The Winter of My Soul

Winter seems so gloomy I think in part because most plants and trees appear dead. They’re not growing, not producing, not active. They do not seem alive. But perennials were designed to know their needs when winter comes. Their metabolism slows drastically so they cannot produce for a season, but they can live. If they… Continue reading The Winter of My Soul

2018 Reflections and 2019 Anticipations

The sun has set on 2018 and is now rising on 2019. It’s 3:30 in the morning on January 1st and though I should be starting to get ready for work, I am im my sweats writing, reading, refecting, and anticipating. I don’t believe we can fully know where we should be going unless we… Continue reading 2018 Reflections and 2019 Anticipations

The Skinny on Abs: why “getting abs” shouldn’t be your new year’s resolution

Welcome to that weird week between Christmas and New Years when you’re filled with cheese, confusion, and booze! Most of us are feeling fuller than normal due to your grandma’s delicious chocolate pie, your uncle’s family famous cheesey potatoes, and of course, sugar cookies piled high with frosting. The consumption of these wonderful goodies we… Continue reading The Skinny on Abs: why “getting abs” shouldn’t be your new year’s resolution

Surviving the Holidays: A quick guide on what to say and what not to say about food.

“That’s all just sugar and carbs.” This statement made to me recently would have completely devastated the girl I used to be. But it simply just angered the woman that I am now. It also reminded me as we are going into the holidays that many people have still not quite evolved in their own… Continue reading Surviving the Holidays: A quick guide on what to say and what not to say about food.

It is not well with my circumstances, but it is well with my soul.

It’s been an interesting year to say the least. In January, I injured my shoulder quite significantly. I have since then dealt with a lot of pain in it which has adversely affected my job, weight lifting, and even recreational life. This spring was an awful one for all farmers. With heavy rains through most… Continue reading It is not well with my circumstances, but it is well with my soul.

Band-Aids and Broken Bones

Do you believe in divine intervention? I do. Particularly after attempting to make an Instagram post last night. I know your thinking now, “girl! Jesus don’t care about your ‘gram!” But you see, I made a commitment to myself and to Him that I would only post things that added value to other’s lives. Though… Continue reading Band-Aids and Broken Bones

Bless Him; Change Me

I’m dating a human being. A wonderful human, but still, a human. He can frustrate me beyond measure. When he comes home late for dinner or doesn’t pick up on my not so sublet hints that I want him to take me out for ice cream, I begin to think, maybe not in so many… Continue reading Bless Him; Change Me

Guilt, Shame, and Divorce

Three years ago today, with knots in my stomach, I drove myself to the courthouse. I tried to keep my hands from shaking as I worked my way up to the courtroom I was assigned. My lawyer in the hallway coached me on what was about to happen and I flashed as confident of as… Continue reading Guilt, Shame, and Divorce