the ME I don’t want to be

There is a version of me that I do not want to be. Several, to be honest. The me I like least is anxious me. I obsess. I over-analyze. I over-empathize. I am overly-afraid. I over-share. Over-burden others. I get overly frustrated. And on the list goes... I do not like this me. This me … Continue reading the ME I don’t want to be

The Ministry of the Outdoors

I am a two on the Enneagram and have discovered that I am highly affected by my environment. The past weeks... well actually months of world-wide turmoil have weighed heavy on my heart and mind. Prior to this year I learned to be selective of which of the world's burdens I let in in an … Continue reading The Ministry of the Outdoors

Some of my Favorite Published Pieces

Over the past few years I've had the chance to write for Crosswalk and a few other great websites. While I love meeting the challenge of writing to a prompt, a few of these articles stand out as really have being my heart on paper. I wanted to create a list to bookmark the ones … Continue reading Some of my Favorite Published Pieces

About the Pandemic.

I've resisted writing about the current moment because I'm very confused about how I'm feeling. I think we all are tangled up in a mix of gratitude, guilt, grief, and growing anxiety.  This is a massive disruption in our normals and it takes time to understand what we are currently living.  I feel like I've … Continue reading About the Pandemic.

Foster Care Reflections: Saying Goodbye

We knew this day was coming... from day one we knew our girl wouldn't stay.  Our role for her was a temporary sanctuary for a family in crisis.  They just needed time to regroup but not for one moment did I doubt their love and devotion to their daughter. Today was that day...  The day … Continue reading Foster Care Reflections: Saying Goodbye

Suddenly Homeschooling? a few tips

We are on our 3rd year of homeschooling and years ago I also taught in the public school system.  I love seeing the pictures posted of the many new homeschoolers online.  It seems like people are embracing their new role as primary educator of their children (which as a former teacher is great news! parents … Continue reading Suddenly Homeschooling? a few tips

Thirty-Three

I started the practice of writing a reflection with each birthday for me and maybe my kids one day (if they happen to care about such a thing).  I just turned 33 so here is this year in review. 33. Another year of life, a great gift.  This past year has been one filled with … Continue reading Thirty-Three

Thoughts.

Warning, this is just going to a quick word vomit because time is in short supply and my brain is being pulled to its edges.  I wanted though to try to take a moment to reflect on and sort out some of the emotions the past few days have brought into our lives. Wednesday we … Continue reading Thoughts.

Lessons from my Friends…

This week I have been an absolute GRUMP and while I see it, I just haven't been able to shake it. Graciously, the ones who know me, have patiently listened as I grumbled through this week and gently offered me sweet nuggets of wisdom to help push back the crap my mind has been caught … Continue reading Lessons from my Friends…

Simple & Committed

I'm a little behind in this post, New Year's has passed and I'm just getting around to writing about what I feel my focus should be...but that's how it goes. When I sat to reflect on what I wanted to be mindful of as I embark on a new calendar year, two words came brightly … Continue reading Simple & Committed