Tag Archives: Life

Why It Matters

Why It Matters

A few weeks ago I had an intriguing discussion with my father-in-law about the movie La La Land. I was telling him how I loved the movie, despite the sad ending, and he said that this was a perspective he couldn’t understand. “There’s enough sadness in the real world that I don’t want it in… Continue Reading

Lately // June 2017

Lately // June 2017

I’ll save you my usual spiel about how I can hardly believe June is nearly over, how I’m in denial that the year is halfway through, how time is flying by WAY too fast! (Though that’s all totally true.) Instead, I’ll just jump right into what I’ve been up to lately.  // READING LATELY // Thanks… Continue Reading

Resting in God’s Love

Resting in God’s Love

At the start of the year, I selected Love as my word for 2017. I know I wasn’t alone in feeling a little battered and bruised by the events of 2016, and as a new year approached, my heart was heavy over the prevalence of fear and hatred in our world. After much prayer and… Continue Reading

Lately // May 2017

Lately // May 2017

This May was the first month all year that was fairly “normal” for our family. No big events to plan for, no visitors in town. Many of our usual weekly church commitments went on hiatus for the summer. After a busy winter and early spring, it was just what we needed. I missed having lots of fun… Continue Reading

Fifteen Things I Learned in May {2017}

Fifteen Things I Learned in May {2017}

I recently listened to a podcast interview with Dan Lerner, a psychologist and strengths-based performance coach who teaches a popular course at NYU called Science of Happiness. In the interview, Lerner mentioned that knowing and utilizing our strengths is a key component to happiness. Lerner recommended a specific test  for identifying your strengths, and I (always eager… Continue Reading