I am not sure about you, but I have often struggled with ungratefulness. Comparison is an easy thief of joy, and I have and still do struggle with not being grateful for where God has me or what God has given me. For example, things I have struggled with is coveting what other … [Read more...] about Giving Thanks in the Small Things
I used to have a big problem with over-commitment myself. Now I consider myself a recovering over-committer. I still fall off the wagon a couple of times per year, but it used to be a daily constant state. How Do You Know If You Are Over-committed? You are sitting still. … [Read more...] about Over-commitment: How to Get Off of the Hamster Wheel
This past weekend I had the opportunity, along with my church, to serve at the LSU Freshman move in day. To give some background, this is the first year that the university is making it mandatory that freshman live on campus. With some exceptions to the freshman population, … [Read more...] about What Are You Waiting For?
I have read many articles on mindfulness and being present. It seems they are always written by mindful and present people. I guess that is good because all of these people seem to be successful in this arena, but what if you are an obsessive, in your head, looking to the next … [Read more...] about How To Be Present If You’re Easily Distractible
So, there’s this show called “Grey’s Anatomy” that is apparently very popular. If you’re anything like me, you’ve never seen the show and don’t particularly care about it. Well, that was until four months ago… now I’m 11 seasons in and cannot stop. In the last four months, … [Read more...] about Grey’s Anatomy and a Conversation on Community
A few weeks ago, I had the idea of getting my kids a butterfly kit to experience the wonder of transformation. My little two-year-old is totally obsessed with insects right now so I knew it would light him up and I couldn’t wait to see his reaction. I went to Amazon and a few … [Read more...] about When Hoping Hurts