Encouragement · wisdom

Wisdom in the Weeds: Exercise Integrity

My relationship with exercise has always been fickle. The treadmill might be a top priority for 2 days, but then I keep my distance for 2 weeks. I wish I was exaggerating. I assure you, I am not. During my senior year in high school, I was in “contract PE.” We created an agreement that…… Continue reading Wisdom in the Weeds: Exercise Integrity

Encouragement · wisdom

Wednesday Wisdom: Let it Unfold

Her words hung in the air between us and lingered in my mind long after the appointment ended. Not only had I never considered the practice, I was not even sure I knew how to proceed. Let it unfold. She said it was a common saying and practice in her culture, and she was perfectly…… Continue reading Wednesday Wisdom: Let it Unfold

Encouragement · Sow Kind

Words that Help: Being Little without Feeling Little

Shame is heavy and suffocating with invisible chains that keep the prisoner from moving in to a place of peace. My former pastor defines shame memorably saying, “Guilt says you did something wrong. Shame says you ARE something wrong.” You are something wrong. Have you ever entertained that thought? Over the years, shame about choices…… Continue reading Words that Help: Being Little without Feeling Little

Encouragement · Hope

Quarantine Chronicles 10.0

Are you confused or conflicted within the constraints of our current cultural climate? What started as an extended Spring Break has turned into a chaotic hibernation isolation. Entertaining doubt, exploring controversies, and engaging in heated debates have become the pillars of an ordinary day. Weary feels understated for the current condition of my soul. Layers…… Continue reading Quarantine Chronicles 10.0

Encouragement · Kindness · Sow Kind · SowKind Movement

Choose Words Wisely

Words can be weapons, but they can also dismantle misperceptions and falsehood. Words can eradicate hope, but they can also interrupt fear. Words can knock the wind out of you, but they can also breathe life and courage into dry bones. Choosing words wisely is the essence of good stewardship. When you do not feel…… Continue reading Choose Words Wisely

Encouragement · Hope

Quarantine Chronicles 8.0 [Hoarding]

We have witnessed our fair share of hoarding during quarantine. It started with toilet paper and hand sanitizer, but it did not take long for canned goods and meat to be added to the list of “hard to find” items. The nation responded with a mix of irritation and justification. If you had the sacred…… Continue reading Quarantine Chronicles 8.0 [Hoarding]

Encouragement · Hope

Quarantine Chronicles 6.0

Remember 1,000 days ago when people started doing puzzles and home projects? Remember when we were side-eyeing everyone to see how we were supposed to endure the shelter-in-place status? Remember when people were sprinkling sentences with phrases like “extra” and “free” time?   Some of you still have a strong puzzle game. Some have lost…… Continue reading Quarantine Chronicles 6.0