A Look Back – 2016

It is hard to believe that 2017 is already here. Towards the end of 2016 I was definitely ready for the new year to begin. Last year proved to be a very hard year. It wasn’t bad but, it was very hard. I was completely worn out from all that took place last year. There were […]

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 […]

A Little Downtime

Life has been busy. As you can imagine my time is limited and my desire to get posts out often is not panning out like I had hoped for this year. The things that keep me busy are work, school, and family. I have written quite a bit but that has been mostly for school […]

Heartbreak and Joy

  Yesterday was a hard day. I woke up at 3am to see that I had a couple texts from a friend that caused me to wake up a bit more than I planned. (She sent them much earlier in the evening.) As I laid in bed wondering what in the world was happening I […]


There have been a lot of transitions that have taken place in my life the last three months. In the beginning of the year I had no idea I would be going through a season of this many transitions. They are both personal and professional. (Don’t worry, I still work for Joni and Friends!) I have […]