Encouragement · moment of truth monday

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

Encouragement · moment of truth monday

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

Encouragement · moment of truth monday

Moment of Truth Monday

My experience with motorcycles is limited to one ride. My high school self thought it was ridiculously exciting to accept an opportunity for a short ride. While I don’t recall the specific details, you can be sure I eagerly hopped on without really knowing what to expect. The driver gave me a few pointers before…… Continue reading Moment of Truth Monday

Encouragement · Hope · moment of truth monday

Moment of Truth Monday

Change is good and difficult. Many things in my life right now are a mix of excitement and exhaustion. Transitions are often conduits of such tensions. When I find myself knee deep in tension, my first instinct is to get out as fast as humanly possible. My tendency to run is rooted in my desire…… Continue reading Moment of Truth Monday

Encouragement · moment of truth monday

Moment of Truth Monday

More often than I care to admit, I need a pep talk. It’s easy for me to calculate the losses in my life and fail to sit with the wins. I have always wanted to be a person whose starting point was gratitude. Since I know my tendency toward a half-empty outlook, pep talks are…… Continue reading Moment of Truth Monday

Encouragement · Sow Kind

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

Encouragement · moment of truth monday · Sow Kind

Moment of Truth Monday

Birthdays are important. It’s my personal practice to make much of my loved one’s birthdays. We have birthday traditions I suspect will live on if my children have families of their own. We have donuts and chocolate milk in the morning, blow out candles and open gifts in the morning, and speak words of encouragement…… Continue reading Moment of Truth Monday