12 Years Ago…

This week’s focus on Hurricane Harvey and the catastrophic events in Texas have taken my thoughts back to where I was and what I was doing when Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans. 12 years ago, today, I was writing a weekly devotional, which would end up continuing for 7 more years. I had just begun my junior … [Read more…]

Meant to Be

We were late. We had been driving back from Michigan the day before and not arrived home until after 11pm. When we fell asleep at 1am, we decided that 7am was too early to leave in the morning, so we pushed it back to 9am. We were having a leisurely morning and so we didn’t … [Read more…]

My Why

Last weekend I got to check Utah off my list of states I haven’t yet visited. While I was there, I attended JamCon (a conference for a company called Jamberry, which I’ve sold nail products for as a hobby for over 3 years). I am glad I finally had the chance to go. It was … [Read more…]

Rest & Gratitude

The human body is amazing. And in recent months and weeks, I have realized the fragility and resilience unique to each person’s body. I had a sudden and severe bout of allergies about a month ago, and instead of pushing through, I took a day off. I was amazed that the next morning, while not 100%, … [Read more…]

Raw

Many times over the last month or so,  I have attempted to sit down and write a post. But, I’ve stopped myself every time because I thought…  “That’s too personal, I can’t share that.”                    “I’m afraid of the response I will receive If I share this.” I … [Read more…]

Wk 6: Our Transient Neighbors

We had two neighbors move away this week. One was our next door neighbor who I had just gotten to know but moved away due to life events. Some neighbors on the floor below that I didn’t know apparently left very abruptly. A few neighbors were asking around to see if anyone knew what happened. … [Read more…]

Wk 5: Our Displaced Neighbors

The Scriptural basis for this series is the Parable of the Good Samaritan. The story of a man robbed, being displaced and being helped by an unlikely neighbor. This parable plays out in our lives today as we are witness to and have the opportunity to help in plight of refugees. Yesterday, I learned the … [Read more…]