Encouragement · Hope · wisdom

Note to Self: Reminders we ALL Need

Whenever I sit down to write, I think about all the things that have been swirling in my head. As an enneagram one, the things swirling in my head are MANY. I consider and reconsider everything I say, everything someone said to me, every action taken, every decision of inaction, and on and on. The…… Continue reading Note to Self: Reminders we ALL Need

Encouragement · Hope · wisdom

Taking Matters Into My Own Hands

Recently, I was invited into a circle of suffering. Most of us prefer an invitation to a celebration, but there is something sacred to be found in the space of suffering. Our deep need for connection is realized in the most tender seasons of our lives. As I sat and looked around the room, I…… Continue reading Taking Matters Into My Own Hands

Encouragement · Faith · Hope · wisdom

Bent Low to Stand Tall: A Strange Way to Save Us

Unexpected storms offer fertile soil for insight and breakthrough. Although we were on Spring Break, we knew snow was a distinct possibility, so waking up to a blanket of white was a welcomed surprise. Boundaries once created with the silhouette of hedges, were now transformed by the layer of fresh snow. The pathway to our…… Continue reading Bent Low to Stand Tall: A Strange Way to Save Us

Community · Healing · Kindness · Sow Kind · SowKind Movement

Sowkind Growth Workshop Registration

Sowkind Growth Workshops The Sowkind Nonprofit [a passion of my heart] offers Growth Workshops as a way of acknowledging that kindness is both an internal and external expression. Growth Workshop participants are invited to turn kindness inward through reflection, evaluation, and healing as a means of extending kindness outwardly. Mindsets and faith are the bedrock…… Continue reading Sowkind Growth Workshop Registration

Community · Encouragement · Faith

Table Talk Podcast: New Episode Available

New Podcast Episode Alert! This morning, a new episode of Table Talk: A Place to Gather, Guide & Go is available! Table Talk: A Place to Gather, Guide, and Go explores the value and necessity of community. My friend, Jill Dobrowansky, and I became fast friends in an online writing group, and we started dreaming…… Continue reading Table Talk Podcast: New Episode Available

Encouragement · Faith · Healing · Hope · wisdom

The Impact of Perspective

The experiences in our lives–both good and bad–serve as mile markers along our journey–they are not THE destination, but they point us toward our destination. Our successes and abilities are not the sum of our hope, identity, or purpose. If we make any of these mile marker experiences our final destination, our identity is negotiated.…… Continue reading The Impact of Perspective

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Simple Strategies to Elevate your Writing

Do you want to elevate your writing, but you don’t know where to start? Do you wish you had a strategy to add to your toolbox AND improve the quality of your writing? I used to teach my high school students this lesson, and it lifted the quality of the writing they produced. The job…… Continue reading Simple Strategies to Elevate your Writing

Encouragement

Suggestions for Avoiding Soul Fatigue

Taking a Pulse on Your Spirit Do you find yourself losing steam after a strong start in the new year? Is your spirit weary and your resolve waning? Hitting a spot of soul fatigue is not unusual. Most of us have great gusto when the calendar is wide open and the possibilities seem endless. But…… Continue reading Suggestions for Avoiding Soul Fatigue

Encouragement · Faith · Healing · moment of truth monday · wisdom

Moment of Truth Monday: Worthiness and Faith

Most of my life, I have struggled with worthiness. I have lived with a silent fear of missing out and not measuring up. From this fractured, false foundation, I attempted to earn my way into the heart of others and God.Just saying that sounds absurd, but when I look at my behaviors and decisions over…… Continue reading Moment of Truth Monday: Worthiness and Faith