God’s interested in the small things

Sunday, I had an experience that reminded me of who I am. While I was looking at pictures, remembering a great day, I saw a picture of me wearing earrings that I used to wear on the daily. I had a passing thought of how I missed wearing them which left my head as quicklyContinue reading “God’s interested in the small things”

My inner badass escaped!

When I started my job, my intention was to keep up with the flow of blogging that I had going before I started. Well…obviously that didn’t happen. I’m not going to give you a bullshit excuse about why I didn’t do what I intended. I dropped the ball. I got overly focused on the job.Continue reading “My inner badass escaped!”

Long term vision

A mistake that I’ve made in the past is focusing so acutely on the short term that I lose sight of the long term. Some may say that I cut my nose off to spite my face. I recently read the story of Jacob, where he is wrestling with God. He wrestled with God forContinue reading “Long term vision”

Rebooting

The trees are budding here in Philadelphia, and we’re expecting our second nor-easter in less than a week. What the heck is going on with the world? In some ways, I feel like the weather right now is reflective of the journey that I’ve been on for the past few months. Times where I’m reallyContinue reading “Rebooting”

Surrender

Yesterday was one of the most difficult days that I’ve had mentally in a long time. I woke up and I was just depleted of all of my energy. I felt empty and cracked and hopeless. I was standing in quicksand and sinking quickly. Fortunately, God had other plans for me.   He drew meContinue reading “Surrender”

Sadness and fear

When I encounter sadness or fear, I’m usually very mean to them. I see them as the enemy and try to squash them. Today, I’m trying something different. I’m having coffee with them, telling them how much I appreciate their roles in my life, and discussing with them how we can work together. *Did DeneenContinue reading “Sadness and fear”

Valley of the Bones

Today is the last day of January 2018. I can’t believe we’re a month into the year already. The phrase that I am hearing today is “new beginnings.” See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland. Isaiah 43:19 This is a season of healing and restoration. This isContinue reading “Valley of the Bones”

Walking through it

Let me set the scene for you. This weekend I headed to NYC on the Megabus for an unscripted weekend. I didn’t know how long I was staying, or what I was doing, so I packed for two nights. I get a text message from the fella telling me where to meet him. I googledContinue reading “Walking through it”

Adventure

At heart, buried beneath my love of routine, is an adventurer. When I think about the times that I have felt most alive, I was heading into the unknown. Life has gotten in the way of exploration. Work. Stress. Money worries. Thus I’ve found myself wanting. The times that I’ve been the most creative haveContinue reading “Adventure”

Breaking trends

I left my job in the dental field almost six months ago. I was sick mentally and physically. I was so far beyond burnt out that I was unrecognizable to myself. Over 10 years ago, I left a church. I was mentally and physically sick. I was so far beyond burnt out from volunteering aContinue reading “Breaking trends”