Encouragement

Does Size Really Matter?

Size has been a point of conversation my entire life. It is not a topic I’ve initiated or enjoyed, but mere dislike of a subject doesn’t keep it at bay [unfortunately]. In elementary school, I was often “volun-told” to crawl under the bathroom stall and unlock the door. Not only does my current germaphobe self…… Continue reading Does Size Really Matter?

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Moment of Truth Monday

For anyone who has taken a blow or is standing with the pieces of broken dreams in your hands, you are especially on my heart today.   Seniors Eighth graders Kinder parents All students Brides Grooms Parents Unemployed Financially stressed Business owners School leaders Bereaved   Hope will emerge amidst the rubble. It’s a matter…… Continue reading Moment of Truth Monday

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Moment of Truth Monday

If given the option, I would defer to the easy path and avoid the messy middle. Pain is not appealing when comfort is available. My guess is that you would lean the same direction. We are living in a time when we have no choice but to be encircled by the unexpected. Expect the unexpected…… Continue reading Moment of Truth Monday

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Moment of Truth Monday-Shareable Graphic

Friends, It’s been a long time since I shared a Moment of Truth Monday post. Today seemed like a good day to drop an encouraging graphic for you to consider for yourself and share with someone who might need to hear it. As you start off your week of work, studying, volunteering, grieving, or whatever…… Continue reading Moment of Truth Monday-Shareable Graphic

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Moment of Truth Monday

We walked to school every day. That was the perk of living 3 blocks away and having older sisters. We loved walking with our neighbor friends and chattering as young girls would. One day, everything changed. Fear entered the routine and threatened our innocence. Both the driver and the car were unfamiliar. Living in a…… Continue reading Moment of Truth Monday

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Moment of Truth Monday

Staring out the window, more than 10,000 feet above ground, my mind rehearsed the memories of the weekend. From the familiarity of the swim/dive meet to the snowflakes that surprised me, the details of the visit delighted my senses. While I love the familiar, I do crave a sprinkle of surprise in the mix of…… 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

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Moment of Truth Monday

Growing up, I hated having a summer birthday. My displeasure was rooted in the inability to have my classmates enjoy special treats, sing to me, and come to my birthday party. Getting people together for a summer birthday is comparable to herding cats. [And all the summer birthdays said amen!] While most children celebrated the…… Continue reading Moment of Truth Monday

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Moment of Truth Monday

I am a bit sensitive when it comes to names. Pronouncing names right is important to me. If you grew up with my name, you might understand why. Since you didn’t, let me offer you a peek into my backstory. Growing up, I was the only Alyssa in my class, school, church, neighborhood, etc. I…… Continue reading Moment of Truth Monday

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Moment of Truth Monday

Before my dreams of being a lawyer, I wanted to be a singer. I had all the heart and zero stage fright. Forget that my “stage” was in an empty church. As a child, those details were inconsequential. Desire trumped rational. [Spoiler alert: I did not become a performer or a lawyer, but they were…… Continue reading Moment of Truth Monday