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Submitting to the Sculptor

On the first day of school last year, I gave each one of my children a ziploc bag with playdough inside. At first, they were not sure what to think. The playdough was colorless and unimpressive, but I encouraged them to start squeezing the dough while it was still in the bag. As they did this, they began to grow […]

Impress or Inspire

Do I do what I do to impress others or to inspire them? This is a question that I ask frequently of myself. In the past, I have ¬†answered it based on the ways I assumed others would answer it. Did she think I was trying to get attention for myself? Did he think I was trying to prove something? […]

One Word~ Submit

My one word theme for 2016 was “thrive”. I entered the year with great anticipation. My kids were doing well in school and I was feeling the stirrings to pursue my passions. But by the time May rolled around, I had forgotten what my one word for the year even was and I felt buried under pressures, hurts and disappointments. […]

One Word 2016

We are already a week into the new year, but I feel about 3 weeks behind. It’s how my life has been lately. That’s what buying a house, renovating it and moving during the busiest time of the year will do to you. But as I sit fireside in our new home, I am grateful for all of it. What […]

Lessons Learned from Dignity

2015 has been a weird year. I feel like I have been on a very long blogging break and I miss writing more than I can even express- more than I’ve allowed myself time to contemplate. It’s strange to go from blogging at least 3 times a week to 2 times a month, but that has been the reality of […]