All in Life

March Madness

I’m a member of a Toastmasters Club at my office. Twice a month we get together at lunch to brush up on our public speaking skills. People give organized speeches, we answer table topics, and share short stories centered around a theme.

This week we shared stories related to “March Madness”. I wrote something quickly on my commute into work that day and shared it with the group, and then I decided to publish it here on my blog! This is a little off-beat from my typical posts, but I thought it would be fun to shake things up. Let me know what you think! …

Are You Tired? Burned Out? Try Practicing This...

It’s been a solid two months since I felt the urge to write. In my last blog post, I wrote about my 2019 word for the year - rest. I can honestly say the word “rest” has been deeply pressed on my heart and affirmed over and over again these last two months. One of the ways I feel called to rest this year is by figuring out what it looks like for me to honor the Sabbath. This last week, I finally felt a nudge to write and share about how it’s been going, where I’m currently at, and what I’ve learned so far…

My 2019 Word of the Year

At the end of every year I take time to pray, mediate, and journal about the last twelve months and about the year ahead. I always fill out some sort of New Years worksheet to help guide me. In the past, I’ve either used my own, or one created by The Well Studio. I’ve done this since 2014 and have kept all of my old worksheets. Yesterday I spent some time reflecting on the last five years. It was so encouraging to visually see how I’ve grown, where my priorities have changed, and how God continues to show up with each passing year…

She's Due Any Day Now!

Last weekend I went to my brother & sister-in-law's house to do a baby bump photo session. If you've been following along with my blog then you know that last spring I bought a new camera and took a photography class. I'm slowly getting more comfortable shooting in manual...

Awkward Family Photos...

Merry Christmas Eve everyone! Man does it feel good to be off work (for 12 whole days, eek!) and boy am I excited to see my family later (some I haven't seen in a whole year!). One of my favorite parts about the holidays is giving and receiving holiday cards. It's such a nice tradition...