The Joy of Accessories (#write31days – Day 6)

I dreaded getting dressed in the morning in adolescence. It was awkward enough to feel uncomfortable in my own skin with the reality of a changing body and mind. For the most part, I didn’t really purchase the name brands, but I certainly felt self-conscious about what I was wearing, in addition to the acne, glasses … [Read more…]

The Joy of the Lord (#write31days – Day 2)

This challenge is starting out more difficult than I imagined it to be. How hard could it be to do something that brings me joy? Well, after a week filled with joy-filled worship, fellowship and conversation, I stumbled back into reality and practically forgot everything I had learned. So, on this Sabbath day, I am … [Read more…]

Choose Joy (#write31days – Day 1)

I was traveling earlier this week. I booked a ticket on an airline I had never used, but just had needed a cheap flight. The purchase and online check in prior to my arrival to the airport was frustrating in the way they tried to nickel and dime every basic part of the flying experience. … [Read more…]

Pause.

So often,  I want to rewind or fast forward my life, but today I just want to press “Pause.” I’ve reached a point in the last few days where I recognize the need and desire to slow down and organize the thoughts in my head. I had started a “Questions Jesus Asked” series on this … [Read more…]

Too many ideas

What do you do when you have too many ideas and you don’t know how to organize them? I’m at that point as I try to establish a better flow in my daily routine. There are so many things I want to do on a daily or every other day basis, but it’s trying to … [Read more…]

My darkness, His light

I know I’ve written about my confirmation verse before, but recently it took on a whole new meaning which lifted me up during a difficult time. I experience seasonal affective disorder, which is waves of mild depression that come when the seasons change (Ironic for me because I love when we move from summer to fall!). … [Read more…]