Are you weary sometimes? Overwhelmed? In transition? It happens.

Sometimes stuff just happens. Sometimes we create the stuff.

I’ve sure been there, and will be again. I’ve made my share of mistakes, negotiated difficulties, ignored my gut and plowed through warning signs, and second-guessed myself into paralysis. I wouldn’t trade any of it, though.

Through a life of adventures, challenges, and daily redemption I’m learning the wisdom of paying attention to this day, to now. When life overwhelms and overpowers, I hang onto a truth echoed from two different sources:

Give us this day our daily bread. (Matt. 6:11)

Just for today I will try to live through this day only, and not tackle all my problems at once. (Just For Today, Al-Anon.org)

May this site give you a whisper of grace and a touch of mercy to help you through this day.

Some call it a manifesto; I’m calling it a few things I know. See more here.

A little bit about Mary

Mary Henton. Photo by Christopher Keels.

Three adult kids call me “Mom.” They keep me humble, challenge and encourage me, make me laugh, and in all ways bless my life. They’ve enriched our family with marriages, so that I now have another son (in-law), another daughter (in-law), and will soon welcome a granddaughter.

I live on a farm in a tiny house on wheels (THOW). The THOW sits about 100 feet from the “Big House” where my sister, and her son and daughter-in-law live with their children. I enjoy being part of a “multi-generational household.”

Between 2009 and 2018 I worked with Congo Initiative and lived for chunks of the year in the Democratic Republic of Congo where I held various positions at the Christian Bilingual University of Congo/Université Chrétienne Bilingue du Congo (UCBC).

As an educator, I had previously worked in adventure and experiential education, public school, higher education, and education association. You can check out my LinkedIn profile if you care to know more.

Lindsay and I first met during our time together at an education association, and have remained connected professionally and personally. I’m grateful for her design talents and her ability to navigate the intricacies of blog sites, web hosting, and mail lists. I’m also grateful for her patience and encouragement.

A little bit about Lindsay

Lindsay Kronmiller. Photo by Lightfall Photography

Lindsay Kronmiller is passionate about helping individuals, small businesses, and non profits communicate their unique stories. She spent many years working in non profits and education as a visual communication designer and now spends her days working for design clients in both print and online design capacities, homeschooling her two kids and making fiber art.

She also lives in a multi-generational home in the Southwest with her family, mom, grandmother, and brothers while they work together to provide the best care they can for her grandmother with dementia.