Boston Escapades

unspecifiedAbout a week ago, I took a mini-vacation in Boston with some wonderful girlfriends of mine. You might remember these lovely ladies from a post I did a while back. Boy oh boy was it needed. Our normal group of 5 wasn’t all able to make it, as some things have changed. One person from our group recently got married and another one is well on her way to wedding bells. Nonetheless, three of us managed to find time in our schedules to Read More

Baby Steps

baby-stepsOur one-year-old foster baby is just learning how to walk. He’s the cutest little thing, holding on to tables, chairs, and seat cushions as he tries to make his way around our family room. Tonight, I was on the floor trying to encourage him to come to me. Still feeling insecure in his ability to walk, he reached for my hand. I wanted him to trust himself, so instead of allowing him to take my hand, I stayed just beyond his reach. He tried multiple times to reach me, but because he Read More

Let’s Give Them Something To Talk About

Screen Shot 2016-02-23 at 11.18.55 PMI came to the decision tonight that there’s freedom in not caring what people think.

Unfortunately though, I have always been one to care what others think. I put effort into my appearance, partially for me but also because I question how others will see me. I resist from sharing my full heart in fear of what someone might think or do. I play out series of events in my mind to figure out how it will appear to others before I decide what action to take.

And while I do think Read More

The Art Of Knowing

Screen Shot 2016-02-18 at 10.44.51 PMKnowing someone so well that you don’t need words to communicate is an incredible thing. A knowing glance, inherently knowing how someone will react, or knowing the exact thing to say or do to make their day better, is a gift.

In my life, I have had very few people who I have this type of connection with. Few people seem to want to invest into a friendship long enough or deeply enough to reach that place of knowing. 

Truth be told, friendships in today’s world are mostly shallow. For instance, how many times do we say Read More

Fresh Air

Screen Shot 2016-02-17 at 10.48.16 PMThis time last week, I was a mess. I was angry at certain circumstances beyond my control and upset at other things that I had control over but wasn’t moving forward in.

I went through the week feeling rather overwhelmed, anxious, and honestly…feeling bitter towards my current season in life. Finding my emotions on Read More

In The Darkness

When pain goes so deep, all you can do is breathe.

Screen Shot 2016-02-11 at 1.02.13 PMEver have a moment (or season) in your life like this, reader?

What is it about grief, sorrow, or pain that pulls you in like a moth to a flame? You don’t want to stay and yet, there’s something deep inside that Read More

When The Waiting Game Isn’t Fun Anymore

Screen Shot 2016-02-13 at 11.05.39 PMIn the words of Beyonce, “All the single ladies, put your hands up!”

As Valentine’s Day Eve rolls around, many are painfully reminded of their singleness. In years past, I would’ve been moping around with watery eyes and a box of chocolate (all for myself). This year is different though.

I can’t say I don’t wish for the doorbell to ring with a delivery of flowers from a secret admirer (preferably one I’m secretly admiring too) or wish that Read More

When Should Our Heart Break

Screen Shot 2016-02-03 at 8.11.45 PMWhen should our heart break, reader? Should it break when someone passes away who we knew and loved? Should it break when we see the homeless mom on the street trying to feed her child? Or maybe it should break when we Read More

Lunch Date

Screen Shot 2016-02-02 at 9.46.17 PMThis past weekend, I met up with a girlfriend for lunch. We talked life, dreams, faith, men, careers, and lots of other things. The time flew and before we knew it, we were both needing to head our separate ways.

During the course of our lunch though, this woman encouraged me more than she might ever know. We’re relatively new friends. We met only a couple months ago at the conference I spoke at and this was Read More

Hindsight Isn’t Always 20/20

Screen Shot 2016-01-29 at 10.14.17 PMThis week flew by. I feel as though I blinked and it was over. For Pete’s sake, I can’t even believe that January is over. Were we not JUST celebrating the New Year, texting friends and family good wishes and setting resolutions?

I’ve been in a very introspective mood this past week, if you couldn’t tell from one of my Read More