Gathered MMXXII: February

Gathered MMXXII: February


Gathered is a monthly collection of beauty found, secrets whispered, wisdom gathered, words kept, words written, food savored, tears fallen, prayers offered, gentle ways of being, and life as art.



i want to give my husband the best version of myself.
i am the one who gets to love him
i want him to have the most thoughtful, attentive, exciting lover
the most delicious, nourishing meals to satisfy and delight
a lifegiving home to come home to
a wife who cares about her body so it can take care of his
i’m the one.
i want the best woman for my lover
it’s not too late to become her.—secret valentine, 02.02.22

did sally clarkson ever stand in her kitchen staring out the window eating a bag of cheetos?—desperation (with salty orange fingertips), 02.18.22

what will you do with the health God gives you?—post-prayer musing, 02.20.22

Wisdom that is haunting me.


Time is running out. Our lives are running out. You don't know when your last day on this planet is going to be. As a christian we need to invest our lives now. The investment of life now has a bearing on how your eternity will be as far as the joys go. ... Make your life count. This points to a disciplined life. We are to use our time wisely. Time is life and when it is gone, it is gone.”—Pastor Tom Cucuzza


"Turn your loneliness into solitude, and your solitude into prayer."—Elisabeth Elliot

"Often it isn't what people have said that holds me back—it's what I imagine they will say."—Jaclyn Weidner 

Am I worth being well?
How do I steward my "one precious body?"—Dr. John Delony


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