What Do You See? (#write31days-Day 2)

I heard a wonderful children’s message yesterday at church that gave me hope in how I see people everyday. This little coin was shared with each child. The front and back together share a quote from Mother Theresa, but that’s not the part of the message I resonated with. I don’t remember the exact words … [Read more…]

31 Days of Hope (#write31days-Day 1)

When asked on a recent trip out of town, “How was your summer?” The best I could muster was “OK.” The reality is that it was rough. Our summer included physical, mental and emotional health struggles for both me and my husband. Surgery and recovery, depression, anxiety and a lot of difficult situations. Tension and distance … [Read more…]

The Joy of Children (#write31days – Day 30)

This afternoon we hosted our annual church Trunk or Treat event. Even though I help to facilitate it, it’s such a joy to participate. I love seeing the children dressed up in their Halloween costumes, gathering candy, playing games and having fun! I also love seeing all the kids at heart decorating their trunks and … [Read more…]

The Joy of Dressing Up (#write31days – Day 29)

Whether the play closet in my childhood preschool/Kindergarten classroom, dressing up for a fancy event or carefully selecting and putting together a Halloween costume, I love to dress up! I am a horrible actor, but thankfully dressing up for Halloween also doesn’t mean you always have to play the part. There’s so much fun in … [Read more…]

The Joy of Grace (#write31days – Day 27)

It’s 30 minutes until a new day and I have yet to post for the 31 day challenge.  I had gone several days without planning what I would write, but having no trouble, because something joyful arose to blog about. Today was a good day, but nothing special happened. I don’t have enough thoughts for a … [Read more…]

The Joy of Learning (#write31days – Day 25)

Today I spent my time at a district conference. I typically most enjoy these conferences for the opportunity to re-connect with ministry friends and acquaintances and meet new people as well. The theme/topic doesn’t usually matter to me, and in fact, this time around, I had not even had a chance to take a glance … [Read more…]

The Joy of Opportunity (#write31days – Day 24)

On Thursday, I had the joy and opportunity to gather with fellow professional church workers in northern VA for a monthly gathering. What made it even more special was that a friend of mine was sharing about her and her husband’s journey into becoming full-time missionaries to Uganda. This morning we got to catch up … [Read more…]