Choose Wisely

“You are being presented with a choice: evolve or remain. If you choose to remain unchanged, you will be presented with the same challenges, the same routine, the same storms, the same situations, until you learn from them, until you love yourself enough to say “no more”, until you choose to change. If you choose to…

Happiness is…

  …not taking yourself too seriously. (Anybody else reminded of that classic Cadbury Easter Egg commercial?)

Distracted Churchgoer, Part II

About a month ago, I was a little on the distracted side at church — to the point of creating a blog post about it. Well…it happened again. In all fairness, I blame these two gentlemen in front of me. They were wearing identical shirts. It’s hard to tell from this photo, but trust me. Identical….

Just Enjoy

This weekend began with expected indulgences: Friday chai, fresh-baked bread and cookie viewing at the local bakery. But a holiday just isn’t a holiday without ridiculously cute cookies to share with the office. So I helped my colleagues indulge, too. But then there was this morning. This morning was different. I got up early, picked up another…

Bunny Brunch!

A few weeks ago, I saw an ad for a very special brunch with the Easter Bunny at Bissinger’s chocolate factory downtown. Naturally, I wanted to go. However, given that my kids are wrapping up their college careers, I figured they wouldn’t be interested in painting their own chocolate bunny or high-fiving a stranger in a…

A Look at Lent

Now that Lent has arrived, I’m passing along something a friend shared on Facebook. It’s called 20 Things to Give Up for Lent:* Guilt – I am loved by Jesus and he has forgiven my sins. Today is a new day and the past is behind. Fear – God is on my side. In him…

It’s an Easter Egg Hunt!

And for the first time in years, Tanner and I got to go! Every year our church hosts a huge Easter Egg Hunt and this year pastor asked me to take photographs. Lucky me, Tanner offered to take my backup camera and help out! It’s been so long since I’ve had little ones, I’d forgotten…

Symbol of the Season

Our sweet little dogwood’s survival was in question by the end of last summer’s unrelenting heat and dry spells. By the time fall rolled around, the poor thing was clearly stressed, as evidenced by its dry, crunchy leaves that refused to drop from its brittle branches. But much to our joy, it not only survived,…