It's been thirty-four months since I started this blogging journey. And what a journey it has been. I've grown and I've evolved and this blog, the brand, has been one of the greatest catalysts for that growth. Despite the visions and hopes I've had for growing and continuing to develop this blog, I've made the decision to discontinue … Continue reading Better is the end of a thing.
Growing up, there was one thing in particular that would drive my father crazy. That thing was ingratitude. As a result, it has been ingrained in me to always show appreciation to people for the things they do, especially considering that there are very few things that people must do. This week is Teacher Appreciation Week … Continue reading Why Appreciation of the “Paraprofessional” Matters
...from the "calling". I was at my part-time job on Saturday where I work with preschoolers, a few with developmental disabilities and/or social-emotional difficulties. I had been having an ongoing conversation with a parent over the past few Saturdays about some concerns, something that wasn't necessarily outside of my job description but was maybe a tad … Continue reading A Passion to Run…
I've been in church all of my life. My mother went into labor with me while she was teaching a children's Vacation Bible School class. So I guess you can say that if there was anyone who was predestined to be a church kid, it would be me. I was the church kid who stayed … Continue reading For Church Kids Who Are Grown Now & Aren’t Sure If They’re Saved Enuff
It is so hard to believe that we are nearly a full month into 2016. I used to hear older folks say how much time flies but now I actually feel this sentiment and that's not always the best feeling. There was so much fresh excitement for me entering into 2015. After a hell of … Continue reading A Giant Among Years
I was driving home from work Sunday morning, completely exhausted from a very active and emotionally draining shift. Usually when I'm on my way home from work, if I have the radio on it usually serves as white noise as I try to process my thoughts so that I can sleep decently when I get … Continue reading Anchored
I am horrible with goodbyes. This is just a fact of my life and no matter how hard I try to build up my nerves to be able to deal with people's departure or my own departure from situations, I find goodbyes to be one of the hardest parts of life for me. But the … Continue reading Better is the End of a Thing…
People change. I get really comfortable in how I feel about people and sometimes I forget that people can and will change. We all know that people change for the worst and I suppose that when you read my first sentence, you assumed that is where I was going with this. But I was reminded … Continue reading People Change