Why Are You Worried?

Worry. Fear. Anxiety. Ugh! The feeling when they begin to creep in – I hate it! The knot in my stomach. The way my heart races and my breathing becomes shallow. The inability to direct my thoughts towards something else – anything else! You know what I’ve noticed? The more these feelings pile on top…Read more »

The Passion

Have you ever met someone you’d define as passionate? Someone who walks into the room and suddenly everything feels a bit brighter and a lot more exciting—a person so full of life, that just being near them makes you feel more alive? Caught in the grip of intense desire, even the thought of complacency or apathy is…Read more »

Persist!

Persist. It’s a word that’s been lingering in the background of my life the last couple of years. Sometimes a whispered encouragement. Sometimes a challenge, a goal I feel too tired to achieve. It can sound inspiring – like when we hear it attributed to Olympic athletes who have endured bruises, blisters, long practices, the…Read more »

Season’s Greetings

A couple of Christmas’ ago Rob and I were particularly excited about the season. Wanting to sprinkle the dust of Christmas cheer on those we loved, we decided to make a family trip to the toy store. We felt generous and wanted to look around with the kids for ideas. We joyfully anticipated seeing their…Read more »

Journey’s End

Have you noticed how size can seem relative? When the kids are loud and running through the house, my house feels small. But when the house needs cleaning, it feels big. Really big. Too big for me to handle on my own. Sometimes, when I look around at our mess, the scale of it overwhelms…Read more »