Faith, Life, and Marriage · The Encouragement Corner

Growth Over Perfection

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

Faith, Life, and Marriage · The Encouragement Corner

This Bit of Life

  Over the past few years I’ve struggled with depression, anxiety, & feelings of being overwhelmed. In the past six months or so, I’ve slowly been feeling the desire to fight back, to crawl out of the burn-out hole I’ve dug myself into. There was a lot of inaction, stagnation, & procrastination (all the bad… Continue reading This Bit of Life

Encouragement · Financial Advice · Gratitude · In Life · In Love & Marriage · Wordy Wednesday

The Power of Looking to Others, Pt 2

As much as looking to others can lead to inspiration & motivation…it can also bring up just as much negativity….especially in today’s society when our culture is SOOOOOOO saturated in social media the best #instaphoto or cutest #selfie. If we’re not careful…looking to others in the wrong way can lead to more damage in life… Continue reading The Power of Looking to Others, Pt 2

Frugality in the Flesh · On the Bookshelf · The Encouragement Corner

Where I’ve Been in 2017

If you haven’t noticed…I’ve been somewhat absent in my writing through 2017. Honestly…with my full-time 4-day-on/4-day-off schedule this year has been a little journey for me…I have been finding it difficult to figure out a routine for myself. My days on & off shift by a day every week so it can sometimes be difficult to… Continue reading Where I’ve Been in 2017

Encouragement · Gratitude · In Life · In Memories · Motivation · Wordy Wednesday

Re-Catching a Fire Lost…

I used to be long distance track runner when I was in high school. I loved it. I could run miles upon miles, non-stop. But something in me changed. Life happened. When I was in high school, I allowed a circumstance that hurt me deeply to begin to define who I was. In thinking about… Continue reading Re-Catching a Fire Lost…

Encouragement · In Life · In the Bible · Motivation · Religion

Come & See Pt.2: The Danger of Choosing the Fig Tree Over the Call

On Friday I talked about an encounter between 2 of Jesus’ disciples, Philip & Nathanael, & the importance of sharing the Gospel with the people we encounter regularly. The encounter, in John 1:43-46 didn’t end there. It proceeds with Nathanael going with Philip to meet Jesus…& we’ll pick up the story there… “Nathanael said to Him,… Continue reading Come & See Pt.2: The Danger of Choosing the Fig Tree Over the Call

Encouragement · In the Bible · Religion

Come & See Pt. 1: The Importance of Sharing

“The following day Jesus wanted to go to Galilee, and He found Philip & said to him, ‘Follow Me.’ Now Philip was from Bethsaida, the city of Andrew & Peter. Philip found Nathanael & said to him, ‘We have found Him of whom Moses in the law, and also the prophets, wrote- Jesus of Nazareth,… Continue reading Come & See Pt. 1: The Importance of Sharing