Month

July 2017
We all long to be a part of something. Even the most introverted among us longs to be wanted and accepted, even if only from a distance. So those moments when we witness, or better yet, participate in true community are precious. Today I was blessed to witness community at its best, not once, not...
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Sometimes all it takes is a small favor to remind you that you’re not forgotten. Maybe it’s a bouquet of dandelions or a free ice cream cone. Maybe it’s an unexpected letter of encouragement in the mail or finding $5 in the pocket of a pair of jeans you haven’t worn in months. For me...
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Have you ever had one of those nights where you just need someone to wrap you in their arms and hold you as the tears run hot down your cheeks? Have you spent a day smiling through the uncertainty and the fear and the pain? Have you watched other people rejoicing in the blessings you’ve...
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Some days creativity comes easy, some days, not so much. I never received formal training in my profession, so there are times when I take on a job and feel like I’m in way over my head. When you’re self taught, most of the time you only learn new techniques when you have to use...
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I was scrolling through Facebook tonight, not expecting much but the usual pointless quizzes and general updates about friend’s food choices or the latest adventures of their kids. To be honest, I just wanted a little mindless surfing after a few pretty rough days. I didn’t expect to be stopped in my tracks by a...
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Who Needs Reese’s? So I’ve gone 3 months without a chocolate chip cookie or a single slice of chocolate cake. I didn’t think such a thing was possible. I remember a conversation I had with my buddy Chu a couple of years ago about how his awesome wife Bethany had given up sugar and I...
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Have you ever had one of those nights where you’re laying in bed, the house is quiet, and you’re pretty sure you’re dying? Your head hurts, or you’re having a pain in the general region of your heart, or you have a stomach ache, and every possible malady that could drive a person to the...
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