Grace for Myself

Confession: I’m not good at vacationing. You may read that and chuckle, or think that I’m being dramatic, but it’s true. I’m terrible at stepping away, powering down & taking a break. When it comes time for vacation, my perfectionist nature starts to freak out underneath the surface. “I can’t step away until everything is…

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If there is one thing I have learned in my years on this planet, it’s that the happiest and most fulfilled people are those who devoted themselves to something bigger and more profound than merely their self-interest.

John Glen

Passion and Purpose

What are you passionate about? We’ve all heard it time and time again: You will invest your time in your passions. Recently I’ve come to learn how my generation may be missing a key detail of what passion really means. When I think of what I’m passionate about – what fills me with purpose and excites…

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We get more joy out of the hard-fought unforeseen successes than we ever could from the ones that everyone saw coming.

One very wise stranger

Always Good

Today feels somber and heavy. Perhaps it’s the never-ending cold grey skies that have lingered too long and the rain that sweeps across the ground with an air of melancholy. Or the saddening news of a bill that was passed in the late hours of the evening that hurts and dismays educators. Or the canceling…

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Writing… Again

These words were originally penned on January 4th, scrawled onto a yellow legal pad as I felt the floodgates open and words begin to bubble up like a spring. Then fear, and false humility, and a little bit of arrogance kept them on the paper. With strong encouragement by those who absolutely know me best,…

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All Who Are Weary

“How can I be praying for you this week?” The realization of my current condition set in as that simple question was asked. It was intrusive. It required me to really reflect on how I was doing.  My best friend had reached out to me, out of the blue, to let me know she saw…

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