I’ve recently made the mistake of confusing laziness with stillness. While they may appear seemingly interchangeable, these terms are vastly different and hold contrasting levels of value. Laziness is noteworthy in it’s own way - vegging out on the couch and watching your favorite television show at the end of a day feels so good. … Continue reading The Work of Stillness
Your time is a valuable currency. People want more of it - a common thread around the world. But do we wish we had more of it or that we spent it differently? It’s a stressor - we are late, haven’t finished our assignment for work, left the chicken in the oven too long. Time … Continue reading Give Me A Minute
Traumatic encounters often lead to selfish perspectives - we project the notion that no one has it worse that us. We panic and fall into a manic state of hiding away anything that could benefit us in the near future. We look out for ourselves. Pouring out to others becomes an ignorant notion. But don’t … Continue reading Don’t Be A Hoarder
Step back, switch the camera lens, step to the other side, zoom out - a change in perspective can alter your worldview, but it takes committed action to get there. My husband and I committed to being off of social media for Lent & each day my eyes are opening wider and wider to the … Continue reading Virtually Real Life
Chastity and purity are not easy topics to cover, but Stephanie Arcadia has managed to discuss her personal journey in these areas with incredible grace in: A Renewed Spirit Within Me. In her own words: "Stephanie is an author and young adult speaker who travels to share her vulnerable ten-year journey from succumbing to hookup … Continue reading Book Review: A Renewed Spirit Within Me by Stephanie Arcadia
Did you know that for flowers to continue growing, you need to snap off the blooms that have withered up? I'm typing with dirt on my hands after doing that for multiple flowers around the yard. I used to be scared to remove those wilted buds..I thought if I snapped that stem, I'd kill the … Continue reading Oh Snap
I love this door. I love where it leads. It leads to my current home, my safe space. And in 3 months and 3 weeks, this door will lead to the first home my fiancé and I will share together, as husband & wife. Beyond this door is where I have been humbled like never … Continue reading Red Door, Blue Door.
I need to stop watching the news. It highlights so many negatives in our world, that I forget to soak up the blessings walking right by me. bless·ing /noun/ : a beneficial thing for which one is grateful; something that brings well-being. We are surrounded by blessings every single day. They are the silver lining … Continue reading Silver Lining’s Playbook
Communication is a art-form. No way around it. It will make or break your day, make or break any relationship & alter the way you view a person. Communication was not an area I thrived in growing up; I was awkward, kind of formal, and had far too much attitude with my parents. My dad … Continue reading You Talkin’ To Me?