PSA: Hope Gets You Farther in Life

Hope is a choice to action just like love and faith. These are "forces" because they are powerful actions that require decisiveness and effort and they always bring results.

2022 Hopemade Word of the Year

Hopemade Word for 2022: Express After doing my 3-step reflection (end of year) process, I came back to a place I often come back to. I’m sure you know exactly how that feels. Is there a recurring theme in your life? Something you always set out for, voluntarily or involuntarily, yet, it still remains something … Continue reading 2022 Hopemade Word of the Year

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I Got a Promotion, FINALLY

I am taking a huge pay cut, the circumstances are not ideal but I’ve finally been promoted to the position I’ve always desired. Last year, I was supposed to get this promotion but got in my own way. I wasn’t particularly pursuing it this time around, still God always has plans. There’s a local church … Continue reading I Got a Promotion, FINALLY

Setting a Word for 2020 was Oddly Successful

Originally, I thought that 2020 would be about the courage to COMMIT. It was actually about the courage to QUIT.

Slow as Slow Gets

It’s taken me months of reading to admit that I’m still in the book of Genesis. Earlier this year, I set out on what I thought would result in me reading the Bible more. I knew I wouldn’t finish the entire Bible by the close of the year but I thought I’d get at least … Continue reading Slow as Slow Gets

Dear Diary, I’m not Wonder Woman—There, I Said it!

I recently left my job. I’ll admit I’m ashamed to say that but I think it will make sense if I get that off my chest, now. Because the path of my life is getting clearer and clearer, only I could hope. God’s Hand is here. That is all I will say. A wonderful opportunity … Continue reading Dear Diary, I’m not Wonder Woman—There, I Said it!

What is Your Why?

I’ve been thinking a lot about why I do certain things, why I say certain things, and why I believe certain things? Here are some questions to ask yourself: Why do I live each day? Why do I care about others?Why do I love others?Why do I work hard? Why do I make plans?Why do … Continue reading What is Your Why?

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and I’m FREEEE…

"Free Falling!" Haha, the song is stuck in my head. I deleted 100 drafts yesterday. Yes, 100 potential blog posts. 100 pieces of drafted ideas, brainstorms, or entire essays in the trash later and I feel so free! There is something very satisfying about getting rid of things you worked on, especially when they just … Continue reading and I’m FREEEE…

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Love Thy Neighbor, You Sure?

Love thy neighbor as you love yourself… before we start quoting and preaching, let us do an exercise focused only on our real defined neighbors, the community of people around where we live. Do you love your neighbors?Do you know you neighbors’ names?Do you know your neighbors’ history?Do you love your neighbors when they do … Continue reading Love Thy Neighbor, You Sure?