Last year, I wrote a blog post about how twenty-eighteen was going to be the relationship year. I had never picked a word that I wanted to define my new year – something that I wanted to remember, focus on and pursue. But at the start of last year, relationships became of utmost value to… Continue reading Twenty-Nineteen: The Faithfulness Year
At the beginning of this year, I wrote about how I wanted 2018 to be the relationship year (see this blog post). I wrote about how I wanted to be active in cultivating my relationships with others – by listening actively, reaching out regularly, keeping my schedule clear, being generous with my time and money,… Continue reading 2018 – The Moments that Became Memories
On this tired, early morning when I began to make my bed, these words came to me: “You are enough for me, God.” And I instantly wanted them to be true, no matter how I felt throughout the day. You are enough for me, God. If all I ever get in life is what I… Continue reading He is More Than Enough
I wish someone had told me that grown-up girls shed a lot of tears in secret, wipe the mascara stains carefully from beneath their eyes, and emerge from behind closed doors with brave smiles on their faces. I also wish they had told me that it’s better to weep with someone who loves your soul,… Continue reading I Wish Someone Had Told Me
When I was in elementary school, I was homeschooled and played with dolls longer than I probably should have. I loved dressing up in costumes and making up stories and planning parties and personifying everything around me. When I was in high school, I played sports for one year, and after that, I chose to… Continue reading When You Feel Non-Traditional in a Traditional World
“We won’t be distracted by comparison if we are captivated with purpose.” ~Bob Goff Do you ever wish you could get a glimpse of the future? Maybe not every single detail of every year, but a quick peek at life in five or ten years? Sometimes I wish I could be given a tiny preview… Continue reading Is This Where You Wanted to Be?
Let me let you in on a little secret about myself: I hate conflict. I hate the feeling that someone is upset with me or that I’m upset with them. I hate having to think about confronting someone about said conflict. When I teach my students about conflict resolution, the first option on the chart… Continue reading Learning to Speak the Truth in Love