Becoming :: A New Season of Rediscovery

Starting my day. The mornings.

I am having so much fun putting my hands to old interests being made new. It's been a slow attempt on my part. The doors have finally opened up time and energy I need to start. My soul already feels refreshed. Space made for soul breathing.

Hand lettering has been an interest since I was a teen. A friend and I would have so much fun at it. Last year, that was renewed in me. All of a sudden friends started to post photos of their practice right at the time I needed a spark.

Art was another teen interest. Airbrushing and charcoal was my interest back then. It's a whole century later. The area I want to explore is watercolor pencils and brush markers.

Tonight, my hubby takes me to pick some last few supplies. He's going to discover along with me. Always fun with a friend. I'm sure many mistakes will be made. I'm gonna keep those to remind me along the way that progress is a process. Mistakes can be fun too.

I would love to hear what your interests are. What new things have you tried? What have you found out about yourself that you never new before? 

I wanted to share these 28 shots to savor in trying new things. Some you might already do. Others you might want to start again. Still there might be a few new ones to explore. You never know what you might discover.

Happy first day of Spring and Hugs from Hawaii,

Originally posted at Faith Barista by my writing friend Bonnie Gray in February. 
The beautiful handwriting and art done by my friend Kelly Ishmael of Minding My Nest.

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Having some shots of faith with Bonnie today

Beloved Brews Linkup

Sipping with Holley too

On Rest ~ The Kind Your Soul Needs

What kind of rest is your soul needing today?

Is it actual sleep?

Do you need a brain break and some play...

 or even pampering?

How about some time to create?

Capturing photos/videos of your days story. Writing your heart. 

Doodling or drawing. Sewing, baking, crafts...

An activity you really enjoy but haven't done lately.

A good book to savor.   While you sip your coffee or tea...

Finding Spiritual Whitespace by Bonnie Gray and You're Loved No Matter What by Holley Gerth

Some time outdoors in the sun, on a hike, or riding your bike.

Time for watching the sunset

Some quiet time to pray.

Or just being still in the silence for awhile...

Time with ones who lift your spirits and love you as is.

Talking story or just being quiet together.

May you take time to recall and write down your soul filling activities. God's gifts to you.

May you make time for at least one of them. Be kind to you.

Hugs from Hawaii,


Hebrews 4 ~
v10 - for anyone who enters God's rest also rests from their works, just as God did from his.
v11 - Let, us therefore, make every effort to enter that rest...

Finding rest in Coffee for Your Heart
 with my friend Holley


Beloved Brews with my friend Bonnie

Beloved Brews Linkup

Finding Rest on a Weekend {1-Minute Video Journal}

We had our first weekend alone in a long while...

~ Over the holidays we became complete empty nesters. They're all finally settled into their new homes and routines.

~ Our grandson is usually with us. Then, he started school in February. He's settling into his new environment and routine.

~ The whole family is recovering from colds. We're at the end stages.


This past weekend we got our 'us' rhythm back. 
We did a few things we like to do, but haven't been able.

Slow flow is such soul goodness.
Breathing room for my soul.
Fills us up. So we can pour out.

May you find your rest in doing what fills your soul. I'd love to hear about it if you'd like to share.

Hugs from Hawaii, Jeri

Isaiah 58:11 ~ I will always show you where to go.
    I’ll give you a full life in the emptiest of places—
    firm muscles, strong bones.
You’ll be like a well-watered garden,
    a gurgling spring that never runs dry.

Captured with iPhone.
Music: Thingamajig by Jason Shaw
Free in vimeo music store

Joining Holley for a cuppa and some good conversation


Sipping some shots of faith with Bonnie

  Beloved Brews Linkup