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.
Why Your Life Dreams Are Important
Romanticism runs deep in the life of a dreamer. We fall under a haze of beauty whenever we picture our life’s dreams, oftentimes we believe our dream is the perfect ending to the perfect story. There’s nothing wrong with looking for the perfect story, per se, because story is one of the most important things … Continue reading Why Your Life Dreams Are Important
Why I Love Being a Girl Mom: Feminine Not Feminist
Being a girl mom is a lot of fun, even when you are not playing dress up! Actually, we don't ever play dress up. One, I have a 2-year-old who is not interested in skirts and dresses. Two, I’m in no place to be spending tons of money on clothes that only fit for a … Continue reading Why I Love Being a Girl Mom: Feminine Not Feminist
5 Ways to Define Your Life Dream
AKA Your Jam, Passion, Calling... For many a reason, people feel disconnected from their calling and spend time "soul searching" to find answers about what it is they should make of their lives. They don't know what career to follow, what city to set roots in, what hobbies they enjoy, what friends they like to … Continue reading 5 Ways to Define Your Life Dream
Communication is Key, or Maybe Not
We often hear people saying, "Communication is key." Communication is the key that is supposed to save relationships, end fights, and bring us all closer together as people. Or so they say.
Why You Shouldn’t Say “Quit Acting like a Baby”
Disclaimer, I don't necessarily think "stop crying, start moving" is bad advice, I think it's wrong advice when we pair it with the "you're acting like a baby" insult. You might learn a thing because this is about you, not the baby!
On Being a Leader vs. a Follower
American culture centers around the idea of being a leader. We're convinced that leaders are intelligent (both academically and emotionally), valuable, and desirable. Consequently, to label somebody as a follower is to insult their intelligence, value and desirability. We don't believe we can trust followers the way we trust leaders because they're just not commanding. … Continue reading On Being a Leader vs. a Follower
Fear Distorts Perception
Last night, our pastor's wife said that God gives us something specific to do in every season. I've come to realize the season I am. It's not marked by a solstice, the weather or the color of the leaves, rather the emotion that I need to confront. Which is, per the title, fear. Fear may … Continue reading Fear Distorts Perception
Green Eggs and Breast Milk
...the milk I pumped for baby was green!
How do you really feel?
Numbness made it easy for me to talk myself into doing stupid things or to talk myself out of doing really awesome things. I was doing things and saying things that were contradictory to my emotional truth because I couldn't feel. The beat of my heart was too quiet against the loud traffic of my thoughts.