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So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness. Some days…some days are hard.  Just that.  Just plain hard.  And there are a million little reasons and a couple big why

A Few Things I Love

There are few things out there that just make me feel alive.  Sometimes I don’t even realize it until the drive home and I’m just buzzing.  Or there are times when right in the midst of things I have to step back and make a mental note to myself to make sure I realize that

A Bit Muddy

My heart longs for different places than these.  I can’t help it.  It’s this restless wandering spirit that takes over at times.  And because of decisions, good and bad, from my past, here is where I feel stuck.  It’s like my legs are knee-deep in the mud, and I’m fighting a losing battle.  You know

What Are You Doing – A Blog Tour

I became acquainted online with Michelle Woodman through a bloggers group we had both joined.  And while the group has since disbanded, I still keep in touch and read the blogs of some of the friends I met on there.  And Michelle is definitely one of them.  I send her geeky superhero and Dr. Who

Work Your Fields

Lately I’ve been abiding.  And more often than not I’m left wondering what abiding really means for me. The official Merriam-Webster definition of abide is: 1. To wait for 2.  -a. To endure without yielding -b. To bear patiently 3.  To accept without objection 1.  To remain stable or fixed in a state 2.  To

So That You May Believe

I’m reading through the book of John lately.  I think I’ve mentioned that before, but I still am.  I’m taking my time to read.  And then I’m taking my time to actually think about what I’m reading and trying to figure things out. Here’s a list of all the things I’ve figured out so far:


Yesterday was Ash Wednesday.  And as new as I am to celebrating the Lenten season, heading towards Easter, usually I’m ready and have an idea of what I will be giving up for the 40 days.  This year I don’t have a clue.  And while I’ve thought of a few things, the deeper I get

What Love Looks Like To Me

Today was Valentine’s Day.  Everywhere I looked online people, myself included, were sharing posts that resonated with them.  There were posts talking about the real reason we celebrate the day.  Posts giving shout outs to all the single people of the world.  And posts from those who just wanted to roll back over in bed


  So I read this book a couple of years ago.  This is the book I read that inspired me to start running, which inspired me to train for my first 5k, then go to bootcamp, then CrossFit and eventually train for  and complete a half marathon.  I owe a lot to this book. Since

One Year. One Word.

I got a tattoo in October.  Did I tell you that?  Probably not.  That was right around the time I quit writing for the most part.  But I did.  After years of talking about it, I finally called a couple of friends one evening and said, Hey, I’m going to go get my tattoo this