Simply Thankful

This post may not have a lot of frills and thrills.  I hope you are still inspired… | Simply Thankful | Obviously the Thanksgiving season is here and in full effect… T minus 7 days until Turkey Day!!!  While I have spent the last 15 days of November reading what others have posted for 30…

Darkness. Light. Responsibility.

Early apologies that there probably won’t be any knock-knock jokes.  After reading an article concerning a young life that was taken way too soon, and I am grieved.  I just want to share what is on my heart today. |Darkness.  Light.  Responsibility.|   Darkness – dark·ness  – /ˈdärknəs/ (noun): the partial or total absence of…

Put it to Good Use

Disclaimer: I had the hardest time figuring out what I wanted to share this week. It’s not that I didn’t have any ideas, it’s that I couldn’t pick one… I didn’t have any overwhelming inspiration or focus on one topic over another. With less than one hour until posting time, I’m gonna try to pull…

This or That, or Both: Removing Limitations

Preface:  I have been wrestling  with blogging from the title “This, That, or Both” for about the last 3 weeks.  In standard Christen fashion, I talked myself out of it because, truthfully, I was talking myself out of everything (I’ll explain more later).  Some time ago, my Pastor preached a sermon from that title and,…

Watch Your Mouth

Alright so I had this beautiful blog written out, and if I’m 100% honest, it was fluff.  It was well written, but I was being more poetic than honest.  Ironically, I began the blog by saying that I would be a bit transparent and possibly a bit chatty.  I only held up one end of…

First Things First

Disclaimer:  I am going to be a bit transparent about some of my thought processes and feelings today.  Please don’t judge me, judge your Algebra 1 Part B teacher. Preface: I didn’t come up with that title…if you couldn’t figure that out.  Furthermore, the overall moral of this story will not be original either.  Some…

Sometimes it Takes Time

Today’s post is directly inspired by my current condition.  I have caught a “something.”  I have been calling it a cold but honestly, it feels a little bit like the flu.  I. Am. Miserable.  To know me is to know a few things… I have a high tolerance for pain and illness… I’m pretty resilient….

My Space

Side Note:  Yes, already!!!  As soon as I thought of a title for this blog, my brain nostalgically took a trip down memory lane.  Y’all remember Myspace???  OMG!  I loooooved Myspace.  Custom backgrounds and embedded songs, playlists, and videos…having to type out HTML codes just to get a heart and using punctuation to create a…

Are You Sure You’re Ready?

Hope for the best, plan for the worst. -Lee Child Disclaimer:  I can’t really say that today’s thought will be poetically constructed.  Today will be more like a conversation with a good friend over cup of warm apple cider or a glass of wine.  I hope we can just chat for a few. “Hope for…

Be•You•tiful

To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Reclaiming My Time

Disclaimer:  This won’t be a general message for everybody. “Reclaiming my time.”  This phrase became popular by Rep. Maxine Waters, or “Auntie Maxine” as many of us call her, as she tried to silence Treasury Secretary, Steve Mnuchin, as he, in short, wasted her time…literally.  (View the video on…well, anywhere to see.)  Because the phrase…