Current Events · Daily Living · Relationship

If Everything is Extreme, Then Nothing is Extreme

Do you ever get extremely annoyed by the extremes to which extremists overuse the word “extreme”? In our current cultural rhetoric, it seems like any time something happens that the other side doesn’t like, it’s blamed on “the extreme right” or “the extreme left.” Do the extreme right and extreme left exist? Yes, unfortunately they… Continue reading If Everything is Extreme, Then Nothing is Extreme

Daily Living · Relationship · Whispers of Faith

Make the World a Little More Beautiful

“I don’t want to save the world,” she whispered, “I just want to make it a little more beautiful.” “Well, isn’t that cliché?” the cynic might ask in response. “Doesn’t she know about all the hurt and pain going on in the world right now? How could making a little part of the world more… Continue reading Make the World a Little More Beautiful

Dating · Men · Relationship · Singleness · Women

Five Questions to Consider Before Dating Someone

“Should you tell a guy that you like him?” “What were some of your concerns about that guy’s character?” “He told me how he felt about me. Do you think we should start dating?” My conversations about dating range from lunch-time conversations with my 8th-grade girls to coffeeshop meetups with college girls to late night… Continue reading Five Questions to Consider Before Dating Someone

Grieving · Poetry · Relationship

You Gave My Wings Strength to Soar Again

The last year at my old school – the year when Covid struck – our counselor gave us the beautiful theme of “Together we rise.” Earlier in the year before the shutdown happened, every student in the school painted a feather, which she then assembled into giant multi-colored wings which were put on display in… Continue reading You Gave My Wings Strength to Soar Again

Daily Living · Relationship

The Secret, Inner Life of the Human Experience

I found this quote on Pinterest one time that said, “Stop for just one second. Think about all the people you’ve secretly had a crush on. All the people you’ve found attractive, but never said anything to. Every stranger you’ve temporarily fallen in love with on public transportation. All the people you’ve dreamt of and… Continue reading The Secret, Inner Life of the Human Experience

Current Events · Daily Living · Relationship

Seeking an Educated Mind Instead of Emotional Reactions

Our nation is in a fragile state right now. The amount of anger, hate, destruction, hurt, and controversy swirling around is unlike anything I’ve seen in my adult lifetime. It scares me, saddens me, and burdens my heart when I feel helpless to do anything about it. In reality what we all need most is… Continue reading Seeking an Educated Mind Instead of Emotional Reactions