Martin Luther on Marriage: 7 quotes in 7 days

  Welcome to week 1 of the #Write31Days Challenge! I am titling this series “31 Uplifting Quote Graphics” and I plan to release a beautiful image & inspirational quote every day throughout the month of October. My friend Tod White has graciously granted me access to his photography collection and permission to use his images…

31 Uplifting Quote Graphics #write31days

  Whether we are ready for it or not, October has arrived! That means it is time for the #Write31Days challenge.   31 Days is an online writing challenge where bloggers pick one topic and write a post on that topic every day in October.  As a writer, 31 Days challenges you to go deeper…

Stepping out of Isolation and into Community

  Have you ever been alone?  Surrounded by people but somehow completely isolated? Friendship has never come easily to me. I am outgoing (probably too outgoing), I like to talk (probably a little too much), and I am opinionated (to a fault). In my exuberant desire to connect with people, I tend to drive friendship…

The future is a fairy tale. Life happens today!

  Stop.  Take a breath.  Look around. What is happening in your life right now? Is your corner of the universe organized and put together, or is it messy, complicated, and exceptionally unpredictable? I don’t know about you, but the concept of enjoying the here and now makes me really uncomfortable.   Do you relentlessly…

Drowning in a Sea of Mommy Guilt

This article is for all of the moms out there who wear self-condemnation and fear like a weighted garland around their neck; women who are on the verge of drowning in the ferocious sea of guilt. Grab hold of the lifebuoy of truth I am about to share with you. Allow the One who rescued…

Establishing a Habit of Balance

  I long for a more balanced life, don’t you? We live in a society that is constantly racing towards bigger and better things. People are more connected and, sadly, more isolated than ever before. The standard we set for ourselves is perfection, and anything less than that is absolute failure. I am constantly resisting…