Life, Uncategorized

Cheers to the Gentlemen

When I read this quote earlier this week from Alice Hoffman, "Some people know the exact moment when they've lost everything.  They can look back and see it plain as day and for the life of them they can't understand why didn't spot the situation as it was happening" in her book Here on Earth, it shot… Continue reading Cheers to the Gentlemen

Becky's Book Pile, Becky's Favorite Books, Open Books, Uncategorized

Here on Earth by Alice Hoffman

Wow. Just wow. I ran across a quote from the book "Here on Earth" by Alice Hoffman on one of my favorite blogs, Everyday Strange, and it piqued my curiosity enough to fork over some dough for a read slightly different than my go-to. It was so worth every penny. "Here on Earth" by Alice Hoffman… Continue reading Here on Earth by Alice Hoffman

liberty, Pursuit of Happiness, Uncategorized

You have to ask in order to receive it.

Though this line has more to do with family and relationship struggles, it took on a personal/religious meaning for me this week. When driving home from class last week, I let my mind wander freely and uninterrupted.  I was scared when this free brain roaming led straight to my biggest fear: losing my family. I… Continue reading You have to ask in order to receive it.

Becky's Book Pile, Becky's Favorite Books, Life, Pursuit of Happiness, Uncategorized

It’s not the lie that’s the problem:

I think we can all agree that lies create deep gorges between two people, gorges that take extraordinarily purposeful effort to heal.  I think the quote above is meant to define the space lies create in relationships, but I think it can also be stretched to mean the space lies create within ourselves. I was… Continue reading It’s not the lie that’s the problem: