2018 One Word Reminders

Hello friends! Popping in to share some cool opportunities with those of you who choose to pick one word to represent your intention for the year. I know goals and resolutions are not for everyone, but the “one word” strategy seems to be gaining steam over the years, and it’s something I have done myself […]

Storms over Detroit

Two years ago, I sat in a Chili’s inside the Detroit Airport, waiting for an update from my sister, who was at the hospital in Yakima, while my mom was having her second brain surgery. The plan was to go in and remove the metastatic tumor they had spotted on the ultrasound/MRI, with the expectation […]

3 Things Coming Between You and God

During my quiet time this week I was pondering the reasons behind the times when I don’t feel that close to God. I narrowed my own experiences down to three reasons: I’m not putting myself into challenging enough situations that force me to rely on God. It’s only once I’m out of my comfort zone […]

Rejoicing in Pain

I had a horrible weekend. Actually, that’s not true. I had a really great Saturday, going on my first kayaking adventure with my husband. But it was a long day and I pushed my body too hard, which resulted in a miserable Sunday. I’d experienced a little bit of swelling and a minor headache leading […]

A Back To School Prayer

My brother-in-law went off to college this week. I’m the youngest in my family; so marrying an oldest child has provided lots of new experiences–like celebrating high school graduations and watching siblings embark on new life stages. I couldn’t sleep the night before he left, so I decided to pray for him. As I did, […]

Called to Step Aside

Today was my last day of work. I’ve known this day was coming for a long time (over 3 months, in fact), but it doesn’t make it any easier. In these sorts of situations I tend to get very sentimental and treasure every “last”: “This is the last time you’ll tell me ‘have a good […]

The Joy of Nothing

Tomorrow begins my last week of work. Since resigning from my job I’ve had a lot of people ask how I will be spending my time once I am no longer working. I’ve also heard a lot of people say they wouldn’t be able to do it; they would get bored after one or two weeks […]

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