On July 1st this summer, while most of the country was out celebrating Canada day and awaiting the fireworks, Ryan and I were moving our little family of three into an RV trailer out at Pleasantview Bible Camp. We would spend the next seven weeks directing camps for kids and teens, running the leaders in training program, and figuring out how to navigate life at camp with a baby.
Each day this month I will be answering one question from these December Journal Prompts. Day 9: What do you wish you did less of this year? Yesterday’s post was all about the things I wish I did more of this year. Today, I’m flipping that question around to reflect on the opposite—what I wish I … Continue reading 3 Things I Wish I Did Less of This Year
This is a timely reminder to me that Philippians 1:6 is truly in progress in my life. Sometimes I think we can become so focused on our shortcomings and flaws that we forget about this promise.
“I’m proud of you.” These are four small words that pretty much every person on the planet longs to hear. And yet, for whatever reason, a lot of us have a hard time saying them to ourselves.
This is life. Life is full of seasons. Life is constantly changing. And when you can embrace that, you are able to see the inevitable changes coming and experience fluidity rather than abrupt and unexpected interruptions in life.
Life is like that, isn’t it? You take your eyes off one area of your life to focus on another for a season, and suddenly you come back to find weeds growing up where they don't belong. Even when you’re focused on good things, those pesky seeds that you didn’t notice blowing in on the breeze can still begin to take root when you’re not paying attention.
One year ago yesterday I embarked on a new journey to become Braver Than Before. In the past year I have taken leaps and bounds in my battle against fear and anxiety, and have grown in so many ways that it is impossible to even identify them all! I am so grateful for all that … Continue reading Braver Than Before: One Year Later
It’s been a slow blogging week. I’m not sure why… I haven’t been particularly busier than other weeks. And yet I have just felt unavailable to my blog. Maybe that’s okay. Maybe I just need to embrace it when that happens. My only fear is that if I embrace it for too long, I will … Continue reading Weekly Reflections
I was looking up blog prompt ideas this morning, and one in particular asked, “What do you love about life right now?” The truth is, this has been a crazy emotional last few days. The hormones in my body must be raging out of control right now, because sometimes the tears just keep on coming … Continue reading What Do You Love About Life Right Now?
It’s the time of year when, at least in my world, everything is starting up again. As I wrote about on September 1st, this gives me a natural opportunity to have a fresh start. To reboot my system and refresh my sense of calling and purpose. And I feel like I have been doing just … Continue reading Time to Turn it Up!