This scripture has graced the chalkboard above my kitchen sink for over a month. I usually rotate the scripture more often, but the last couple weeks has been emotionally and spiritually stressful, and left me feeling a bit misunderstood, misjudged, and like I woke up on the wrong side of the bed. I’m fighting … More Dish Duty
Hey you guys! It’s good to be back. I took a technology break, and it did my brain well. I have been burning out lately, and I realize that I need to find a happy medium between time online with writing, answering emails, and messages, and living life. I was beginning to feel constant … More Aloha Ohana
Sometimes being a Christian is really annoyingly and aggravatingly hard. In these moments, we make a decision. Whether it’s one small instance of challenge, or in every way we respond to and take care of the needs of others…we are asking ourselves, “God’s way, or my way?” God’s way bears fruit, but the way of … More It’s the little things.
When I was 13, I took a repelling class at church camp. I’m naturally adventurous and used to be a teeny bit of an adrenaline junky before my body disintegrated. I thought a repelling class would be a piece of cake. We went to a 40 foot water tower, geared up, and started. When it … More White Knuckled Grip
“You have a big hole in your pants, and I can see your cheek.” We were at a wedding a couple weeks ago, and my friend had just whispered this into my ear, from behind me. I instinctively reached back and Oh sweetness! Where is the nearest bush? I’m swan diving into it. I … More I see London, I see France
God closes doors sometimes. The trick is, not hanging on so tight, you get your fingers caught in the door. When I graduated high school, I had a plan. I was an art major, and I had 3 different scholarships towards that goal. I was going to work towards being a high school art teacher. … More Check yourself before you wreck yourself.
I ran myself ragged the last few weeks. We’ve had a lot going on, as I’m sure most of you do. We’ve had family in from out of town, which was wonderful, but my body needs recoup time from being out and about, and I didn’t allow myself time to recover. My time with … More He did it first.
I was in the thick of a conflict with an employee from my children’s school. It wasn’t any of their teachers, it was a unique situation. I don’t want to reveal too much detail, so I can preserve this person’s identity. After 4 meetings, each one building in intensity, unpleasantries, and personnel presence, we just … More Can I use your eraser?
God’s “will,” sounds so much more graceful, when it looks and feels like success and rest. In my own life, I find it often looks drastically different. So many times my heart dreams of big things and great triumph, but the reality is that we have to fight to grow. We have to face hardship … More Fly Like An Eagle
In the day and age where self love is taught in every self help book and fitness class and psychologist’s office, there is a truth that is hard to swallow. Loving yourself won’t fix your problems. Problems are in every life on this planet. In fact, loving God, won’t keep you from running into problems … More Only jerks use fear tactics