Love Story

OnlyTrueNorthAsha, Family Life, Insights, Inspirations, Uncategorized1 Comment

Have you ever noticed how we encapsulate our day by how much we have accomplished? I think this especially rings true for women! We tend to press our backs tight against the measuring stick of duty and that’s great for our to-do list, but not always so great for our soul. I know that a certain number of things throughout … Read More

When Moms Are Called to Fight

OnlyTrueNorthInsights, Jennah2 Comments

I, by nature, am a “lover,” not a fighter. Conflict is not my MO, and I would rather take a backseat so that peace can reign. Normally, this works out just fine. Playdates go off without a hitch, even amid somewhat different parenting philosophies. I am able to overlook little annoyances in favor of maintaining the “greater good.” I am able … Read More

So Cool.

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Make a careful exploration of who you are and the work you have been given, and then sink yourself into that. Don’t be impressed with yourself. Don’t compare yourself with others. Each of you must take responsibility for doing the creative best you can with your own life. Galatians 6:4-5 The Message Sometimes I am rather impressed with myself, if … Read More

Thy Kingdom Come

OnlyTrueNorthAsha, Family Life, Insights

My precious little godson Cheetah just learned how to recite The Lord’s Prayer. Yesterday I sat in wonder as he shared such truth with me as he belted out the prayer with a boisterous confidence that surely comes from being three. It started out so ordinarily that I almost lost focus, but as I listened, a little voice from behind … Read More

My Bookshelf

OnlyTrueNorthAsha, Family Life, Insights, Inspirations, Uncategorized

Sometimes my bookshelf is a lonely place for me. I glance over at it and the books on the shelf seem to glare back at me as a strong reminder of things I once loved. If you saw it, you’d find: travel guides, poetry anthologies, art reviews, classic novels, and a collection of random commentaries. The truth is, these books … Read More

Butter & Blooms

OnlyTrueNorthAsha, Family Life, Insights, Inspirations

The ‘loose-end’ state of my home is driving me crazy. It seems as soon as the kitchen starts to glisten, a dirty dish gets immediately tossed back in. I can never find the better half of my collection of single socks, and just when I think the house is looking good—I find my toddler eating butter or smearing mysterious goo … Read More

A Rearview Approach to Forward-Thinking Faith

OnlyTrueNorthInsights, Jennah

I have been keeping a journal of memorable things that happen each day – just a few lines that I can look back on and that will help remind me of what has passed. It is crazy how many times God has come through for us in a big way…whether in finances or in other answered prayers. It makes me … Read More

Mommy Energy Found Here

OnlyTrueNorthFamily Life, Insights, Jennah

Today I washed clothes. Smelly clothes. For the fourth time this week. Did I mention it is the same load of clothes? And that they are smelly because I keep forgetting to take them out of the washer and put them in the dryer like a sane, non-sleep deprived person would be able to manage without difficulty? Yeah…this is life. … Read More