Muse & Meander

Shaping a Genesis week from the chaos of my life

Words that resonate–Howard Thurman

Don’t ask yourself what the world needs, ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who are alive. … Continue reading

August 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

Book Review–North of Hope

by +CrystalThieringer    @cdthieringer   What mattered was that they were gone. No, what mattered was that they had lived. What mattered was that I still lived, even for a moment. What … Continue reading

July 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

A blessed life. Really?

by +CrystalThieringer    @cdthieringer   I love where I live. North America has an abundance of beautiful spaces–lakes, glaciers, forests, ocean–and almost every day I am grateful for this land I call home. … Continue reading

July 28, 2014 · 3 Comments

Words that resonate–Patricia Buckley

Someone once asked me how I can hold my head up so high after all I have been through. I said it’s because no matter what I am a survivor, … Continue reading

July 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

The shadowy figure of loss

Last week, our family marked a sad anniversary because it’s been four years now since my nephew died. In another month, it will also be four years since my sister-in-law … Continue reading

July 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

Words that resonate–Frederick Buechner

One life on this earth is all that we get, whether it is enough or not enough, and the obvious conclusion would seem to be that at the very least … Continue reading

July 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

Collateral damage

Our family will soon mark an anniversary. My nephew Jessi died by suicide four years ago. We are still recovering (as though we ever will).  We miss him every day, there’s … Continue reading

July 16, 2014 · 4 Comments

Words that resonate–Jim Carrey

You can fail at what you don’t love–so you might as well take a chance on doing what you  love. Jim Carrey Commencement speech at Maharishi University of Management

July 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

Know a kid? Get this.

Nancy Rue has done it again. So Not Okay, a book targeted to the ‘tween crowd, made my husband and I laugh out loud. I read it to him on our … Continue reading

July 9, 2014 · 2 Comments

Road-tripping with Arthur

We’ve been away this week, on a road-trip to Nova Scotia for the annual camping trip with our friend Dave. A recurring theme has been Hurricane/Tropical Storm/Post-Tropical Storm Arthur, and … Continue reading

July 7, 2014 · 3 Comments


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