Ending 2018 Strong

2018 was one of the most interesting years that I have ever lived. I thought that 2017 would’ve held that title…but alas, I was wrong. Let’s take a look at 2018. Well, I did a lot of traveling. I got to know and love Miami. I got to NYC a few times. Oddly, I didn’tContinue reading “Ending 2018 Strong”

Time is invaluable

So…today is my Oma’s birthday. I miss her…her voice, her soft skin, her stories… I wish that I would’ve taken the time to appreciate her more…and to *know* her better. She was a beautiful woman. Everyone who was blessed to know her would tell you how kind, how giving, how funny she was. You knowContinue reading “Time is invaluable”

Being a Christian in the US today is rough.

 Don’t get me wrong. It’s not as rough as it is in Muslim countries. I can declare my faith openly here without fear of being killed, tortured, losing property or being imprisoned. Being a Christian doesn’t mean that I’ll lose my job. Before you throw stones at me or crucify me, hear me out. InContinue reading “Being a Christian in the US today is rough.”

Do the hard things

Yesterday was the first true test of my new life. I was home, in my apartment, alone…alone with my own thoughts. That can be a scary place.  I couldn’t get out of bed, for starters. I was, and frankly am, completely exhausted. From travel. From emotions. From making big decisions. From not-so-promising news. From life. Continue reading “Do the hard things”

What the fluff?!?!

This morning, I may have freaked out a little bit. I am leaving my job ūüė≥ Yea, I made a rational decision based on evidence that it is time for me to leave. Yes, I know that I know that it’s the right decision for me, and this is the time that it needs toContinue reading “What the fluff?!?!”

Growing up in faith

I always considered myself an empathetic person…I thought that I understood people’s experiences and circumstances even though I had never walked a mile in those shoes. ¬†Boy was I wrong. I’ve talked to people who had relatives who have cancer. ¬†I really thought that I understood since I had two grandparents who had cancer andContinue reading “Growing up in faith”

Period of stretching

I’m being stretched right now. ¬†Stretched thin. ¬†Financially. ¬†Emotionally. ¬†Relationally. I know that these periods are learning times and growth times. ¬†These are the times that I will one day look back upon and smile. ¬†Right now, it’s taking a lot to smile. I never thought that moving out would be easy. ¬†I love beingContinue reading “Period of stretching”

My heart and flesh cry out

I’ve been going through a very odd time lately…kind of a Jonah meets Job meets David kinda time. ¬† I’m reading ¬†Infidel¬†right now. ¬†I just arrived at the point where the author has concluded that she’s an athiest. ¬†Reading the account of her life, the torture of her childhood and early adulthood, I understand herContinue reading “My heart and flesh cry out”