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…]

Stuck

Lately, I have been feeling stuck. I’ve been coming down from a huge high of participating in a event that has consumed my time and energy for the last few years. I came to the realization that our current city is only temporary for us. My summer hasn’t felt much like summer because work had … [Read more…]

I’m Back!

Wow, I just looked and it has been three weeks since my last post! It’s not because I have had nothing to say, that’s for sure! At the end of June/early July I spent 10 days at a national youth convention where I teamed with hundreds of volunteers to serve 25,000 participants! To say that … [Read more…]

Blink of an Eye

I found out yesterday that a colleague died suddenly. I knew him well enough and had just seen him a few months back. When someone dies, I always think about the last conversation I had and if I would have said anything different. In this case I remember hearing about the joy of being a … [Read more…]