Is This Joy?

This morning I woke up happy. Genuinely happy. Like 'not a worry in the world' happy. And even if there are the tiniest of worries, they are so insignificant when compared to the magnitude of blessings that I have in my life. I cannot help but be happy. Is this joy? If so, I am …

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When the Mood Strikes

A full to-do list greets me this morning, but I feel like writing. The day ahead is filled with wonder and amazement. I am hopeful to continue self-reflection and goal setting as I look at the year ahead. My futuristic 'what if' senses are tingling and excitement is in my bones.  Why? I honestly have …

Grateful

Good morning you beautiful people! Today is a "write through it" type of day. I woke up feeling really homesick. It seems to be out of the blue, but I've been working and traveling so much that this weekend has become the first of many moments that I've had to myself. When things get quiet, …

Feed Your Focus

This morning I received a text that included a Bible verse about focus. The text was not surprising because the person sends them weekly. Think of them as weekly encouragement messages. (Shout out to Dan!) Today's note referenced 1 Samuel 30: 1-8. It said: "David's prompt to encourage himself in the Lord was provoked by …

Uncommon Things, Hidden in Plain Sight.

Very few sermons stick with me for days after I've heard them, especially when I wasn't physically in the same space as the individual(s) presenting the message. Every now and again, I'll join an online service. Recently, I watched "I Am Number 8," delivered by Pastor John Gray at The Potter's House (Dallas). If you …

Embrace the JOurneY

"Embrace uncertainty. Some of the most beautiful chapters in our lives won't have a title until much later." - Unknown (...or Pinterest) There is so much beauty in the journey. So Much! My future autobiography will be fascinating! In recent months, I've had amazing conversations with close friends and family. Reflecting, I discovered that I have a …

Honey, Stress Ain’t Cute!

The summer is supposed to be carefree, right? *pssh, yea right* Life does not stop just because we want a break. I have to remind myself that and pretty damn often. HOWEVER, there are so many moments where a song will pop into my head and I have no clue why or how I know …

For Why?

My great-niece loves saying 'for why.' I think it's her sweet and sassy way of shutting down a conversation. She's only three and she is definitely a little boss! I don't get to visit her as often as I'd like but our conversations keep me laughing. For example... Me: "Let's clean up our toys." Her: "For …

Trust In You

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qv-SXz_exKE This song warms my heart and gives me strength in times that I don't understand. When I am frustrated... When I am trying so hard to be 'unbothered'... It also leads me to happy and grateful tears when I think of the goodness of God. (...and allllll He's done for me...) I hope that …

I Am Not the One.

In the midst of dinner, someone asked what my bracelet meant. I couldn't help but laugh because I didn't answer that question well in the midst of high stress levels a few days earlier. The week prior, my response was simple. I am not the one. After a couple of gasps, everyone at the table …