100 followers and counting! I can’t believe it. Thank you so much for sharing this journey with us. Blogging has been such a source of joy for me, and I have you to thank for that. I cherish the outpouring of faith and compassion, the growth and learning, and the sense of community that you, dear reader, bring into my life. I won’t lie though, I also feel stressed out sometimes. I’m learning to navigate a whole, new world. And that’s a big deal! Assuming I’m not alone, I thought I might offer you a few tips I’ve learned along the way. Continue reading Celebrating 100 Followers + 6 Ways to Love Your Blog So That Others Can, Too (And Even If They Don’t)
Do you ever get fired up? Does the hype around the latest political or ethical faux pas leave you scrambling to defend a hot-button issue, or to change someone’s mind? I do. I may seem sweet, but anyone who has ever lived with me knows that when I get mad, I get MAD. After all, Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned. And, when you are fired up, what does silence have to do with anything anyway? Continue reading The Power of Silence — and How to Make it Work for You
Good news! I finally broke out of my latest running slump. The truth is, until recently, I hadn’t ran consistently in at least 6 months, and— running, oh how I’ve missed you. Nonetheless, I regularly face roadblocks and ponder how clearly running relates to life. Continue reading On Self-Compassion: 3 Strategies Runners Use That Will Help You Show Up with More Confidence
I remember clearly the exact moment I received word that my sweet mother-in-law had passed away. I sat in a booth at a local bakery eating french toast over some animated girl talk. My husband ran in a relay race just outside of town. He headed home, and I drove frantically, preparing to meet him. What could I say? Or do? How could I be there for him? Continue reading What Is True Empathy?
Here’s an insight into the female mind for you: PMS = Truth Serum. Unorthodox, I admit, but I can’t be the only one who feels this way, right? Ladies, does “that time of the month” break down all of your regular inhibitions, too? If we’re being truthful, it isn’t always for the better, but speaking of being truthful… Continue reading Honesty Counts: Honoring Your Inner Truths
“But by the grace of God I am what I am: and his grace which was bestowed upon me was not in vain; but I laboured more abundantly than they all: yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me” (1 Corinthians 15: 10). Continue reading ♪ Amazing Grace ♫♬
The tragic thing about postpartum depression is, these events and resultant feelings are so much clearer in hindsight. My OB/GYN asked all of the right questions, but I was adamant— I felt fine.
I will never forget a lesson I learned several years ago, during a course I attended at university. One day, as a class, we discussed the importance of scripture, and how to improve our personal study of the Lord’s word. One individual said, “When I read the scriptures, I feel like I am spending time with Him”
I took the above picture during the 2014 Speedgoat 50K in Salt Lake City, Utah (my husband ran the race, although I love to tag along with my camera). Seeing it again reminds me of the old adage, the best view comes after the hardest climb.
This year, I tried something new and set a New Year’s resolution with just one word: intentional.
Continue reading Gratitude and Mindful Living