Dear Dad: Dreams

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Dad, I miss you. May have something to do with the boys starting 1st and 3rd grade – getting so big they reach my shoulder – that makes me wish you were coming over to see them after school and ask about their day. I don’t know what time would look like with them now because it’s been so long …

LEARNING & LOVING

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Last year I posted LEARNING & LOVING and thought it would be fun to turn this into a monthly letter. One where we share back and forth. Celebratory chain-mail, if you will. But not the weird kind, like if you sign up then suddenly you get gremlin stickers in droves. In no particular order, here’s what I’m LEARNING & LOVING …

Pasture Premier: Come As WE Are

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In June I collaborated with Kim Leggett from City Farmhouse, Franklin – a kind soul and creative designer – at her event venue in Franklin’s Factory. I shared on the topic of #realisthenewperfect, a chapter from my book, Choosing REAL. Women from the community gathered in her whimsy space to drink wine, enjoy nibbles and meet over authenticity and faith …

Slowing Up

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Quick, quick, let’s go. I need an answer today. …or the hardest for me. What’s been going on? **while eyes dart the room** These orders, demands and questions bring up anxiety like no other. I feel like a robot, hurried to respond or give an urgent answer for an asphyxiated time-frame, to reply to a question where a large period …

Living 3 years in 3 months

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We’ve only been in TN 3 months and it feels like 3 years. Years. ‘Cuz there’s a lotta life we’ve been living these past 91(ish) days. We’ve: Set up a home Rearranged a home (if you know me, just shrug, per usual) Discovered Spring Hill Antique Mall, a killer secondhand store around the corner, Delta Bound’s brisket melt and our …

When Are YOU Most Alive?

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He asked me to lay with him at bedtime. Our oldest boy who comes just below my chin and appears as if he’s been pulled by a taffy machine the eve before. We laid on our backs, he grabbed my right hand, draped it across his chest, rubbed the back of my palm, and in that moment, I saw him …

Why You are OK Even When You’re Not

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Listen up, my friends. You who have experienced depression, situational depression or are moving into a season of growth and change. Today at the park, while my monkeys roamed God’s green earth, I sat on a blanket with a much needed Americano at my hip and read a life-changing passage from The Road Less Traveled, a book a CA soul …

Fillable

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I walked into the quaint corner church and found a spot at the end of a middle pew and joined around 200 other women gathered close for bible study. I can’t remember the last time I entered a new church where I don’t know a soul for a bible study I signed up for online. The summer series is on …