How does God speak to people? If you’d asked me this question a few months ago, I would have replied quickly, straightforwardly, assuredly, giving you the obvious answers you should have known. Burning bushes. Stone tablets. Tongues of flame. The occasional Morgan Freeman voice from the heavens. And I would have been convinced I was… Read More Whispers & Nudges
As I mentioned recently, the culture of comparison we’ve established for ourselves has been weighing heavily on my heart lately. Rather than just sitting around and stewing over it, I’ve been thinking of ways I can help change the situation. I’m only one person, of course, but maybe if we join together, we can change… Read More Changing this Culture of Comparison
“it was a quick succession of busy nothings” -Mansfield Park, Jane Austen Well, that’s been life lately. The last time I reflected on my one little word, I talked about how it was going well so far (see the post here). My one little word is intentional–you can read more about why in this post–but… Read More Being Intentional (a minor setback)
(side note: If you find yourself singing Patsy Cline all day as a result of the title of this post, I’m sorry. And by “I’m sorry” I mean “you’re welcome.”) Confession: As much as I like to describe myself as a laidback, go-with-the-flow kind of person, the fact of the matter is that I worry. Constantly.… Read More Worry. Why do I let myself worry?
“I’m busy.” “I’m so tired. It’s just been such a busy week.” “One more day of vacation, and then it’s back to being busy all the time.” How often do we hear these kinds of remarks? Or make them ourselves? I spent my twenties being busy. The end of college was busy. Graduate school was… Read More The Myth of Being Busy
I’ve toyed around with the idea of blogging for a few years now, but I kept putting off starting a blog because I was paralyzed by perfectionism. I turned 30 a few weeks ago, and I’ve decided that this decade is going to be about present over perfect, and I hope to use this blog… Read More Which of all my important nothings shall I tell you first?