I've never quite been one for resolutions, but I do have a few goals in mind for 2018, all with an underlying theme: simplifying. I began a devotional at the end of December on my YouVersion bible app called "Simplify" that takes a Christian approach to making every aspect of life easier. When it comes … Continue reading Simple.
I just finished Netflix's new series, 13 Reasons Why, and I'm feeling inspired but also incredibly saddened. A couple of years ago (May of 2015, to be exact), I witnessed a man attempt suicide. How's that for an opening? The year before, I was depressed and had thoughts of suicide myself. Going even farther back, in 2010, … Continue reading 5 Reasons To Live
Forcing pieces to fit never made a pretty puzzle and relationships, I've found, are the same way.
I don't know many people who are able to say that they even speak to their childhood best friends, but I'm blessed enough that our kids adore each other and will grow up together.
I don't want her to live a life full of fear, sorrow, and suffering. I want the world to be a better place for her, one that allows me to sleep at night knowing that she's safe. My only hope is to raise a child who is genuinely good, who not only cares about the world around her, but does something to change it for the better.
the fact that everything was new wasn't even the most appealing part of this blossoming relationship, it's that it all felt old like the perfectly worn in sweatshirt we all reach for on lazy Saturdays. And I knew.
This thing was the biggest lemon ever made, not in the sense that it didn't run properly -that wasn't the problem- rather, it seemed to be a magnet for destruction.