Bliss at Home

“To be at home with oneself, family and friends –  Bliss” -Valerie Sjodin Yes, I believe it is bliss. I enjoy being at home with myself. It holds an atmosphere of peace and comfort. This past weekend I wasn’t alone much. It was a full house and very celebratory indeed! With so much brokenness in our families, I think I came to expect some things I had hoped for to be absent, or elusive at best. It is not so and I am so thankful! We celebrated our grandson’s first birthday in our home. Both sides of the family gathered… Read More

“Be-Long” at Home in my Moleskine Journal

This image is probably my favorite of the series because it simply embodies what I think of when I think of home: a place to rest, to belong and be-long. “Home, a place to belong, and to be-long.” – Valerie Sjodin We live in the Pacific Northwest, a place where coffee seems to be a core value.  It has become a symbol of stimulating conversation, friendship and comfort. “Together – celebrating our common grounds.” – Valerie Sjodin

The idea of “HOME” in my Moleskine Journal

The idea of home to me is the experience of belonging. For me, it actually has more to do with people than a place. I love being with people I feel “at home” with. A place also has personal importance: the feel, smell, sights, and sounds are all powerful things that jog our memory and tug at the longings of our hearts. As 2014 is beginning to unfold, I’m considering, asking what my part is in being “at home” with people and how that might look for me in my community this year. Here a two more entries from the… Read More

Home Sweet Home in my Moleskine Journal

One of my favorite books that encourages creative thinking and purpose is Dreaming with God by Bill Johnson. He defines wisdom with three words:  “Integrity, Creativity and Excellence. It is the display of the mind of God, always in the context of integrity that brings forth the creative solutions for life while holding to the standards of excellence. These play a vital role in manifesting the Kingdom in ways that honor God and solve the issues of life for humankind…. Simple things like joy, a happy home life, recognition, and meaningful friendships are an important part of the life of… Read More