2 Prayers to Propel You into Christmas & 2021

Sometimes we need to stop and really reflect on the previous season before we can move forward in our current and/or approaching season. Maybe you feel exhausted, burnt out, and drained like me? As excited I am for what’s around the corner, I also am worn out from what felt like a long year we’ve… Continue reading 2 Prayers to Propel You into Christmas & 2021

Growing from Grumbling to Gratitude

“Why do you have to continuously complain?” my husband uttered the question that cut right to the heart of the matter. I repeatedly complained about his bad breath when he would kiss me when coming home from work. He was right. Earlier that day I decided to be more grateful and somehow I missed that… Continue reading Growing from Grumbling to Gratitude

Why the Word ‘Temporary’ is Important

“It’s only temporary.” is the phrase He keeps saying. He says it to remind me, but probably to remind himself too. Every obstacle. Every bump in the road.  Blowing the converter in the RV breaker box, cleaning out disgusting dead mice, lightning leaving us with no electricity… My husband and I work 2 hours from… Continue reading Why the Word ‘Temporary’ is Important

How Our Past Can Point to Our Purpose

The door was closed so no one would know… My first experience with watching something I shouldn’t was when I was really young. The TV show at my aunt’s house was suggestive, but my young mind could still interpret what it was suggesting. I knew I should switch back to watching Care Bears. I pushed… Continue reading How Our Past Can Point to Our Purpose

How to Not Allow Your Emotions to Consume You: Part 3 of 3

Again it’s a mixture of hurt, anger, and insecurity. The consuming feeling I don’t belong is confirmed when I scroll on social media. FOMO is real, but so is introversion. Insecurity consols my emotions.  “You don’t belong. You are too shy.” I sit on the floor in silence. Fear of rejection is greater than my… Continue reading How to Not Allow Your Emotions to Consume You: Part 3 of 3

How to Not Allow Your Emotions To Consume You: Part 2 of 3

I woke up and instantly felt discomfort. I grabbed for my phone to google my aching symptoms. The morning AC felt extra cool. The coffee tasted extra bitter. I needed to know what was wrong with my body. This isn’t the first time I’ve diagnosed myself. When something feels wrong, I jump to find answers… Continue reading How to Not Allow Your Emotions To Consume You: Part 2 of 3

How to Not Allow Your Emotions Consume You: Part 1 of 3

I was 15. We finished performing our play. Back on the bus, we could pull out our phones. I smiled when I saw the notification. My heart sank as I swiped to read the message. Hot tears could not stop streaming down my face. Excitement for Chick Fil A continued to buzz around me. But… Continue reading How to Not Allow Your Emotions Consume You: Part 1 of 3

A Pandemic Doesn’t Prohibit God’s Prosperous Plans

There wasn’t a pandemic when I graduated in 2018, but I experienced a halt in my plans due to external, as well as internal, factors. I planned to go to Peru, with a group of strangers, the week after I graduated for a mission trip. That is, until I sought counsel from my parents which… Continue reading A Pandemic Doesn’t Prohibit God’s Prosperous Plans

How to Swap Stress for Stillness

Do you put a lot on yourself? Does life thrust undesirable circumstances on you? Whatever is the cause of your stress, know you are not alone. I’ve had my fair share of periods of stress. I’ve learned a lot in those (mostly) self-inflicted seasons of busyness: Trying harder only leads to burn outNo one is… Continue reading How to Swap Stress for Stillness