are inviting catastrophe to make. The great obstacle is simply this:Continue reading “Answers to our world’s problems”

Being still

Something amazing and mysterious happens in winter. Trees shed their leaves and sometimes their skin. I wonder if this is the season that we can draw closest to creation and hear her deepest truths- when winter has moved in and invited her to be still and rest, and allow the Spirit to be at work-Continue reading “Being still”

Christmas Poem

Just finished my second book of poems! It is called *Le Point Vierge” (explanation below).I thought I would post one of my poems called Christmas Poem from Le Point Vierge as I bid adieu to this year, and create a space for this sacred time of year. “Christmas Poem” Christmas is comingChristmas has beenChristmas isContinue reading “Christmas Poem”

Morning prayers

Justify my soul, O God, but also from Your fountains fill my will with fire. Shine in my mind, although perhaps this means “be darkness to my experience,” but occupy my heart with Your tremendous Life. Let my eyes see nothing in the world but Your glory, and let my hands touch nothing that isContinue reading “Morning prayers”

Consuming to our doom

Yesterday, I listened to a pretty terrifying but informative podcast on Joe Rogan with Tristan Harris. https://open.spotify.com/episode/2LNwwgJqOMKHOqdvwmLxqd?si=CXSXco8CSvyRcHeERtyITA Say what you will about Joe Rogan, at least he has created the space for people to speak about issues who are not being given any airtime on mass media platforms. I don’t know if you remember butContinue reading “Consuming to our doom”

Bootcamps- Bah humbug

Let me be frank. Better yet, let me be DeeAnn and speak directly and honestly to you about bootcamps. I wrote this post about 7 years ago and have decided to revisit it, because I feel as strongly today about bootcamps as I did 7 years ago. My intention in writing a post like thisContinue reading “Bootcamps- Bah humbug”

Covered and smothered in gratitude

“BE Thankful”- We have heard it and we have said it countless times, especially on a day like Thanksgiving. If the truth be known, then we don’t just expect ourselves to be thankful, but we expect our kids, spouses, siblings, children, parents, employees, employers and basically everyone that we share an interaction with to BEContinue reading “Covered and smothered in gratitude”