Week 5 – And Then There Were Three

Week 5 – And Then There Were Three

I suppose it is a beautiful thing that this pregnancy just happened without any planning on our part. In the last seven years Yuriy and I went back and forth deciding whether we wanted to have children or whether we wanted to spend our lives […]

Stuck Is Not Still.

Stuck Is Not Still.

Close your eyes and picture a leaf clothed in a color of autumn, floating gently through the music of a mellow breeze. The leaf sails through the air, until it encounters a flowing river, it softly descends, and tenderly kisses the moving waters.The river embraces […]

Reflections

Reflections

You say you love me, but I see you looking past me, or maybe you’re searching somewhere deep within me. You’re looking past my imperfections, past my scars, my weirdness, my quirkiness, and past all that is unique to me. Instead, you pry deeper, you […]

The Birds of You.

The Birds of You.

Thoughts, ideas, dreams, passions, and desires beat against the walls of your mind, clawing at your imagination, begging to be set free, unleashed. And if you are preoccupied with the mundane concerns of life, if you ignore the cries of your creativity, the expressions of […]

Blesse’d Are The Lions

Blesse’d Are The Lions

Blesse’d are the lions for they can roar. Sometimes everything inside rages like a restless sea of chaos, and all you want to do is scream. Scream at the top of your lungs, and hope that somehow, by releasing the chaos within, out into the […]

In the Voice of Love

In the Voice of Love

Sometimes we can go our entire lives hearing something, reading it over and over, even quoting it, without ever really understanding it. Sometimes, some of the most profound truths are turned into bumper stickers, repeated again and again, until their depth is made shallow, and […]

Echoes of My Odyssey

Echoes of My Odyssey

If you followed my journey for some time, you know that Jesus was the essence of my entire life, and the purpose of my existence was made up of Him. Literally. I was obsessed with the Bible, with every single word written in it. I […]

Roses & Weeds

Roses & Weeds

Once upon a time, or maybe a day or two in the past, I found myself in a beautiful garden enjoying a cup of my favorite  tea. As I slowly sipped my tea, I contemplated life and I pondered upon all that I am within. […]

Lavender Coconut Fig Bars.

Lavender Coconut Fig Bars.

Summer calls for floral everything, and since figs and lavender are here for only a short season, why not put them into a delicious desert! This recipe is vegan and mostly raw, if you want it completely raw, just use raw nuts. I personally like […]