Community · Encouragement

Quarantine Chronicles 4.0 [Redefined]

Are we having fun yet? No, in fact, it is more likely we are busy comforting the falling apart version of ourselves and others. Quarantine is serving up a strange mix of just fine one minute and not fine the next. So much of my normal has been redefined. While that causes some suffering, I…… Continue reading Quarantine Chronicles 4.0 [Redefined]

Community · Encouragement · Hope

Breaking News: Peace is NOT Sold-Out

While communities scramble for rations of toilet paper and milk, everyday problems and matters of the heart have not let up. Suffering is showing up-business as usual. While taking care of one of our children post-surgery, we were presented with unexpected news and a decision that taxed our minds and labored our hearts. We grappled…… Continue reading Breaking News: Peace is NOT Sold-Out

Community · Encouragement · Hope

Refresh: A Monthly Worship Gathering

Is anyone else thankful for the arrival of February? Goodness. Because January didn’t play nice, I am eager for the Refresh gathering this month. What is Refresh? It is a once a month gathering designed for women who need a soul recharge. We worship, share encouragement through teaching, and spend time in prayer. It is…… Continue reading Refresh: A Monthly Worship Gathering

Encouragement · Sow Kind · SowKind Movement

#Sowkind Story Swap: Please Share!

My goal was to make kindness my dialect in 2019. I had some failed attempts, but the efforts that fell short were evidence of effort, and that’s progress. To close out this year, I’d love to share and hear some stories of kindness. Story swapping is a way to restore momentum by gaining new ideas…… Continue reading #Sowkind Story Swap: Please Share!

Encouragement · Letters from the Heart

“Letters from the Heart” That’s a Wrap!

Friends, Did you love the letters that were shared in this series? Goodness, I just couldn’t believe the tenderness and vulnerability each one offered. Amazing. A special thanks to all my amazing friends and family who courageously shared their words for this series. You have my heart FOREVER! Sometimes we just need someone else’s words…… Continue reading “Letters from the Heart” That’s a Wrap!

Community · moment of truth monday

Moment of Truth Monday [in May]

  Hey there, friend! I’m glad you are here. In fact, I’ve grown to love Mondays with you. You see the table in that photo? That’s where I sit every time I draft a post, and that mug [or whichever is clean at the time] is always full of my favorite tea. Did you know…… Continue reading Moment of Truth Monday [in May]

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Moment of Truth Monday

She stood in front of me fumbling through each screen. My silent frustration grew with every failed attempt. I just wanted to sign in, get my labs drawn, and get on with the rest of my day. This slowdown was unwelcome. Though the slowdown of an interruption is typically inconvenient, it’s often fertile learning ground.…… Continue reading Moment of Truth Monday

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Moment of Truth Monday

Though not a runner myself, some of the finest lessons I’ve learned have involved the determination of a runner. Running is a common metaphor for life, and I think it’s easy to understand why. Life is full of ups and downs, dips and turns, and only the individual can complete their journey. My youngest is…… Continue reading Moment of Truth Monday

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Moment of Truth Monday

Have you ever shown up somewhere you were invited only to be met with a sense of awkward surprise at your arrival? Maybe you were the new friend among old ones. Maybe you felt under or overdressed. No matter the circumstance, discomfort is not a fun. It does, however, tend to impact future decisions. On…… Continue reading Moment of Truth Monday