It is what it is

The phrase in the picture above. It’s one of my favorites. Coined by my bestie and I to remind ourselves to not worry over things we can’t control. It has carried us through tough things. Even trivial nuisances. I even have a bracelet to commemorate our adoption of the phrase. However, I heard in a [...]

Dandelions and Jesus

My 7th year. I am coming to the end of my 7th year of this counseling youth gig. Of stepping inside schools to hopefully provide safe space for those that just need a breath of fresh air. A minute away from pressure. Someone to guide and direct them to share and express their feelings in [...]

For those who seek Him

Stories. We all use stories to make a point. Stories are a more interesting way to get a message across to people. A way to help others understand a concept that may be a little hard for others to grasp. Stories keep audiences engaged. Everyone loves a good story. Well, most everyone. “Why do you [...]

Just keep praying

"She called me 5 minutes before we were supposed to be there and said she changed her mind." This is the response received when asking for the outcome of a meeting I had to miss. But what no one knew was that 5 minutes before they were supposed to be in that room, someone was [...]

Move, girl!

Hmmmmm......looks like they finally moved that thing. How many times did I ask for that very same thing to be done? Wow! Really? I put that request in years ago, and now it's finally important to someone? This is how it begins. A blast into the past. Recounting all the hurdles I had to jump. [...]

My first line of defense-Him!

Before I speak a word, let me hear Your voice. And in the midst of pain, let me feel Your joy. -Lauren Daigle, "First" You are having one of those moments. Maybe one of those days. Everything has gone wrong. Every possible obstacle and frustration stands directly in your path. There is that email from a [...]

Praise Him Anyway

I will praise the Lord at all times. I will constantly speak his praises. Psalm 34: 1 In my daily work, I often find myself moving from one crises to another. It is for this reason that I often have to forget or put aside my own crisis that may have occurred outside the school [...]

Just a Bad Moment

In my home we have something I often refer to as the "witching hour." It is the not so glorious hours between the end of the school day and dinner preparation. It consists of homework battles, grunts of hunger, bad attitudes, and meltdowns. The battle begins with a weary, emotional mom, and the attitude of [...]