The Nine-Month Myth

Before I was pregnant, I thought that a woman carried her baby in her womb for 9 months.  When I saw pregnant ladies I knew I would ask them how many “months” they were.  Since I have become “great with child” this year I have realized that 9 months is a big fat lie. Women…

On Blogging… and Writing in General

I have had a very difficult time maintaining my blog this year.  It is not for lack of things to write about or talk about.  In many cases I have been distracted by other things or the things I want to write about, I don’t feel free to write about for various reasons. During this…

Going All In = Major Life Changes!

Last month I wrote about going “all in” with God. This month I want to tell you what going “all in” has looked like for us over the last several weeks. The week of my birthday, two life changing things happened in the Walters household. Brian, my seminary graduate husband, was offered a job in…

This Year I Am Going ALL IN

Today is my birthday.  Today I am 34 years old.  I really don’t feel 34.  I feel somewhere between 28 and 30, honestly.  But alas, one cannot change one’s age or turn back the wheels of time, so I am willingly settling into my mid thirties today with quiet confidence that this is going to…

How to Have a Marriage Without Regret

I am a conservative.  I am sure that any regular readers of this blog are already thinking “tell me something I don’t already know!” But I say this because, I feel that as of late I have come to be a little more conservative than I have ever been. I’m not talking politics, or social…

The Least, the Lost and Me – Guest Post by Justin Phillips

What does it really mean to be a Christian?  What does it NOT mean to be a Christian?  I think in many cases the Church, especially in the West, is pretty confused.  We have allowed politics and social influences to shape how we believe a follower of Christ should look.  This is a huge topic…

I Found Some Hope, Do You Want Some?

Something major has happened this year and I wanted to share it with you. After a rough year personally, and a terrible last quarter of 2009, it was no secret here on My Living Canvas that I was eager to welcome 2010.  And as a follow-on to some of my earlier posts on meaninglessness, questioning…

Restless

Do you ever feel restless?  Ive been feeling really restless lately.  I am not sure the root of this restlessness but I have felt it before.  The restlessness I’ve been feeling lately usually blows through me just before the winds of change.  So I am wondering what is on the horizon as I listen to…

Do You Know John Hughes?

Today I got to work and a friend started singing “Don’t You Forget About Me.”  I thought he was trying to tell me he was leaving.  Instead, he let me know that John Hughes had died the night before. I don’t think I would’ve thought that much more about the death of this man, but…

Too Sweet to Be Sour, The Power of a Cheerful Worker

Today started out not so good from the get go.  It wasn’t a “I woke up on the wrong side of the bed” kind of morning. It was something different.  Constantly doing stupid things, dropping keys, not able to find the right pair of socks.  It felt alot like I was trying to maneuver in…