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

What is Our Purpose?

If you read my high school journals, you’d know that I constantly struggled with the question: what is my purpose? To me, purpose was confusing and something that I had to figure out. I struggled with who I was and what I was supposed to do. (Who hasn’t asked themselves those when growing up?) I… Continue reading What is Our Purpose?

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

How Does The Cross Change My Identity

The symbol of easter is a cross. Yes, it used to stand for death, but now it means more. “Then Jesus said to his disciples, “If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.” (Matthew 16:24) The cross means we have the choice to accept the… Continue reading How Does The Cross Change My Identity

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

3 Ways To Get Rid Of Your Road Rage

My husband is the sweetest. Until someone cuts him off while driving. I always feel safe with my husband except on the road sometimes. Don’t get me wrong, his driving is great. It’s his road rage that has my eyes widening. I define road rage as getting angry with someone else’s driving. This doesn’t always… Continue reading 3 Ways To Get Rid Of Your Road Rage