Around this time last year, I was trying to think of goals for myself for 2018 and what I wanted to accomplish and strive for. The word that kept coming back up over and over was “discipline”. So, how was I going to strive on working on discipline in my life? How about run a … [Read more...] about The Temptation of Giving Up
This is my absolute favorite time of year. I love seeing neighborhoods filled with Christmas lights, making homemade hot cider, and taking advantage of the days that I can actually use my fireplace. This time of year, not only brings peace to me, but also a lot of chaos. Family … [Read more...] about “Merry Christmas, Charlie Brown!”
I have a natural tendency to look toward the future. What is the next step or what is the next thing that is going to happen in my life? With the end of the year approaching, I am already looking ahead to the next year. Planning the next vacation. Brainstorming about the spring … [Read more...] about Remembering and Reflecting
But Words Can Never Hurt Me…? Our church has been going through a sermon series about wisdom and the different areas in our life where we need wisdom in order to navigate. Our community groups/ small groups have been doing bible studies based on the sermon series and our … [Read more...] about Sticks and Stones May Break My Bones…
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
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?