Instead of 30 before 30…

Everywhere I see these lists that bloggers have made of 30 things to do before turning 30.  They have always inspired me, but I often think, “Well what happens once I turn 30?”  I want to set goals in life, but I don’t want them to end.  Setting milestones along the way is important, but … [Read more…]


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Joy in the storm

How do I find joy in the storm? Thunderstorms are loud and dark and disruptive. I have a storm raging in my life right now. I love watching storms, but only the ones I am not engulfed in. It’s easy and safe to watch from inside the house or on the porch. But what about … [Read more…]

Humbled in love

I have discovered that falling in love is a very humbling experience. Not only are you developing strong feelings for this other person, but you are also getting to a point of vulnerability that I didn’t even know that existed. It’s not easy to be honest and communicate with the person that you love, but … [Read more…]


I love the poetry of Emily Dickinson. I know her life could be looked at as lonely and isolated, but the words that she wrote resonate through all generations and sit here with me today. Read poem here As a Christ follower, my hope is eternal and found in my LORD and Savior. The hope … [Read more…]


Recently I have been dealing with a difficult decision. God is teaching me what it means to TRULY rely on him. This passage comes to mind: “Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding…” – Proverbs 3:5

Unexpected Blessings

Next on my list of posts is an explanation of the new title. In the last year or so of my life, a lot of unexpected events have splashed in front of me. The word, ‘unexpected’ to me means unplanned and spontaneous.  We never know what life will throw at us, but if we look … [Read more…]


Ok, I have been absent far too long from blogging! I am inspired by so many around me and I am determined to make this a regular part of my life! I’m starting with a revamp! I am not sure if this will be it’s final look, but I need to start somewhere! You will … [Read more…]

i’m back!

It’s been too long since I’ve blogged and I want to get back into it. So, I think I am going to do so by writing on on various topics that come as questions in a daily email called “Inspired.” Not today, but soon!