On Turning One and Being Your Own Worst Enemy

My first born turns one today. No, I don’t have a child that I’ve hidden away from the rest of the world. I’m talking about my first novel Happiness Lost!! Let’s celebrate! (Spolier Alert) If you haven’t read Happiness Lost, and you hate spoilers, do not proceed with reading. Instead celebrate its birthday and head … More On Turning One and Being Your Own Worst Enemy

The Business of Busyness

Time evaporates from our lives just as sand slips through our hands. We can savor every moment, we can schedule every second trying to get the best value from it; but, in the end, what is all the busyness for if it doesn’t have lasting results? … More The Business of Busyness

On Top of the Box

Adventure is Worthwhile  – Amelia Earhart   I love the quote above. It sums up my daily thought patterns perfectly. In general, we need more adventure in our lives. It doesn’t have to be the jump on a plane and see the whole globe like Amelia did; but more of a trying something small, yet new … More On Top of the Box

My Identity

I am a woman. A wife. A writer. A daughter. A sister. A friend. A baker. A reader. A cook. A coffee drinker. A movie watcher. A travel lover. A blogger. A chocolate fanatic.  A runner. A health nut. A bath taker. An introvert. A history fan. A tea drinker. A housewife. A dancer. A shower singer. A mountain love. A picture taker. A US citizen. A North Carolina resident. A … More My Identity

Tears of Truth

I rarely cry over movies, television shows, babies, weddings, etc. Things rarely push me to the point of tears anymore. I was a cry baby when I was a teenager. Anything and everything set me off; but nowadays, it’s rare for me to go over the tear abyss. I figured I did enough in previous … More Tears of Truth

Finding the Truth

I heard one thing, then I heard another, and then someone came along and disputed both and presented a third idea. Exhausted from all of this, I just started claiming I didn’t know what I believed because I wasn’t sure. I quickly became apathetic since apathy is always the easiest answer to confusion. I was coasting through life believing that everyone could believe what they wanted because that’s what worked for them. … More Finding the Truth

Trusting and Fear

If someone were to ask me if I trusted God. I would answer without much hesitation, “Yes.” Most Christians would. That’s part of the Christian life. We trust God. From a childhood age, I memorized (and so did a lot of Sunday school kids) Proverbs 3:5-6: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and … More Trusting and Fear

The Keys of Keeping a Prayer List

My helplessness to help everyone and anyone consumed me. We only have so many funds, we only have so many hours in the day. It is impossible to help everyone. This burning desire in my heart to help people left me paralyzed at the realization that I really couldn’t help. Money isn’t enough; time isn’t enough; influence isn’t enough. In a world where everyone has a need, a desire, a problem, what can we do as individuals to help? … More The Keys of Keeping a Prayer List