There are moments in life that define you. Moments that you can't go back against. You are never the same after those moments. Something in you is irreparably changed, broken, shifted. Two years later it is still a mix of emotion. Half a world away everything collapsed.
The best podcast you are not listening to is Pieces of Grit by Rachel Stewart. She is in the arena friends and we all get to benefit.
If you had to define last year in one word, what would it be? If you had to set an intention for this year in one word, what would it be?
16 miles. 16 miles! David and I hit 16 miles on our hike. I could not believe it. That's 2/3 the length of the Grand Canyon. With proper water and snacks I know we could have done more. With only 16 days until the hike (like what?!?!) I am a mixture of nerves and fear, … Continue reading 16 Miles
Forgiveness is hard. It’s hard to ask for. It’s hard to give. It’s harder still when the roles are fuzzy, things are undefined, or the other person involved is gone for one reason or another. I am someone who readily says, “sorry.” Sorry for taking up space, for getting in your way, for being late, … Continue reading Pebbles of Unforgiveness
Recently I have started listening to The Next Right Thing podcast by Emily P. Freeman. If you are not familiar with it, and are in need of a bit of margin, I would encourage you to make time for this short but very intentional and retreat-full podcast. Emily, the author of books on how to … Continue reading Murky Anticipation
I first saw the Grand Canyon in 2015. It is breathtaking, inspiring, and too big to comprehend. It is colorful, deep, wide, and yet totally distinct depending on the light, time of day, what angle you get to it. It is in my top five favorite places on earth. I’ve been back three times now … Continue reading The Emotional Side of Faith
Let’s be honest, depression sucks. It can steal the life from your day, make the best of intentions feel like an obligation and turn you into someone you don’t recognize. I don’t know how long I’ve struggled with depression. Now, thanks to (finally) finding some meds that work, and talking to a counselor, I feel … Continue reading Four things I Wish Someone had Told me about Depression.
Hello dear friends! It has been a while. I took the summer off to be with family, reflect, and get some things done. I tried to stay off social media, which included my blog, and to rest. It was a long spring. I was in dire need of down time and rejuvenation. So often this … Continue reading In the Uncomfortable Stillness
I am on vacation until August. Enjoy your summer! Do something BIG and enjoy being outside!