I've said several goodbyes throughout my 30-some years of existence. I've said goodbye to friends after graduating high school. Goodbye to family as I leave for college. I've said goodbye to friends after graduating college. Goodbye as I've moved several times throughout three states. And I've said goodbye to loved ones after they have taken … Continue reading Saying Goodbye
YOU ARE ENOUGH. This short and sweet saying floats around pretty frequently, assuring us that we are enough. Many times we feel we're not good enough, pretty enough, strong enough, smart enough... We like the saying "You are enough" because it's like a pat on the back or a warm hug that reassures … Continue reading Are You Enough?
We've had a good run, but I'm breaking Up With Fall.
I've been reading quite a few articles lately about what is wrong with the church, why millennials aren't in the church, what's wrong with marriage and why young people aren't getting married, and so much of it is coming down to one word. Sex. Just a fair warning, I'm about to get really real with … Continue reading Sex and the Unmarried Christian
Think about what you know and believe about independence for a minute. Got it? Now throw it out. Forget it. Because what you believe to be independence is in fact NOT independence. I watched a TedTalk recently about minimalism. This minimalism stuff is cool. I have finished my 14-Day Quick Purge Challenge and it … Continue reading Independence Is A Myth
I am so excited to have been nominated as a Sunshine Blogger by Rachel at The Naptime Projects! Rachel blogs about motherhood and DIY projects. One of my favorite recent posts she has is Why Every Mom Needs a Hobby. SO WHAT IS THE SUNSHINE BLOGGER AWARD? The Sunshine Blogger Award is given to … Continue reading The Sunshine Blogger Award
Have you heard about these new pizza portals? I was listening to the radio the other day while driving home for my lunch break and they were talking about pizza portals. Sounds sci-fi, right? Sounds like a hole will open up in your living room or office and a pizza will appear. Well, that's kind … Continue reading Pizza Portals And Human Interaction
Several years ago when I just had the one child -- she was about 6 at the time -- I was struggling. Restless. Anxious. Eager to be doing something for God. I had ideas but time, energy, and lack of childcare were a hindrance. I felt useless. I cried often during this time. My heart … Continue reading The Calling of Motherhood
I am in a season of purging. I want it gone. All of it. There's just way too much stuff in this space. For me, and for many, stuff inhibits my creativity, my thinking, and my peace. It adds stress. It adds noise. And it creates more places for dust to land and more things … Continue reading My 2-Week Quick-Purge Challenge
It doesn't seem to matter how many car loads or how often I declutter to donate or sell, it ALWAYS seems to come back in. Not the exact same stuff, obviously, but stuff always comes back in. I'm sure this would be bad enough if it were just me (hello craft supplies!) but with two … Continue reading Minimalism: Having Less To Enjoy More