Tuesday, July 31, 2018

The Resistance

I wanted to share this blog post by John Pavlovitz titled, "If You Still Think The Resistance is About Politics - You're Not Listening." Below are some key paragraphs I pulled which speak to many of the reasons I've been to marches, write postcards, call congress and am so politically active. Enjoy.

"This resistance isn’t about a political party.
It’s not about blue state or red state.
It’s not about Democrat or Republican.

It’s not about a politician or a preacher.
It’s not about religion or the rejection of it.
It’s not about Coastal Elites or Bible Belters.
It’s nothing even remotely that small or insignificant.
It’s about the common good.

This resistance is not a rebellion against nation or an act of treason—but a declaration of the deepest patriotism.
We resist because we believe that the America we aspire to is big enough for all who wish to be here,
because we believe that its beauty is in the richness of its diversity,
because we remember it was born out of people seeking refugee from 
because it is not a birthright to be guarded but an undeserved blessing to be shared.
We are for every life, which means that we are for you too.
We don’t advocate for healthcare for our families alone, but for yours.
We demand well-funded public schools, not just for our children, but yours.
We fight for the rights of all women to have autonomy over their bodies, not only those who vote Democrat.
We are insisting on pristine air and water not just for our future generations, but yours as well. 
We understand that poverty knows no color, creed, or nationality,
that illness and injury are not partisan intrusions,
that age and vulnerability befall us all, whatever our orientation or distinction. 

We believe that every family is worth protecting.
We believe that every child deserves defense.
We believe that every marriage is equally sacred.

We profess all humanity as fully deserving of dignity.
We’ll keep resisting because those we resist for are worth it..."

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Self Care Gift Box - Introverts Retreat

I've decided to help my self care by purchasing monthly gift boxes with self care items. I highly recommend it since you can subscribe and then the just pop up at your door. Personally, I love the Introverts Retreat. Just thought I'd share my favorite.

Introverts Retreat - "Making a little alone-time retreat is one of the best ways for introverted women to turn away from a busy world filled with too much human interaction. After a long day, week, or weekend of people-ing, sometimes the best thing ever is just sitting down with a new book and filling your time some good ol’ pampering. If this sounds like the perfect retreat, then we are the box for you! Every month, we personally curate our boxes with introverted women in mind, and we are constantly looking for new items to help bring on the peace and quiet."

Sample of one I received

Monday, April 30, 2018

à la mort

I am uninspired lately; almost lifeless. Life is so hectic, not with things I truly enjoy though, it feels dull. I've not been in such a place in a lustrum. I don't have the energy to brighten myself. I push forward, like a tired jouster. I know the routine; I drag along. Why talk? No reason to engage. I'm licking wounds and repenting.

Isaiah 1:18 The Voice (VOICE)

Come on now, let’s walk and talk; let’s work this out.
        Your wrongdoings are bloodred,
    But they can turn as white as snow.
        Your sins are red like crimson,
    But they can be made clean again like new wool.