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

Encouragement · Hope · wisdom

Confessions of a Control Freak

Do you crave control? If your answer is yes, you are not alone. Although unpopular, my guess is that many people wrestle with a need for control. If we used the word order instead of control, I suspect all the hands in the room would go up. Order seems to be instinctive—maybe it does not…… Continue reading Confessions of a Control Freak

Encouragement · Faith · wisdom

Find a Reasonable Rhythm

Whales intrigue me. Their behaviors and instincts fascinate me because they create amazing backdrops for life lessons. Whales follow a specific pattern [a rhythm, if you will] that I would like to emulate. Whales feed in the cold waters of Alaska before making a six-week journey to Hawaii to mate, rest, and give birth. It…… Continue reading Find a Reasonable Rhythm

Encouragement · Kindness · SowKind Movement · Uncategorized

World Kindness Day: An Interview with Beth Walker

Today is World Kindness Day–a global awareness day celebrating compassion and kindness. Kindness is not just a trend; it is a way of life. For believers, it is also a fruit of the spirit. In a world of so much pain and loneliness, why wouldn’t we choose kindness? From a sincere belief that when we…… Continue reading World Kindness Day: An Interview with Beth Walker

Encouragement · Healing · wisdom

Lint Screen Lesson and Choosing Healing

I reached in attempting to remove the bundle of lint gathered in the tight crevice below the lint screen holder. Although this wasn’t on my agenda, I just couldn’t turn a blind eye and walk away. The dryer’s lint screen was designed to be cleaned between loads of laundry, but even if you follow that…… Continue reading Lint Screen Lesson and Choosing Healing

Belief · Encouragement · Healing · Hope · wisdom

Unexpected Detours

Moab was everything we didn’t know to expect. We stood amazed at Arches and Canyonlands, found the most delicious eateries that catered to our many food allergies, and enjoyed several rainbow sightings and surrounding scenery. It always strikes me as odd that we love rainbows, but often begrudge the rain. I imagine it is because…… Continue reading Unexpected Detours

Encouragement · Love · wisdom

Step OUT of Fear and IN to Love

It was a move I had to make after being displaced from my teaching assignment. An unexpected life change deemed it necessary to return to work. Sitting in one of my interviews, I had a strong sense it was the school where I was being called. I have always viewed my profession as a calling.…… Continue reading Step OUT of Fear and IN to Love

Community · Encouragement · Kindness · wisdom

Work Experience: One Size Does NOT Fit All

Since it’s Labor Day, I thought I would share my work experience. This won’t be a chronological list of my employers, but it will be a glimpse into the heart of a woman working fulltime and raising children. Here’s the deal, I have worked most of my adult life. The majority of my early mothering…… Continue reading Work Experience: One Size Does NOT Fit All

Community · Encouragement · wisdom

Warning: Calculated Risks May Result in Connection

We sat in a confined space, lowered our voices, and shared intimate details about our individual journeys. A table was open next to us, and my germaphobe self hoped it would remain unoccupied. No only that, but there would be zero privacy if someone sat down. AND someone did sit down. I paid the person…… Continue reading Warning: Calculated Risks May Result in Connection