Getting My Life Back: One Appointment at a Time

It's no secret that I have been dealing with some anxiety and depression lately. I swear one of the most annoying symptoms is the way all of my senses seem to diminish the further down I go, especially during the winter. I never really notice it is happening until I begin to walk back into... Continue Reading →

Eyes Wide Open

You know how there is always that one person with something negative to say? The sun could be shining, the grass still wet with dew, and these fools would still say, "It's cold." 🙃 That has been me and I have had a hard time shaking it. Now don't get me wrong, I talked about... Continue Reading →

Rebuild 2021

In the span of a year we have dealt with virtual learning, working from home, the loss of my grandfather, selling our first home, purchasing my childhood home, and contracting covid. Today is my birthday and I'm going to tell you right now, it does not feel like it. This has sucked. I have spent... Continue Reading →

I Can’t Breathe

I will never know the weight of a police officer obstructing my airway. I will never know the weight of my people being opressed for hundreds of years because I am a privileged white girl with nothing but a heart in my chest. The weight I do know is what lies ahead. The weight I... Continue Reading →

Monday Encouragement: Renewing Your Mind

Instead, let the Spirit renew your thoughts and attitudes. Put on your new nature, created to be like God—truly righteous and holy.Ephesians 4:23‭-‬24 NLT During this time of social distancing I find my focus to be much more centered on my immediate "sphere of influence." My home. I look at my children playing, squealing, learning,... Continue Reading →

Breathe

Yesterday the governor gave news that schools would be closed for the remainder of the school year. In these unsure times where everything seems isolated and the fear of the unknown can be overwhelming we have to find the invitation in it all. The invitation to rely on God like never before. We were promised... Continue Reading →

The Real Get Up Challenge

No, not the song/dance that took YouTube by storm...but life. The real Get Up Challenge. I am learning that ups and downs are both progress and are both important parts of life. Life is not composed of only ups. It is in the handling of our pain that we learn the most about ourselves and... Continue Reading →

Before and After

I really wish there was a way to really "get" something without having to live through it. Major weight loss was one of those things. I wish someone could have said, "You will be the same person regardless of what the scale says" and I really wish I could have believed it. All in all... Continue Reading →

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