My Imperfect Plan for the New Year

How do you start the New Year? I make time to quiet my soul. Waiting for the internal waves of my emotions and thoughts to settle. Quiet. Stillness. Looking over the trail of my footsteps this last year. My biggest highlight was the opportunity to work from home. The deep longing and missing of Eli…

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Slowing Down At Christmas

Now that the month of Christmas has arrived, I don’t want to miss it. Each year the month of December presents many opportunities. My schedule explodes with an increased work load and seasonal festivities, but I don’t want to miss what is most important. I want to reach the end of December knowing I relished the…

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How To Overcome Pain Points

When asked what I see on the page of paper, my eyes instantly go to the small ink spot sketched moments ago. “A black dot.” I overlook the white space surrounding the dot. The same is true for the pain points in our lives. We forget the gifts and kindness bestowed upon us and focus in…

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Moving to the Front of the Line: Loss

In my twenties I came face to face with the brevity of life as three of my four Grandparents passed away. With the passing of each of my Grandparents, I moved closer to the front of the line. As a child, I trusted the order of things. The generation of my parents stood before me and…

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Is It Good Enough?

When we overhear a person saying “it’s good enough”, our first thought is that they did not give their best. The mindset of good enough can look like an excuse for mediocrity. It is easy to make a snap judgment that good enough is not…good enough.  I’ve found that this snap judgment creates a heavy burden. I…

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