Encouragement · wisdom

Wisdom in the Weeds: Exercise Integrity

My relationship with exercise has always been fickle. The treadmill might be a top priority for 2 days, but then I keep my distance for 2 weeks. I wish I was exaggerating. I assure you, I am not. During my senior year in high school, I was in “contract PE.” We created an agreement that…… Continue reading Wisdom in the Weeds: Exercise Integrity

Encouragement · wisdom

Wednesday Wisdom: Let it Unfold

Her words hung in the air between us and lingered in my mind long after the appointment ended. Not only had I never considered the practice, I was not even sure I knew how to proceed. Let it unfold. She said it was a common saying and practice in her culture, and she was perfectly…… Continue reading Wednesday Wisdom: Let it Unfold

Encouragement · Sow Kind

Words that Help: Being Little without Feeling Little

Shame is heavy and suffocating with invisible chains that keep the prisoner from moving in to a place of peace. My former pastor defines shame memorably saying, “Guilt says you did something wrong. Shame says you ARE something wrong.” You are something wrong. Have you ever entertained that thought? Over the years, shame about choices…… Continue reading Words that Help: Being Little without Feeling Little

Community · Sow Kind · SowKind Movement

Kindness: Offer What You Have

The heat was suffocating. Signs warned hikers to avoid the climb during midday. It was exactly that time when we started. With water in hand, we set off on the trail. Please note my face about hiking in the middle of the day [after we finished hiking IN THE MIDDLE OF THE DAY! Also note…… Continue reading Kindness: Offer What You Have

Community · Uncategorized

Something New: A Local Collaborative Opportunity

Are you a creative struggling to carry an idea to fruition? Do you long for a group that can give you honest feedback, share strategies, and support your work? Would you like to have meaningful collaborations with others who are pursuing similar goals? Maybe you are running to the same people for feedback and encouragement,…… Continue reading Something New: A Local Collaborative Opportunity

Encouragement · Hope

Quarantine Chronicles 10.0

Are you confused or conflicted within the constraints of our current cultural climate? What started as an extended Spring Break has turned into a chaotic hibernation isolation. Entertaining doubt, exploring controversies, and engaging in heated debates have become the pillars of an ordinary day. Weary feels understated for the current condition of my soul. Layers…… Continue reading Quarantine Chronicles 10.0

Encouragement · Kindness · Sow Kind · SowKind Movement

Choose Words Wisely

Words can be weapons, but they can also dismantle misperceptions and falsehood. Words can eradicate hope, but they can also interrupt fear. Words can knock the wind out of you, but they can also breathe life and courage into dry bones. Choosing words wisely is the essence of good stewardship. When you do not feel…… Continue reading Choose Words Wisely

Grace · Kindness · Sow Kind

#Sowkind in all Seasons

Reasons we unfriend and disengage… *She said too much. *He didn’t say enough. *She went off script and didn’t behave as expected. *He left your church or group. *She challenged your thinking. *He misquoted a reference. *She used a four letter word in a passionate post. *He doesn’t vote like you. *She is too emotional.…… Continue reading #Sowkind in all Seasons

Community · Healing

Quarantine Chronicles 9.0

Twice during shelter-in-place orders, I have been overwhelmed with sorrow. Two times I have been confronted by the unnecessary snuffing out of lives. I know there are more stories, more names, more tragedies. Twice is merely the tip of the iceberg. While the danger of a virus that has taken an excessive amount of lives…… Continue reading Quarantine Chronicles 9.0