The end of a decade. The beginning of a new decade. I will celebrate my 49th birthday this month, which means this is my FIFTIETH YEAR! That's overwhelming, underwhelming, exciting, and maybe a bit unnerving all at the same time. I've found myself looking back and looking forward over the last few weeks. When I … Continue reading My Fiftieth Year…coming soon 49 years old!
Below is a post I wrote in 2011. Eight years seems like such a short time ago and yet a long time ago, too. These same types of thoughts have been on my mind recently, but from a different perspective. Those thoughts will make their way to a post soon. For now, I pray someone … Continue reading “Guest Post” from my 2011 Self…thoughts on Christmas!
A couple months ago, Doug and I bought our first travel trailer/camper. Many years ago when we were first married and then when we had young children, we dabbled in some tent camping. It was fun...and a lot of work. Over the years, we've often teased that staying at a hotel was our idea of … Continue reading Change of Plans
After basically taking a month off from working toward goals and developing mini-habits, sitting down and deciding on this month's goals was not as easy as I thought it would be. As I thought about the things I want to accomplish this month, it was clear that I needed to revisit some mini-habit work from … Continue reading New Month…Renewed Goals
They say a picture is worth a thousand words. For me, that picture right up there speaks volumes about my October. Have you ever just had a season of blech? It wasn't that October was a bad month...it really wasn't. I just felt kind of in limbo. I set out to simplify my goals and … Continue reading October Reflections and November Plans
I really hadn't planned to take such a long break from writing regularly when I started this move to reduce my digital consumption. My initial thoughts were to give myself a week or two to kind of digitally detox. What I've found is that I slip far too quickly back into old habits. In order … Continue reading When I Don’t Know What to Say…
Twelve days ago I set out on a journey of sorts that I had attempted several times over the course of the last decade. Realizing that my moods, my sleep patterns, and even my thoughts were out of line with who I am in Christ, I decided to put away social media and writing for … Continue reading Learning Lessons along the Way
One of the things I've been trying to work on the last few weeks is exchanging whispers with my Lord before shouts with the world. Sadly, I'm not doing very well with that. I've allowed the shouts of the world to drown out the whispers I so desperately want to focus on. I've become increasingly … Continue reading Taking a Break
I have struggled with what to write today and even whether or not to write today at all. I came to the conclusion that it's important for us to remember and recount history that we lived through. You see, I wasn't alive when President Kennedy was shot or when most of our major wars started … Continue reading Remembering
I don't know about you, but I definitely think each season has foods/drinks that just speak to it. Strawberry recipes in the spring. Chili in the fall. Hot chocolate in the winter. Oh it's not that I don't eat those things all year long. I do. But for me, different foods/drinks remind me of different … Continue reading THM Tuesday: Summer Supper