Happy First Day of Summer! If you have a Dairy Queen near you, make sure to grab your free ice cream cone today, if you haven’t already! When I think of summer I think of the beach, smores, lightning bugs, warm weather, being carefree, etc. I loved summer growing up in New England. My family … More Showing Up this Summer
It’s amazing how we can let fear cripple us. When I began following Hearts of Gold Magazine on Instagram, I thought that there was no way that my writing would ever be good enough for them to want or use. Thankfully, they seem to like the words that God has given me to write because they … More Be the Change – Guest Post
“It’s raining. It’s pouring. The old man is snoring…” This morning, as the rain was sprinkling, I headed to my car with my umbrella in my hand, but the umbrella wasn’t open. It was just sprinkling and I walk fast, so I didn’t think I really needed an umbrella for the short walk. I might have … More Open Your Umbrella
I’m scared. A friend is in the military and in about a month, he will find out if he will be going to a potentially unsafe place for awhile. My friend is hoping and praying that if it’s God’s will, he will go. He asked me to pray multiple times. While I have been praying, I’m also scared … More What If?
STOP! Stop what you are doing right now. Stop scrolling through everyone’s highlight reel. Stop comparing your certain situation to other’s accomplishments. Why torture yourself, when you know it won’t do you any good? Put the phone down and live life. Embrace the moments that leave you in awe, embrace the moments that make you … More Stop!
Have you ever been inexplicably happy? So happy that you can’t stop smiling? This was me not too long ago. After having a great talk with God before work, I checked my email to some very good news and went to cloud 9 for the morning. A few hours later, I received a phone call … More Negativity Has No Place Here
I don’t know about you, but sometimes my mind loves to go on rabbit trails. Rabbit trails that can last for hours. Rabbit trails that can range from King Henry VIII’s wives to how cashews grow and everything in between. (But, seriously, have you seen how cashews grow?) I can plop down onto my couch with the greatest … More Eating the Bread of Idleness
Has your mind ever been completely consumed? Consumed to the point where you can hardly think about anything else? This was me last week. My mind was completely consumed with something to the point where it was hard to think about other things for a sustained period of time. I don’t know if this ever … More Who’s in First Place?
“Well, that’s cute…” I thought this to myself as I was walking on the treadmill and noticing an older gentleman on a stationary bike in front of me at the gym. He was riding the bike at a slow but steady pace, moving his arms almost like he was dancing. After a while, I finally looked … More Keep Pressing On
“Well, this is going to take forever…” My friend and I said in unison, as we stepped off the elevator in the parking garage. As we headed to the car, we could see bumper to bumper traffic. We knew it would be awhile before we would be headed back home. We got into the car … More Being Kind Amidst Traffic