At times, it appears my fire has burned out. The weight of my circumstances has snuffed it out completely and only darkness remains. Smoke circles me like a an unwanted fog, hindering my clear view, choking me, and confusing matters. Defeat has become my captor. But then I feel it, hard to notice at first—the… Continue reading Out of the Darkness
When I lived in Seattle years ago, I had a dear friend who went to the gym daily. I admit, I often tried to talk her out of going ‘just once’ so we could spend time together doing this or that. She explained that it was a necessity for her. It helped battle her anxiety… Continue reading A Little Self-Care, Please
I have been thinking a lot about Peter’s denial of Jesus. I can relate to what drove Peter to the three denials before the rooster’s crow. Fear. He was afraid of being persecuted by those who believed differently than he did. I may not be facing a threat to my life like Peter, but I… Continue reading Before the Rooster’s Crow
Lately, I have been swayed by whispers of the enemy. I have been stuck in my head, thoughts swirling, looking for answers to difficult questions within myself alone. It is a fool's errand, and I have been stalled. In the words of Lauren Daigle, I need to tell myself to "Look Up, Child". What I… Continue reading Getting Back to Grace
Y’all, I’m tired. I keep searching for uplifting words to share, but I’m physically spent. With continuing to heal from back surgery (now without the brace), enduring kidney stones, suffering through a stomach bug and now fighting off a flu-like virus, I’m worn down. But, thankfully, I’m not worn out. And, thankfully, there are people… Continue reading Remember by Lauren Daigle
I cannot tell you how many times I have listened to Lauren Daigle’s new song, “You Say”. It is my daily go-to. It speaks to me, as it does to many Christians. It serves as a reminder of how God sees us, especially when we struggle with our own self-perceptions. “You say I am loved...… Continue reading Thank You, Lauren Daigle
Have you ever had a moment in time when you thought, “Wow, God, you really listened! I see evidence of that answered prayer.” I had a big “ah ha” moment like this yesterday morning, and I feel drawn to share. So, let me tell you a little story. In April 2017, I reached out to… Continue reading An Answered Prayer
Today's post is a little different. It is shout-out to someone very special to me. You see the flower I use for my Fairly Grounded image? She took the photo. I use it because it reminds me of her and how our relationship continues to grow and bloom. I was sixteen years old when she… Continue reading Just a little shout-out
I believe listening to faith-based music is one of the best ways I, personally, feel connected to God. Below are four songs I listen to pretty much on a daily basis right now, along with a sampling of some of the lyrics. Each of these speaks to me in a different way. You Say by… Continue reading Top 4 Songs on my Christian Playlist
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.
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…