Before we were the Holy Women Icons Project, we were a family who quit our comfortable life in order to do something more adventurous and fulfilling. In June 2015, we quit our jobs, sold our historic home, and hit the road in a 140 sq. ft. camper. In February 2017, we moved into a “tiny house” on an acre of land on Hawai’i island just a few blocks from the ocean. When people find out what we’ve been up to, they often wonder how we did it. There are three possible responses to this question, each with varying degrees of accuracy.
The Holy Women Icons Project was recently featured on the television show Tiny House Nation! To watch the entire episode, check it out here (we're episode 13).
We are profoundly grateful for the opportunity to partner with THN to build our family’s home, and we’re eager to apply for grants and find funding to continue creating our non-profit retreat center.
It started with Pelé, the Hawai’ian Volcano Goddess who governs fire, lightning, volcanoes, and the flow of lava. When my little family set off on a big adventure in June 2015, I knew I’d research and paint her as a Holy Woman Icon, but I wanted to get to Hawai’i first so that I could experience her power firsthand.
On June 10, our family and the Holy Women Icons Project will be featured on the television show Tiny House Nation. Deciding to “go tiny” came with a lot of discernment, planning, and even critique. In the weeks ahead, we plan to delve deeper into these issues, but for now, check out our list of Pros and Cons for taking our life, retreat, and the entire Holy Women Icons Project non-profit into the realm of tiny living…
The month of May finds those within the Christian tradition solidly within Easter season, reveling in the promise of resurrection, while simultaneously celebrating Mother’s Day. To be honest, I’d never seen much of a correlation between these two events in the past. But since my brother’s death in March, I’m viewing everything through the lens of grief, likely a new perspective that will color the way I see the world forever.