Experienced Not Required

Before I had my own baby, I didn’t have any experience with babies.  I am an only child and I never really baby sat growing up.  One time in high school I baby sat for two kids who were just about 5 years younger than me… we played Super Mario Bros while their parents went…

Secrets Pondered and Treasured

A year ago today, I found out I was pregnant. But before I took my pregnancy test(s), I already knew I was pregnant.  I had been tracking my basal body temperature each morning and, when I saw my temp was 94, I knew. Still, I waited until Brian left the house and then took a…

Fifteen Days and …

Nothing.  My “one word” for 2012 is discipline and so far the only thing disciplined in my life is not being disciplined.  Seems like there is “always something” that prevents my efforts to become a disciplined person. In the last 15 days the things blocking my pursuit of discipline were unexpected social outings and a…

Catching Up

I guess you could say alot has happened since my last real post! Lets see… We had a baby I quit my job We moved I got shingles We ended 2011 Yep. Thats alot. No wonder I got shingles! So the long and short of it is this: On October 12, 2011 we welcomed Lucia…

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…

Permission to Speak Freely {Book Review}

It has been a while since I have submitted a book review for all of you here on My Living Canvas.  This is not from lack of reading, just lack of having the discipline to sit down and pound out a review! So I am pleased to make a book review comeback with my review…

Thoughts on Newness

My friend Jenny asked me to do a guest post on her blog about “newness.”  Jenny is on a mission trip in Africa and planned ahead to have several women bloggers write on this subject during the time she is away.  Today, I’m up to bat.  I would love you to go to her blog…

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…