As we head towards Christmas & the end of the year…heck, the end of the decade (although, some will argue that with me), people will begin to make all sorts of goals & resolutions that will probably be broken within the first 2 weeks of the new year. Resolutions can carry a lot of pressure… Continue reading Growth Over Perfection
I say this every year, but where in the world has the time gone? This year flew by! It boggles my mind that every year the time seems to fly by faster & faster. 2016 has meant different things for different people. For some it has meant controversy, grief, or hardship, but for me, this… Continue reading 2016 In Review
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?
Over the past few days I’ve been thinking a lot about routines. Even yesterday I discussed new routines for the blog, but one major area in my life that I am working to improve is my time with God in the Bible and conversation with Him in prayer. I am in the process of reading… Continue reading Finding My North Star…In Christ
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”
To the students who made me a real, official teacher: thank you and I am so proud of you! You were the first students I got to watch from beginning to end. You came to me short, awkward, stubborn, and nervous. I got to watch you grow into mature, young adults, going off into the… Continue reading To the Class of 2016
“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