This Man: Lessons from the Homeless

It was a regular weekday morning and I was excited that I had a couple hours to spare before my next meeting.  When I considered all the ways I could spend my time, the first and most gratifying option was to eat. I chose McDonald’s because it was nearby.  Pancakes and sausage, here I come! About thirty minutes […]

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Midnight Love

Midnight is the darkest hour of the night.  It’s also the scariest and most debilitating.  My pupils are dilated the most at that time because I can’t seem to find any light for assurance of the path forward. At midnight, I’m anxious and desperate for what feels like a nightmare to be over. Have you […]

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Learning to Breathe Again

I talk a lot about embracing your past and making sense of it in order to move forward. But I wasn’t living out or even believing my own words because there is something from my past that I’ve been afraid to face for six full years. It was the venue where I married my now […]

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Provision

Sometimes I think I spend more of my time worrying than I do actually living. It’s almost like clockwork: The “What if?” monsters seem to find their way into my thoughts more often than I’d care to admit. When I took this picture of the seagulls hovering around Niagara Falls, I couldn’t help but pause. […]

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How I Saw the Value in My Life Experience

Last month, I was asked to attend a seminar at Duke University.  I thought this was a great opportunity for me to gain perspective from individuals who regularly study theology and divinity, topics by which I am so intrigued.  While learning about God was my primary focus, it turned out that learning about myself was […]

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Remaining Above Today’s Cultural Norms

Today was a rare morning.  I woke up to birds chirping and a beautiful sunrise that beamed through my windows.  It put me in the mood to wake up early and do a little grocery shopping. After perusing the store for essential and mostly more non-essential items, I stood in one of the checkout lines waiting […]

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Book Review: Rising Strong by Brene’ Brown

There is nothing like reading a book that completely transforms the way you thought about your approach to life.  This book does just that. Those who are closest to me know that I absolutely love Brene’ Brown’s work. Her books are so insightful and come with tips and tricks that you can start applying the […]

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