Random Somewhat Connected Thoughts on Keeping Calm


I could not find my 15-year-old son this morning. A wave of panic ran through me. He wasn't in his bed. He wasn't in the house. He wasn't responding to his phone. In a matter of seconds, my brain jumped to worse case scenarios. Would he have reason to run away? Had he been abducted? … Continue reading Random Somewhat Connected Thoughts on Keeping Calm

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I can talk myself out of friendship


I can talk myself out of friendship. I can fall heavy on the introvert side. I can tell myself I don't have time, or it will require too much, or it won't be what I need it to be. I hate to admit how many times I have allowed social anxiety to cancel plans. Earlier … Continue reading I can talk myself out of friendship

I am repenting


I am repenting against my previous attacks towards New Year's Resolutions. And of making fun of people who make them but can't make it past January 17. The irony is I am extremely goal oriented. But more of a broad sweeping 30,000 feet LeT's ChaNge The WOrld aNd DREam A Lot AnD DOn't HoLd Me … Continue reading I am repenting

Make Room For Good Things To Begin in The Nouns Of Your Life


Trust the Lord with our WHOLE heart and do not try to reason our way out of that place of safety and sanctuary.

I cannot remain politely out of the conversation.


I don't know how long I have put off writing this post. Maybe I was waiting for some elegant prose that would somehow not incite a riot. Maybe I was hoping there would be some semblance of reconciliation. But I was probably hiding. I need to say some things that a lot of people are … Continue reading I cannot remain politely out of the conversation.

Christmas Card Tips to Help Teen Moms


The art of letter writing and card sending needs to be revitalized with you! Check out a few of my tips on how you can use a simple Christmas Card to help teen moms.

6 Tips For Men In Perilous Times


The nervous giggle. The awkward non-hug. These are just a few indicators that our male counterparts have no idea how to maneuver through all the sexual misconduct cases emerging. This is a really important point in time. Women AND Men need to keep being brave and keep speaking the truth. However, we are starting to … Continue reading 6 Tips For Men In Perilous Times

Three Ways You Might Not Spend Money Today


This post may contain affiliate links. Please view my disclosure policy for more information. Recent days finds me without a regular income. It's temporary and doable. Robert and I decided 11 years ago to follow Dave Ramsey's advice and we are still debt free today. We have some breathing room during this season of one income. Robert is … Continue reading Three Ways You Might Not Spend Money Today

The Scale Says I Blew It


My personal trainer is Connor Brown at Push Pull Performance. Fridays and Mondays are my agreed upon weigh-in days.  You may note that Friday always follows Thanksgiving. This week that is rather unfortunate. The scale says I blew it. I knew 20 minutes into the feeding frenzy yesterday that I blew it. I wasn't enjoying … Continue reading The Scale Says I Blew It

My Christmas wish is that you don’t spit in the Thanksgiving dressing.


This post may contain affiliate links. Please view my disclosure policy for more information. We all know that Daylight Savings Time throws us all off for at least 6 months. Did you know that during this time science is telling us not only does Daylight Savings Time affect our sleep and moods but during this time there … Continue reading My Christmas wish is that you don’t spit in the Thanksgiving dressing.