Giving myself the gift to say “no” The holiday season tends to bring a lot of obligations. Events, family outings, extended family gatherings, friend get-togethers, gift buying, giving to the needy…{you get the idea}.  Here is the thing: I’m busy. Like really busy. Most people that know me well enough know that I am busy. If they don’t know it, they should understand that I might be, considering I work full time, have a 20 month old, am a wife, own a home, have… Read more »

A friend of mine just shared a blog of a friend that she knows that lost her daughter to Leukemia at 2.5 years old. 2 and half years old. A blink of time. I get so caught up in life – work, the house, what chores need to be done, what projects I want to start on the house, what plans we have coming up. I try really hard to make sure everything is moving smoothly and that everybody is… Read more »

  As a Christian, I believe that God so loved the world that he gave His only Son, to live as one of us and then chose to lay His life down so that we will not perish but have eternal life {John 3:16}. While this is my lifeline, I take it for granted just as much as the breaths I breathe. There has been an increase in mass-shootings and school shootings in the last few weeks and months that surfaced a question… Read more »

Life can change in an instant. For good or bad, better or worst, devastating or glorious. This realization is what makes life so precious, so important to celebrate, and so important to cherish. This is why it is imperative that we all take the time to reflect on the blessings we are given, to appreciate who we have as friends and family, and to celebrate small and big moments in our lives. We become so busy trying to stay connected to… Read more »

Oh trends. How you come and go. Some stay longer than others. Some sweep across the nation, world, race and cultures. This current trend of taking “selfies” is quite interesting to me. In a society that is becoming extremely obsessed with self, we have now come up with a trending way to show the rest of the world how obsessed we are with ourselves. I’ve sat and watched people spend countless time perfecting the angle, smile, eyes, head tilt, and… Read more »