Today I face yet another chapter in a long saga of car repairs. And, as I'm sure you know, car repairs are not cheap. Every time my car has broken in some way over the past nine months, I immediately feel surrounded by a cloud of frustration and stress. Yes, there is the hassle of… Continue reading It’s Just Money
Before any introverts go on a (quiet) rampage, muttering that introverts are just as good as extraverts and it's just because of the way culture is set up that they're at a disadvantage etc. etc... I am and always have been a major introvert. I do the whole stereotypical act: reading books late at night,… Continue reading Why Introverts Should Try to Be Extraverts (Sometimes)
You may have noticed that I haven't posted anything in the last two weeks. Or maybe you didn't, I don't know. And that's on purpose (mostly). I've decided to blog every other week rather than every week. This will hopefully lead to better content instead of just consistent content and it will give me more… Continue reading 3 Steps to the Great Schedule Purge
We can never resolve our sin by working on it. That was the first line of many that made me literally catch my breath and stare for a few minutes as I read The Cure by John Lynch, Bruce McNicol, and Bill Thrall. A few pages into chapter one and I was already filled with a… Continue reading Book Review: The Cure
Have you ever had to spend time with someone who is incurably negative? I'm sure you have - we all have. I confess that I am often that person who drags others down alongside herself. When we're in a mood to be negative, we only see the bad side of things. We think the world… Continue reading Let’s Be Positive
I will be the first to admit that our generation (the ones just coming into adulthood or just barely there) is a group that wants quick fixes. I recently wrote about how that doesn't work for our relationship with God, but almost every facet of life could benefit if we took our time. Gone are… Continue reading Slowing Down in a Speed of Light World
Have you ever found yourself in the middle of a conversation which you absolutely hated, only to discover that it was due to the other party's constant whining about their circumstances? Have you ever been in a decent mood and dragged yourself downward by dwelling on all the things going wrong - or at least… Continue reading An Experiment in (not) Complaining
For a different angle on the same subject, you can read this post. A friend of mine wrote it around the same time I wrote mine (the same day, I believe) with no collusion whatsoever. And even though we appear to be of opposite opinion, I entirely agree with what he says.
I'm also committed to follow God, which is bigger than all of my other committments combined.
Have you ever looked at your life and wanted to change things? Maybe you want to read more books, eat healthier, or memorize some verses. Antyhing, really. Those things often seem crazily out of reach at first glance, but they're usually not. All it takes is some commitment and care.