Raise your hand if you have been around here for a bit. If you been at the table for a minute, you know how much I love the Sowkind Movement, how I advocate for the Sowkind Nonprofit, and how it all got started. If you are new around here, welcome to the table! You can…… Continue reading The 2022 Sowkind Advent[ure] Has Begun!
Worth noun the value equivalent to that of someone or something under consideration; the level at which someone or something deserves to be valued or rated: “they had to listen to every piece of gossip and judge its worth” Worthy adjective having or showing the qualities or abilities that merit recognition in a specified way:…… Continue reading Worth Your Time: A Word on Worthiness
Favorite Things Gone By When I was still teaching elementary school, room moms always asked the teachers to provide a list of their favorite things. Man–I sure loved getting an unexpected vanilla coke with perfect ice for crunching. What a treat when someone goes out of their way to love on you with something they…… Continue reading Fun Fact Friday: A Few Favorites
Sometimes the only way to sort out and soothe my soul is to write. Today, as I write, Chris Stapleton’s song, “What Are You Listening To,” fills the space, and I cannot help but laugh at the irony. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_pPsmPFT4E Some of the things I have tuned my ear to listen to have caused so much…… Continue reading Soothed by Books and Mirrors
Do You Know More About a Stranger Than a Neighbor? Can you tell someone the name of a celebrity’s dog or favorite product, but you can’t tell that person the name of your neighbor or his dog? When we connect to the social world but disconnect from our real one, we run the risk of…… Continue reading Fun Fact Friday [Part Two]: To Know and Be Known
The Power of Story It is not uncommon to follow someone without ever getting to know them. In our social media world, we are often inclined to observe without engaging. I can absorb facts through a scroll that get me no closer to relationship–but temporarily dull the desire for connection. Do you feel that? The…… Continue reading Fun Fact Friday: A Little Something You Might Not Know!
What’s New for Sowkind? Most of you know that I started Sowkind as a hashtag movement back in 2018. The mission was simple, and I never imagined transitioning to an official nonprofit, but that is exactly what happened in August of 2021. Since then, we have had the privilege of expanding the original vision by…… Continue reading Sowkind One-Day Retreat
He says, “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.” Psalm 46:10 Be still, and know. That is counterintuitive to my fight or flight instinct. My natural response is to complain to others, hold someone accountable, and get people to see…… Continue reading Moment of Truth Monday: Settling for Substitutes
A cycle is a series of events that are regularly repeated in the same order. It is also known as a pattern. We get into them in our relationships, in the way we move our body, in our exercise habits, and the list goes on. Can you distinguish a healthy pattern from an unhealthy one?…… Continue reading Monday Motivation for Anyone Feeling Stuck
This has been a full year in our family. We have two college graduates with real jobs [GLORY], we gained a son-in-love [not pictured], we will have another licensed driver shortly, and we have a wedding next week to make our daughter-in-love official. Underneath all the celebration is a deep gratitude. We have walked through…… Continue reading Long Game Strategy: Hold on to Hope