March 17th, 2020



Listening to now: My refrigerator. It’s ridiculously loud. But it came with the house when we bought it, so I’m not complaining about a free fridge.

Last sentence(s) I read in a book: “There is so much judgment, condemnation, and prejudice among the “saints”. There is so much frozen anger among the people who are so concerned about avoiding “sin”. ” -from The Return of the Prodigal Son, by Henri  J.M Nouwen

One thing that has inspired me this past week: Thanks to my mother’s recommendation I started listening to “The Literary Life Podcast” a few months ago and one of their latest episodes was about the art of writing. As a young mother hoping to home-school her children, this episode was encouraging to say the least. The hosts and guest speaker made it sound so easy, in some ways, to teach children to write.

Listening also from the perspective of a writer, I loved how they spoke about writing simply being thinking on paper. I over complicate things so much in my head but this episode, and really the whole podcast, has inspired me to simply write, to articulate my thoughts through stories.

Creativity goals for the upcoming weeks: I don’t have a specific project I’m working on, rather it’s all a jumble of stuff I do when I have spare time, but here are a couple projects I want to prioritize this coming week.

  • We started turning over soil and tilling our garden space, and I need to put together dirt and potting mix and worm casting to make some nice soil so I can start growing herbs in pots.
  • I am designing posters for our house, and I have narrowed down to one with this quote from St. Patrick’s prayer, or Lorica

“I arise today

Through a mighty strength, the invocation of the Trinity

Through belief in the threeness

Through confession of the oneness

Of the Creator of creation.”

I failed my library’s reading challenge, but on a happier note because all the libraries are closed in my area I get to keep my library books for longer!

Has anyone else heard of or listened to the Literary Life Podcast? I would love to hear your thoughts on them, or suggestions for other writing and reading themed podcasts.


~Pray, Hope and Don’t worry

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