Monday Mention: Brett and Paige Hoping 2 Adopt

A couple of weeks ago, my cousin shared a piece of her heart on her page, Brett and Paige Hoping 2 Adopt: “I have never been a patient person. Especially when I can’t see the end in sight. Prayer and Faith have been so important on this 3 1/2 year journey. I’m lucky to have Brett to keep me a little sane! If any of you believe in the power of prayer, we would love it if you threw some good thoughts our way! #prayer #faith #godstiming #trustinHim”
Her sweet request moved me, and, for what little difference it might make, I wanted to give them a special shout-out. Continue reading Monday Mention: Brett and Paige Hoping 2 Adopt

Celebrating 100 Followers + 6 Ways to Love Your Blog So That Others Can, Too (And Even If They Don’t)

100 followers and counting! I can’t believe it. Thank you so much for sharing this journey with us. Blogging has been such a source of joy for me, and I have you to thank for that. I cherish the outpouring of faith and compassion, the growth and learning, and the sense of community that you, dear reader, bring into my life. I won’t lie though, I also feel stressed out sometimes. I’m learning to navigate a whole, new world. And that’s a big deal! Assuming I’m not alone, I thought I might offer you a few tips I’ve learned along the way. Continue reading Celebrating 100 Followers + 6 Ways to Love Your Blog So That Others Can, Too (And Even If They Don’t)

Monday Mention: My Top 5 Favorite Uplifting and Educational Instagram Accounts

Imagine you could spend precious minutes browsing social media and not feel guilty. You may even walk away feeling lighter on your feet. So, what’s the trick? Seek out community that inspires you. Ask yourself: what content truly restores you? This looks different for everyone, but here are a few of my top favorites: Continue reading Monday Mention: My Top 5 Favorite Uplifting and Educational Instagram Accounts

The Power of Silence — and How to Make it Work for You

Do you ever get fired up? Does the hype around the latest political or ethical faux pas leave you scrambling to defend a hot-button issue, or to change someone’s mind? I do. I may seem sweet, but anyone who has ever lived with me knows that when I get mad, I get MAD. After all, Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned. And, when you are fired up, what does silence have to do with anything anyway? Continue reading The Power of Silence — and How to Make it Work for You

Monday Mention: Joy Cottage and Curating Thoughts

I want to thank Jacquie of Joy Cottage, and Pallavi of Curating Thoughts, for recommending me for another Sunshine Blogger Award! I sincerely appreciating your thinking of me. As I recently participated in one of these, I wanted to do things a bit differently today, and simply give a special shout-out to Jacquie and Pallavi, as well as answer their questions for me. Continue reading Monday Mention: Joy Cottage and Curating Thoughts

On Self-Compassion: 3 Strategies Runners Use That Will Help You Show Up with More Confidence

Good news! I finally broke out of my latest running slump. The truth is, until recently, I hadn’t ran consistently in at least 6 months, and— running, oh how I’ve missed you. Nonetheless, I regularly face roadblocks and ponder how clearly running relates to life. Continue reading On Self-Compassion: 3 Strategies Runners Use That Will Help You Show Up with More Confidence

#ShareYourPassion

What is #ShareYourPassion? Per the originator (absolutelytrueconfessions.com): “Passions give our lives purpose, motivating us to pursue those things that make our souls sing and hearts skip a beat: they’re looking glasses into the unique gifts God has given each of us to fulfill our roles in His kingdom. These should not be hidden from the world or modified to suit its preferences, but rather, unashamedly shared and used to be lights, both in our own lives and those of others.” Today I share some of my passions with you, and I’d love to know yours! Continue reading #ShareYourPassion

Monday Mention: Sherrine and Dayton Hayward + 5 Lessons Those Living with Disabilities Can Teach You

I switched up my segments this week, because the story of this incredible mother and her son has been written on my heart. I don’t have children with disabilities. I have family that battles mental health issues, but I’m not an expert. However, I listened to an interview recently on one of my favorite podcasts with Sherrine and Dayton Hayward, and I felt impressed to share these takeaways with you (feel free to go directly to the episode as well):
Continue reading Monday Mention: Sherrine and Dayton Hayward + 5 Lessons Those Living with Disabilities Can Teach You

Monday Mention: How I Built This with Guy Raz

This podcast recommendation came from a couple of friends I really admire. I am decidedly an introvert, so entrepreneurship has never been in the cards for me, but I’ve found that lessons about valuing people and braving mistakes apply wherever you’re at in your journey of becoming. So, what tips do some of the world’s most successful entrepreneurs have to share with you? Continue reading Monday Mention: How I Built This with Guy Raz

Honesty Counts: Honoring Your Inner Truths

Here’s an insight into the female mind for you: PMS = Truth Serum. Unorthodox, I admit, but I can’t be the only one who feels this way, right? Ladies, does “that time of the month” break down all of your regular inhibitions, too? If we’re being truthful, it isn’t always for the better, but speaking of being truthful… Continue reading Honesty Counts: Honoring Your Inner Truths