the real meaning of ‘carpe diem’

I write lists. I make check boxes. I schedule. I watch the clock. I squeeze every moment. I fill the day. And I look up at the end.  What have I done?  I am tired and dry.  My brain hurts.  My mind in knots.  I am useless by the time the sun sets.  I’ve filled […]

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 […]

priorities

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 […]

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 […]