Category: Blog

Who Were You on 9/11 and Who are You Now?

I originally started writing this post the week before Hurricane Harvey was anywhere near Houston. Today the devastation has reached Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina as Irma is leaving her mark on our country.  The fires, flooding, and other major catastrophic disasters have hit us in rapid succession. These types of events have a profound effect on us physically and spiritually …

Why Should I Pick Up a New Hobby?

My husband has always been known as the man with many hobbies. A while back, he woke up one morning and mentioned he wanted to learn how to play the ukulele.  By 3 pm he had a used one in hand and was taking his first YouTube lesson. A new skill to learn or adventure to pursue has always been …

Change, Faith, and Perseverance

Change and my faith have been two constants in the last decade and a half of my life. I think somewhere around our fifth move I felt good at applying the principle “bloom where you’re planted.” At the time, a lot had just wrapped up including an extended work assignment overseas separating my husband from our first baby and me …

Environments are Stronger than Willpower

The last few weeks I have been actively re-organizing and re-decorating my home and office. My boys are with their Dad for the summer, and yet for some reason, the clutter remained. I didn’t realize how much it was negatively impacting me until I started finding a place for everything, started taking down old things, and replacing them with new …

The Condition of My Heart

I have a heart condition.  At least that is what I call it.  For years I have struggled with a nagging pain in my chest.  Simple tasks like climbing the stairs with a load of laundry, sprinting after a wandering child in the parking lot, or riding a bike up a hill quickly bring on this sharp pain.  The intensity …