An attitude of gratitude changes everything

You know that feeling as if the world is conspiring against you? When it seems like it is one blow after another. Every time you take one step forward, you take three steps back. A few days ago I felt that way. Completely and utterly defeated. I was exhausted – physically, mentally, emotionally. Work –Continue reading “An attitude of gratitude changes everything”

All good things take time

Good is a good word to use to describe a myriad of things. Good can be the taste of a pizza or a burger we thoroughly enjoy, good can be the outcome of a successful first date, good can be a measurement of the satisfaction of a customer on a survey, good can be aContinue reading “All good things take time”

Don’t look back, you’re not going that way

The older you get, the harder discernment becomes. I feel like as children we have this innate tendency to trust and to sense what is good and pure in this world. We have our parents, our teachers, our older siblings, our cousins, our coaches, and so many influences that shape our understanding of the worldContinue reading “Don’t look back, you’re not going that way”

life changes

Currently just sitting here in my office as the catchy new Thomas Rhett tune “Life Changes” rings from our small JBL speaker. The biggest smile engulfs my face as we laugh and joke about. Oh how amazing is it to see how life changes? Exactly one year ago today I was at one of theContinue reading “life changes”

some of God’s greatest gifts

One of my favorite songs of all time, and at the moment, is Garth Brook’s “Unanswered Prayers.” How true is it that sometimes are greatest blessings in life are those phone calls that God lets go to voicemail; it is not because he is ignoring us, but because he knows something that we just simplyContinue reading “some of God’s greatest gifts”

in the eye of the storm, you remain in control

“You alone are the anchor, when my sails are torn. Your love surrounds me, in the eye of the storm…”  Imagine that. Being lost at sea. In the middle of a downpour, lightning striking, waves thrashing all around. Your sails are torn, you have no idea where you are, and you are afraid. You are cold.Continue reading “in the eye of the storm, you remain in control”

Clothing yourself in strength & dignity

“She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come. She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue. She watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness.  Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praisesContinue reading “Clothing yourself in strength & dignity”

wild women and freeing friendship

I’d be lying if I said I did not cry last night. A lot. Last night was the women’s conference “Girls Night Out” at Bayside, featuring one of my all time favorite authors, speakers, and human beings, Lisa Harper. I bought my ticket to attend this event a few weeks back and had contemplated forContinue reading “wild women and freeing friendship”

fellowship is fun!

so excited to have officially partnered up with Bayside and turned WOW into a small group offered through them. What a phenomenal opportunity to share the fellowship and friendships we’ve created at school and through WOW and be able to reach out to others in the Sacramento area. GOD IS ON THE MOVE. I amContinue reading “fellowship is fun!”