Can we stop? Just for a minute. Can we pause, breathe in deeply, breathe out slowly? Close your eyes and just stop. Can we look at these past 3-4 days and just stop? Can we take a second and stop pointing fingers at each other, at people groups, at races and stereotypes? In that pause,… Continue reading Can we all just stop?
I’ve continued on with reading multiple chapters a day from different books of the Bible (I’ll admit, as a lot has come up over the past week, I have fallen behind where I want to be). Even still, I found Matthew 8 interesting. In this chapter, there are multiple descriptions of Jesus healing people from… Continue reading The Leper or Townsfolk: Which Will You Be?
If you’re looking for a few good and encouraging books to read this summer, I have a great pair for you: The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett and As a Man Thinketh by James Allen.They’re the perfect mixture of fiction and non-fiction/self-improvement reading. The Secret Garden has been on my to-read list for a… Continue reading An Encouraging Book-Pairing: “The Secret Garden” & “As a Man Thinketh”
“No.” A word that no one likes to hear. It’s one word that can shatter everything. It can destroy you. It can sting and break your heart. It can make you want to scream, cry, stomp your feet, throw a temper tantrum, and act like a toddler. It’s a word that can challenge your deepest… Continue reading Thoughtful Thursday: The Power of Rejection
This is a hectic time of year…especially if you’re a teacher like me, or you have kids in school…you know it’s crazy: there are exams, and grades, and planning vacation, and what to wear tomorrow, and soccer practice, and dance recitals, and crazy. crazy. crazy. This is (and Thanksgiving/Christmas) the time of year a lot… Continue reading 7 Things to Do at Night to Increase Productivity During the Day