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 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?
In October, it will be five years ago that I left all that I knew in New England and moved to TN. To say that first year was hard would be an understatement. My first apartment saw many tears. I didn’t feel brave. I felt the furthest thing from it. God used that time to … More Oh, So Lonely…God Where Are You?
Kindness. Love. Helpful. Encouraging. When was the last time someone was kind or helpful towards you? Can you pinpoint an exact instance recently? Have you showed kindness and love to those around you lately? Depending on the situation, it can be easy to try and justify why we don’t have to smile at everyone … More Kindness Confetti
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
Fear. A word and feeling that can totally strangle us if we let it. Fear can keep us from becoming world changers. It can keep us from stepping out of our comfort zones. It can keep us from reaching our goals. It can also keep us from making some of the best memories possible. A few … More Letting The Fear Go & Showing Up Anyway
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