Go on, pick on me.

Go on, pick on me.

I’ve been feeling a little picked on lately. This, historically, has not been a preferred experience of mine. In fact, it tends to be one that I push back against. (Hey, I’m the youngest child in a family of 5… I’ve had to survive my fair share of picking.) However, this morning while contemplating the …read more →

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Soak it out

Have you ever felt like you were sitting in a bowl of hot water? Like you’re being plunged into a steaming vat of just short of scalding liquid? Like something was being slowly burned out of you? I have, both figuratively and literally the past few weeks. Three weeks ago I had a birthday party, …read more →

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Guide me with Your eye

There are some things which we ask for once, receive, and move on. But many of our requests and needs, both in life and in our spiritual walks, require daily attention. There are a few prayers I’ve been praying for a really long time, and while I belive that God has answered them, it always …read more →

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Honest Optimism

Our words hold incredible power, I don’t deny it. It a simple fact that many of us leak negativity out in every sentence. This often leads to self-fulfilled prophecies and more negativity. So what’s the answer to this problem? Is it not so simply speak more positively? Well, maybe, but maybe not. I’ve been struck …read more →

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Muscle Memory

I’ve been teaching music lessons for 7 years now. It was one of those things that I never imagined, even scoffed at the idea of doing. However, it’s become my primary occupation… cause that’s just how God likes to work. Teaching is a great learning experience. First off, you are quickly reminded of all that …read more →

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Best check your priorities!

Right now I’m sitting in a little cafe waiting for my lunch of breakfast crepes. I’m sipping cranberry juice and soaking in the energy of the surroundings. Here I am on a Monday afternoon… All I can think is, my life is amazing. I mean, how many people get to sit in a cafe eating …read more →

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30 thoughts on 30

On this, my second day of being 30, I would like to share some thoughts – in no particular order: 1. How did this happen? 2. Apparently it’s time to pay my car insurance again… Shouldn’t I be getting a major discount now that I’m old? What’s the use of getting old if you don’t …read more →

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20 Things I learned in my 20's

On this, my last day of being 20 something, here are a few things I’ve learned (or started to learn) this decade. In no particular order: 1. Life sucks sometimes. 2. It also has moments that are so incredibly wonderful which makes the suckiness worth it. 3. The only thing in life we are guaranteed …read more →

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Don't miss the finish line

Our life is full of races. There are the little races – the 500 meter dashes, if you will – then there are the longer races. I used to think of life as just one long race, like some super marathon that we had to run whether we liked it or not. However, I’m starting …read more →

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Decades (aka. God's built-in reality check)

It’s birthday month. Yes, the celebration of me takes an entire month. I LOVE September. Other than being awesome because I was born; the weather gets more consistently cool, life settles into a more predictable routine, and well, it’s my birthday month. I always tend to get a little (more) introspective in September, but this …read more →

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