My friend, Amelia

This weekend I had the opportunity to spend time with my friend, Amelia. This was not easy as my schedule seems to stay full and Amelia’s health challenges have made it difficult for even a short visit. A few weeks ago I really felt that I needed to visit Amelia. It was important and I prayed that […]

Hard Does Not Equal Bad

Earlier this week I heard a couple speak at a fundraising luncheon for work. The wife, Rachel, said something that my weary and tired heart needed to hear. “Hard does not equal bad. Hard just equals hard.” Life right now is hard and intense. It is not bad, just hard. As I think about the […]

Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day! While most years I feel “meh” about this day and I will be honest, I feel that way about it again this year. I had the opportunity to be a part of something really cool that has made it less “meh”. Every year the founder of the organization I work for, Joni […]

Happy New Year!

2014 is quickly becoming a collection of memories that prove a year of personal growth amidst many challenges. I entered 2014 with my one word “fearless” being the focal point of all I did. Having one word to focus on helped me in facing all the challenges head on and learn more than I possibly could […]


I’m not sure why but I have always wanted mentors in my life. There were many years I had a constant, steady stream of mentors pouring into me their wisdom and guidance. Some where along the way the stream dried up for one reason or another. I missed having mentors/friends that I could go to and […]