Encouragement · Faith · wisdom

Worth Your Time: A Word on Worthiness

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

Encouragement · Healing · Hope · wisdom

Soothed by Books and Mirrors

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

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!

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

Encouragement · wisdom

How do you Measure Success?

When I was young, I loved wearing my mother’s boots around the house. They were a light leather mid-calf boot, and I thought they were AMAZING. Every time I tried them on, I hoped they would finally fit. Although I never got to wear those bad boys to elementary school, I felt grown up and…… Continue reading How do you Measure Success?