when I just want to do big things

What is the purpose of life? What do I want to be known for? What will people say about me when I die? The profound, philosophical questions of life.  The ones that stop us in our tracks.  They cause us to second guess our next steps.  To look behind to find wisdom for what is […]

you’re hopelessly small {it’s true}

I was about 13 years old when I gave myself completely over to Jesus; giving Him my life, giving Him my heart, my dreams, my everything.  What I hadn’t fully comprehended was that those things weren’t really ever mine in the first place…wait, I’m getting ahead of myself. Everybody gets to a crossroads in life.  Whatever decisions this crossroads may present, it can be […]


Out come the to-do lists.  Papers, sticky notes, pens, spirals, everywhere… lists, reminders, checkboxes.  All in the name of “getting stuff done”. I’m a get-er-done kinda gal.  I like to plow through things.  I like to check things off.  The feeling of accomplishment is intoxicating to me. All too often though, I find my work […]

rest for the weary

I’m tired. After a long weekend of running from one thing to the other, I am simply exhausted. Usually when Monday comes, I am excited for the new week.  A fresh start.  A new beginning. But today is a stereotypical Monday.  The kind in which the alarm goes off and I moan, “Already?  Not yet! […]

five minutes

Being just so type A, I thrive on schedules, regimented time blocks, routines–the whole regime.  I hate trying to just ‘fit things in’, I want everything to have it’s own allotted time block so that I can check it off my list, instead of leaving it half-done. I find my day is made up of […]

when life doesn’t go as planned

I love schedules. I love efficiency. I love planning. Sometimes, the things I write–learning them are pure torture for me. Grace?  Slow?  Quiet? Yeah, most of the time, I forget…I lose focus…I don’t get it. I want everything planned. Well, especially when it feels like everybody else’s got it figured out.  I want to have […]