Friends & Seasons

I had a moment last week where I was feeling a bit isolated and in need of some attention. I don’t usually draw others to me like that. I usually really dislike posts that are vague but obviously directed towards someone, but I needed to express my thoughts and I was trying to convey a … [Read more…]

Walls

I wrote this post two and half weeks ago. Since then I have been praying about/contemplating whether to post it or not. While this post makes me vulnerable and reveals part of who I am to you, writing is a form of expression that is far more powerful than a simple status update. For those … [Read more…]

Empty

Sometimes it happens that I get into a funk this time of year. I am not sure why, because I truly love the season of Advent and the preparation for Christmas. The last couple of years, we haven’t been able to put a tree in our tiny apartment, so I decorate with the space we … [Read more…]

Why Such a Hurry?

Getting used to living at a quicker pace on the East Coast, or “Mid-Atlantic”, as I’ve heard it called recently, has certainly been a challenge. The faster pace is very subtle, so it’s hard to describe, but the rush that everyone seems to be in, is draining at times. And now that we are in … [Read more…]

Coming Home

This weekend we are returning to Michigan for the first time in over a year. We are so excited to celebrate a wedding, see family and visit dear friends! But part of me feels a little bittersweet about the whole thing. As a football fan, next Sunday is a big game for our team because … [Read more…]

Thicker Skin

I had one of those days at work last week, where I had to accept criticism. Now, in most cases, I don’t mind it. It’s never easy to accept criticism, but I’ve learned that if it is constructive, I can learn from it, grow and move forward. However, when I am criticized simply because of … [Read more…]

When it rains, it pours…

This saying is usually in reference to a copious amount of stressful situations being dumped on you. But in this case, I am actually referring to the weather and my dislike for it at the moment. On this wonderful October day, it’s pouring rain. Really, this has been the weather this entire week! We moved … [Read more…]

Numb

It’s been too short an amount of time since I wrote one of these posts. We are still going to and sending our children to schools and universities… We are still shopping at malls… We are still going to movie theaters.. We are still worshipping in churches… We are still running races… And those that … [Read more…]