Community · Fun

Fun Fact Friday [Part Two]: To Know and Be Known

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

Community · Encouragement

Fun Fact Friday: A Little Something You Might Not Know!

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!

Announcement · Community · SowKind Movement

Sowkind One-Day Retreat

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

Encouragement · Faith · Hope · moment of truth monday

Moment of Truth Monday: Settling for Substitutes

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

Encouragement · Hope · wisdom

Monday Motivation for Anyone Feeling Stuck

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

Encouragement · Hope · wisdom

Long Game Strategy: Hold on to Hope

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

Encouragement · wisdom

Note to Self–You Work FROM Approval

So much of my life has been sitting in the waiting room. Waiting for an opportunity. Waiting for affirmation. Waiting for acknowledgement. Waiting for permission to begin. I was stuck because I thought my gift of teaching and writing would be used in a particular context. I waited and waited for a green light in…… Continue reading Note to Self–You Work FROM Approval

Encouragement · wisdom

Note to Self–Live Wholeheartedly

Real talk. ➡ Summer social media posts have taken me out in the past. Seeing the amazing vacations and daily adventures of others has sparked envy that quickly turned to dissatisfaction with my own life. Do you know what I am talking about? It is funny how our instinct to compare surfaces without an invitation.…… Continue reading Note to Self–Live Wholeheartedly

Encouragement · Hope · wisdom

Thoughtful Thursday–It’s OKAY to Relax

To the person who has been holding your breath–it is okay to relax. Maybe you’ve been waiting for the other shoe to drop or the next storm to hit. Truth is–trouble will come, but what might happen if you reframe your outlook? Lean in and consider another way to look at your life. It’s not…… Continue reading Thoughtful Thursday–It’s OKAY to Relax

Announcement · Community · Faith

Reflect, Reveal, Receive, Redeem Women’s Retreat Announcement

I am excited to offer Reflect, Reveal, Receive, and Redeem, a retreat for women. We will gather at Riven Rock Ranch in Comfort, Texas June 24th-26th to experience the beauty of the Hill Country and the gift of connection and rest. We will dig into the Word, connect in small groups, and engage in quiet…… Continue reading Reflect, Reveal, Receive, Redeem Women’s Retreat Announcement