Storms happen. One moment you’re sailing on peaceful waters, then all of a sudden the sky turns gray and it seems like you’re being swallowed whole by crashing waves, with nary a life raft. And yet, you’re expected to keep smiling, keep the faith, and know that the sun will shine tomorrow. That’s all nice… Continue reading Reclaiming Your Proverbial Sunshine
Tough Times Make Us Tougher
The toughest days are the most meaningful. They are tests of our strength. On these days we get a front row seat to what we’re really made of. Until we face trials, our ability is in theory, because no one really knows what they would do in a situation until they are in it. So… Continue reading Tough Times Make Us Tougher
On My Mind Now: A Formula for Personal Peace
Right now I am thinking about peace. But not the world peace type. More of the being able to remain peaceful even while doing things I don’t really want to do type. See, I just finished working out. I didn’t like it. Some people get all pumped up about hitting the gym and are genuinely… Continue reading On My Mind Now: A Formula for Personal Peace
Off The Mat Into The Fiery World
I’ve come to the conclusion that it is better to do something, anything – take some action, any action, rather than do nothing at all for too long. Yes, there are times when we need to listen to that inner voice and simply be still. But if we’re still all the time then we won’t… Continue reading Off The Mat Into The Fiery World
Expecting and Welcoming Change
But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord. ~ II Corinthians 3:18 There comes a point in life when the things that used to work for us no… Continue reading Expecting and Welcoming Change
There is a grumbling. Beneath the feet of the wandering tribes the earth trembles. Tremors felt to the core of the soul. So long disconnected from that place, so long ignored Almost unrecognizable. But there is something undeniable Too dramatic to be ignored. Not forgotten, but repressed – borne of post-traumatic stress. Breaking out beneath… Continue reading post-dramatic.
Holding the Keys to Your Own Happiness
Waiting for someone else to make you happy is like waiting for someone to feed you. As an adult, there are just some things we have to take responsibility for ourselves. It’s challenging enough keeping ourselves happy, it’s pretty selfish to put the burden on another to do it for us. It is empowering to take the burden off of others to make you happy, as you realize that you hold the keys to your own happiness.
How Do You Let Go of Someone You Want?
There seems to be a misconception that relationships are only supposed to end if interest is lost or the love is gone. It is obvious it's over in those cases and breaking up is a no-brainer. But what about those times when the love is still there? The desire is still strong, but the person… Continue reading How Do You Let Go of Someone You Want?