Monthly Archives: January 2012

Writing Me: “In This Family” Wrap-Up

We were delighted and inspired by the unique posts crafted in the “In This Family” format (inspired by several pieces on Pinterest, and Emerging Mummy’s fabulous staircase).  Grab a cup of coffee and enjoy browsing through the list of everyone who linked up with their “In This Family” posts!


“In this Family we see one another through faith-colored glasses | then inspire with hug-words |and love-verbs.” -Stacey/ Musings in Simplicity


“In this family we inadvertently hurt others but we always (eventually) forgive | In this family we are always safe.”  -May/ Achieving Clarity

“We love to sing | Taylor Swift and Def Leppard; | Our own crazy made-up songs; | And Jesus Loves Me.”  -Ginny/ Lemon Drop Pie

“We are building a house where… peace and justice meet | the outcast & the stranger bear the image of God’s face…”  -Lindy/ Who I Am (…& The Full Plate Crochet)

“… you might find | firefighter pants and a rainbow-haired wig and a sparkly tutu | on the coffee table | and you surely will find picture books everywhere | except, perhaps, on shelves.”  -Robin/ The Not-Ever-Still Life

“In this family we do rough. | Rough housing, rough playing, rough paths walked. | We do grace. | We do forgiveness | We do LOVE.”  -Melissa/ Peanut Butter in my Hair

“Our laughter is the size of the moon, | just as bright, and it fills the world with more light.”  -Alita/ Alita Jewel’s Treasures

“We do loud a little better than whispers.  We love hard when it’s hard to love.  We celebrate what’s right instead of only seeing what’s wrong.” -Hyacynth/ Undercover Mother

“We’re pros at free-throwing forks and spoons straight from the dishwasher into the silverware drawer.  We excel at selecting the perfect pair of superhero underwear to express how we’re feeling today.”  – Lenae/ {just} Lenae

“We swell and pulse with glowing light until we become more full and promising than the sum of our broken parts.”  -Sarah/ This Heavenly Life


Curious about our Writing Me community projects?  You can read more about them here.

And be sure to check in next Tuesday, when we announce our next Writing Me theme!


Creative Inspiration

It’s Monday! Let’s be inspired:



Monday’s on the Bigger Picture Blogs Facebook page we’re going to introduce some Creative Inspiration. We will post 1-3 words and encourage you to roll those words around in your head and be inspired. Use them to propel you out of the Monday funk and into a creative mood.

Use them as you will.

Take a Photo
Write a Poem
Write a post
Write two sentences
Paint a picture

The point is to use them to infuse your Monday with 5 minutes of creativity.

There is no link up, no need to post by a certain day. Just inspiration and creativity on what could be an uninspiring day.

We encourage you to write on our Facebook wall or leave a link with what you were inspired to do.

Live. Love. Create.

Have you written about creativity? Do you want to guest post for us on the subject? Just email Melissa at PBinmyHair (at) gmail (dot) com 

Bigger Picture Moments: Featuring {May}

Every Thursday, we come together to share the harvest of intentional living by capturing a glimpse of the Bigger Picture through a simple moment. Won’t you join us?

Here’s a peek from a Bigger Picture Moment we loved last week written by May:

My imagination took me to a place where I could garden year round, where produce would be fresh, crisp and healthy in a month I had always known to be frigid.  Initially, I felt jealous, but then I began to think about the work that goes into gardening…I look forward to the harvest, the culmination of two seasons’ planning and labor.  The garden rises to a crescendo as the frenzied picking and putting up of the fruits of that labor begins.

Be sure to visit May’s blog, Acheiving Clarity to read the rest and be inspired for this week’s Bigger Picture Moments, hosted today by Sarah at This Heavenly Life.