The learning in leaving

Today was my last day at my current job and I’m moving on to a new place. Again. I say it like that because sometimes that is how it feels. “You are changing jobs AGAIN?!” “Didn’t you just get a new job?” I did. I have only been at my current job for 14 months […]



Hope has long been my favorite word. I believe that hope is essential to life, to the soul and to my faith. Hope springs eternal from my life verse, Jeremiah 29:11. I look back upon the storyboard of my life and I know that hope has always been a theme of mine. So much so, […]

#YesAllWomen #NotAllMen

Unless you have been living under a rock the last several days, you have heard about the horrific news that came out of Santa Barbara over the weekend. A male student, with a history of mental illness, shot and killed six people and wounded 13 before he killed himself. His motive? Well besides his previously recognized yet […]

Dear Derek

On one hand it seems impossible that we’ve already been married four years. On the other hand, I feel like we’ve been together forever. Dear Derek, Though I celebrate us every day, today is a special day for words. Fours years ago we promised to love, cherish and hold each other in good times, bad […]

The Fitness Challenge….this is where I get extreme

Diet. Exercise. Weight Loss. BMI. Counting Calories. Sit-ups. Do any of these words (phrases) make you break out in hives? Yeah. So I remember waaaaay back in the day when I was in high-school, I was pencil thin (too thin, but whatever) used to eat like a horse (the worst possible foods) and exercise was more natural than […]

A Perfect Moment in Time

I love that Derek and I like to do things together. We do things apart all the time, with friends or co-workers or whatever, but we do a lot together. I appreciate that we have a lot in common and enjoy the same kinds of entertainment activities. Today we made the oh-so-familiar trip out to […]

Intentional Community

If you read this with any regularity, you know that many of my blogs are inspired by what the teaching was at church that week. This is yet another such entry. On a side note, I’d like to inform my friend Eric that I still intend to re-listen to his teaching and blog about it. […]