I was having a conversation with an acquaintance one day and the topic of future life plans came up. I proceeded to share some things with this individual about what I hoped to do and I was met with what felt like an anvil! You remember that thing, right? That thing that always seemed to … Continue reading Shhhh!
So I have this personal tradition I do at the end of every semester. As I leave my office for the last time before a 4-5 week break (not going to lie….huge perk of teaching college!), and as I walk to my truck, I let out a big exhale….intentionally. The act of this not only … Continue reading A Party of One!
“Continuing in time toward completion of a process or period.” It’s amazing to me that we so often take for granted the words we use so regularly, but don’t ever really stop to think about what they really mean. That sentence above is one of the definitions of the word “through.” When was the last … Continue reading Just Passing Through
It’s long overdue. The time has come to finally end things. Saying good-bye is rarely easy. Breakups are painful, yet at times they are absolutely necessary. Breakups can cause you to doubt yourself and your decisions. Reminders are often everywhere of what you’re leaving behind, making it that much more difficult to move on. You … Continue reading Is It Time to Breakup??
Many of us have had it. That amazing idea, thought, or dream that may seem just a bit crazy to everyone else. Yet, every ounce of you believes that you can make it happen. I heard one of my favorite pastors say once that there are good ideas and there are God ideas. This idea … Continue reading What If You’re the Only One?
Jadyn started her athletics conditioning for school this week. The past few days for me have been filled with both empathy and a of bit laughter, as I watch my daughter shuffle around the house with pain in every part of her body. This got me thinking about pain. Pain comes in all forms—emotional, physical, … Continue reading I Can’t Move! (Growth after Pain)
Sometimes, I think the image that many have of God is that of Morgan Freeman in the movie Bruce Almighty,where he has a booming, deep voice, and walks around in a white Armani suit (ok maybe not the second part). But we certainly often visualize Him as being loud. Many a great-grandmother has told her grandchildren … Continue reading After the Fire Came a Whisper
A few days ago, I took my daughter to pick up her very first job application. With this came explanations on my end on how to fill it out, what the process looks like, and what to expect if she got a call (insert mom tears here that my baby is no longer a baby). … Continue reading Why Didn’t You Just Say That?
What is your thing? We all have one (or many). You know what I’m talking about. Those “things” that annoy us just enough to where they become core to our belief system. Tardiness. Excuses. Negativity. I admittedly struggle at times with accepting these characteristics from others, especially when they’re repetitive. Yet on the positive side … Continue reading How Tight Is Your R.O.P.E.?
Whether we think about it or not, Mother’s Day is often a day that can bring on an array of emotions for many people. With the flip of a channel, there’s no shortage of commercials with smiling moms receiving jewelry, cards, spa days, and flowers. What we sometimes forget through all the smiling faces on … Continue reading My Own Miracle (MOM): A Different Perspective on Mother’s Day