This image has popped up on my social media many times over the past few years. I always relate to it, but I find myself wanting to say more on this topic this morning. I have learned that it is vital to consider the other person’s point of view. And I don’t just mean on… Continue reading Consider the other side
Let me start by saying that I haven't found a single person who likes dealing with dog poop. It is messy and stinky and just no fun. Recently, my husband went away for a guy's weekend. I was holding down the fort alone, taking care of my two littles and our feisty dog. As I… Continue reading What I learned from dog poop…
I have been a theatre teacher, in some capacity, for the past fifteen years. Today, I scrolled through posts by my former co-workers at the school where I resigned mid-year, last year, due to my back issues. I had been there for seven years. The photos show groups of teachers having fun on a back-to-school… Continue reading Taking the first step
Today is a big day in our house. It is class assignment day. My daughter will finally find out who her first grade teacher will be for the year. She has been waiting in great anticipation the whole summer, just wanting to know what’s next for her. I can relate. I have been in a… Continue reading Embrace the Wait
What I’ve learned through personal struggle is—Change is tough. Yet, God can lead us to personal growth. We can strip away areas that hold us back. We can become better versions of ourselves.
Faith gives you the strength to say no to self doubt and helps you flip the coin on negative thoughts so you can reach for your dreams.
My daughter and I were talking this week about how our bodies are temples. We talked about all the ways to stay healthy. It was easy to say to her how important it is to “eat healthy” and “exercise” and not fill ourselves with “junk”. Yet, in the pit of my stomach, I felt sick. […]
I have had a lot on my mind lately. So much of my “comfortable” life has been changed. I no longer serve as drama teacher. I no longer can be “wife” and “mom” in the way I once was, at least not for the time being. I find it hard to know my “place” now. […]
One of the blessings of being a parent is seeing the world through the innocent eyes of children. My son just taught me a valuable lesson. Oh, how we take things for granted! He has been fascinated with how the electricity works ever since our power went out during recent storms. Just now, he went… Continue reading The Child Teaches the Parent
My dad died when I was seven months old. Growing up, I always looked to my older brothers as father figures. (They're 10 and 13 years older than me.) They have very different personalities so they serve different purposes as far as encouraging me. The younger of the two has always been the one I… Continue reading My little lesson
This is actually an email I sent to a friend, but I feel it describes my feelings so well. We all have our mountains to climb... Well, I made it through major surgery—lost two liters of blood and almost needed a blood transfusion, but luckily didn’t. I made it through the removal of two ribs… Continue reading I made it…
com·mu·ni·ty a feeling of fellowship with others, as a result of sharing common attitudes, interests, and goals. In the past, I have been guilty of isolating myself at times. As I welcome 2018, I'm glad to be surrounded by a supportive community. Whether it be my family, my small group at church, lifelong friends, or… Continue reading Don’t go it alone.