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 [...]

Give yourself permission

I’m a helper. An empath. A person who moves in compassion, and this only becomes more apparent in times of crisis. I also like naps. Netflix. But I don’t like feeling helpless. I don’t know how to respond when the world says to stop moving . When before it’s all I’ve ever known to do. [...]

New mercies every day

I have always been intrigued by the owl. You know, if spirit animals were a thing I believed in, then maybe the owl would be mine. Believed to be watchful, have sensitive hearing, and to be a symbol of wisdom in some cultures, these characteristics seemed to match my own watchful, discerning movements. As a [...]

Peace with everyone

Do all that you can to live at peace with everyone. Romans 12:18 For years I have tried to determine the best way to read, reflect, and write what God has spoken to me as I sit with Him each day. There has been quite a learning curve along the way. Many a planner bought. [...]

after the decorations are gone

The days after Christmas. Memories of the laughter. The time spent with family. The remnants of gifts not yet put away. The lazy days. The leftovers. Naps. Netflix. The promise of a new year. With this promise each year also comes the burning desire to reclaim the space in my house. Get back into my [...]

Courage when things go bump in the night

"Don't be afraid," he said, "take courage, I am here." Matthew 14:27 Recently, we moved out of the house we had lived in for nine years. For those years we were comforted and secure inside its walls. We had time to get used to every noise. The environment around us. Every creek. Every dark corner. [...]

There will surely be days like this

No test or temptation that comes your way is beyond the course of what others have had to face. All you need to remember is that God will never let you down; he'll never let you be pushed past your limit; he'll always be there to help you through it. 1 Corinthians 10:13, MSG Some days [...]

My mess. Your mess. His power.

Spring break. A glorious week away from school. From paperwork. Time to sleep in. Enjoy life with the ones I love. And get away from the demands of home. We meticulously planned each detail of our small trip away. Each day had adventures sure to please the picky fella that would be coming along with [...]

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 [...]