STEPPING INTO SPRING

Spring has three sides where I live. Early spring, second winter, and actual spring. Right now we are toggling between early spring and second winter in which every day is a different season, which means my brain is going from optimistic and energized to sluggish and sleepy every other day. Life is a lot like…

A NEW YEAR RUT

Everyone loves a new beginning and a fresh start. Even though we are tired on a Monday, part of us is excited to begin again, push the past week behind us and start over. I love celebrating the beginning of every new month. There is something special and exciting to look forward to every month…

DON’T LET AN ELECTION DIVIDE YOU

Today, Election Day is only four days away. For a lot of Americans, we’ve already sent off our ballots, dropped off our ballots, or waited in early voting lines. Down nearly every street (especially mine) there are signs in which people are declaring who they voted for and what they believe and it seems that…

FINDING GOD IN THE DARK SPACES

The number one question we have when we see something or experience something terrible is typically, “Why, God?” It is hard to understand why bad things happen… especially when they happen to you or someone you love. I personally find it more difficult to reach towards God when the hard things happen than when the…

A SPIRITUAL DETOX

So, it’s been a minute. I’m sitting at my computer and still managing to struggle with what to say even though I haven’t written in a month and I’m super excited to get back at it. This year has been tough on everyone and I have not been exempt. I feel like now more than…

BEAUTY EVEN IN MOURNING

Boy, have I got a TREAT for you today. My best friend wrote an amazing blog post that I just know is going to fill you all with some faith and peace. Lydia and I have been friends longer than we can count on our hands. She’s more than a friend, but a sister. I…

FOR THOSE WITHOUT AN EARTHLY FATHER

I don’t think it’s really a secret that Mother’s Day and Father’s Day are a difficult day for many. However, growing up with two parents in the home, I never could comprehend what that would be like. But the older I get, the more I start to understand. I have met so many people with…

WHERE DO WE START?

Our world is hurting and it’s no secret that it’s been hurting for a long time. I feel like I can’t have this small platform and not say something. If you’ve been following me for awhile, you know it’s not a secret that I’m a feminist (if ya don’t, hi, hello, yes I used the…

THE GUM AT THE BOTTOM OF MY PURSE

Here’s something you should know about me: I love everything to be clean, tidy, and orderly, but I really do not like cleaning. Cleaning for me is not a calming feeling… it’s the reward I get after. Kind of like working out, right? And honestly, like a lot of things. We all tend to hate…

FOR THE YOUNG MOMS

So, obviously, I am not a mom. With Mother’s Day just a few days away, I wanted this week’s post to be there for those of you young moms who I know are going through the ringer right now. Having young children, teaching these kids, and likely working at the same time… you ladies are…

123