Start Your Day with a Vow

  I woke up this morning with this thought on my heart.  The way we begin our days is everything.  It determines our navigation for the remainder of the day.  This morning, I’m making a declaration: I will remain in each moment and recognize the beauty within it. I will recognize how God is using […]

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Freedom Starts Here

From time to time, I like to begin my week with a quote that I believe will carry me through the good and bad of what is to come in the next seven days.  I stumbled upon this quote pretty randomly, but haven’t stopped thinking about it since…   I want to be free of […]

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Vote for Inner Peace in a World of Chaos

The United States’ presidential elections will be here soon.  Like waiting for some gut-wrenching results from the doctor’s office, we Americans wait with anxiety and fear, as if this outcome will lead to some sort of conclusion to what’s been happening.  Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you are keenly aware of the atrocities […]

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Quote on Being Brave

  Happy Tuesday, everyone! I think we all could stand to be a little braver these days.  I saw this quote and thought it was perfect to remember.  I’m going to carry it with me throughout the week as a small reminder of the little-by-little, day-by-day process of overcoming. Everyone’s bravery looks different, but let’s […]

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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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Bird’s Eye View: How to Trust God’s Perspective

  This patient bird was in a tall tree in front of my house. I shot this photo a few years ago and happened to stumble upon it the other day.   The message that speaks through this image seems more relevant now than it did back then. I remember taking this shot and thinking to myself, What is she looking […]

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Prayer: Use Me, Oh God

Dear God, Things are getting pretty bad out there.  The chaos that this world is witnessing consumes each and every one of us.  Although we are all processing these experiences in our own ways, we can’t help but to feel something.  I try my hardest to stay positive and remain encouraged by Your promises of […]

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