I am a home base, partner, mother, grower, creator, warrior, music maker, (peace) keeper, balancer, lover, observer, teacher, transformer, culinary alchemist, mender, builder, defender, steward, Christian, human being.
This blog is a record of the conscious cultivation of my home sphere. A home sphere made of fabric and rising bread. Routines and rough edges. Explosions and blissful stillness. Dirt and bicycles left out in the rain. And, beyond that, a home sphere of the heart. An inner harbor from which to ask “what is it that matters most in this passing in a blink moment on earth?”
I believe we are all in search of home. Whether we are singles or shepherds to a family of seven; stay at home parents, career driven, or by default bread winners; watching the world go by from the window of a nursing home or staring up at the ceiling from a bassinet, we are fighting to find a harbor in a sea of excess that reels up like monsters of the maps of old. A sphere that was once given to us from tradition, now stands before us largely abandoned and forgotten, waiting to evolve by our hands. We are all of us searching for a harbor to rest and hear the still small voice within whisper to us, “Do not forget, this is what matters. This is who you are. This is what you are meant to do.”
My hope is that among these pages you will find something that helps you find your harbor, if even for a moment. Because a moment can shift the course of an entire life. Joining in conversation with readers is part of my harbor, so please leave a comment if you find yourself inspired. I would love to hear from you!
“For where homemakers are working out of spiritual understanding, that is where the new society will arise. . . . The homemaker’s whole existence stands at the center of one of the greatest changes ever to take place in human history.” The Spiritual Tasks of the Homemaker, Manfred Schmidt-Brabant