Category Archives: faith & hope

Hello Monday :: Encouragement for Your Week

Here we are staring down a Monday smack dab in the middle of December. December is famous for mile-high to do lists and a whole slew of frenzied activities.

I know the point behind all the commotion is to celebrate the season. And I’m all for celebrating. But as we go through this week let’s not let busy cloud peace.

Let’s choose our activities wisely. Let’s enjoy the people more than the stuff.

Be careful with expectations – of others and yourself. Let’s dole out requirements sparingly.

Find joy in the moments this week – the busy ones, the quiet ones and the not-so-quiet ones.


Hello Monday :: Encouragement for Your Week

Mondays get a bad rap. We dread them, complain about them and wish they didn’t have to happen so often. I’ve never, not once in my entire life, heard someone say Monday is their favorite day of the week.

Maybe we could change the way we look at them? Maybe we could approach Monday with a new mindset? Mondays can be our fresh start to a new week. And the best way to start a new week? With a heart heaped full of thankfulness.

As we head into this week may we look hard at the good. Let’s give thanks for our freedom and for all those who paid the price for it.

Let us see the beauty in the fall leaves, the snow-capped mountains, the amber waves of grain.

Let’s walk into this week with our eyes wide open, let us see the beauty, let us see the gifts in every single day. And when we see, let us not forget to whisper thanks.

On this Veteran’s Day I’m proclaiming thanks for those who have served. Service is such a beautiful gift. And my heart swells with gratitude and my eyes hold back tears at the very thought of their selflessness.

The A-list :: Mercy House Kenya

I’m kicking off something new here on the blog – we’ll call it The A-list. Monthly-ish I’ll be telling you about a person, place, or thing that I think is above awesome. I’ll be sharing about organizations and people I admire, support, and believe to be all-around super. [Side note: Speaking of new stuff hereContinue Reading

Encouragement for Your Week

Happy Monday, friends. The mornings are dark and cold and it’s tempting to stay wrapped in the warm covers. But it’s hard to live life from there. So instead the new week invites us in — ready or not Monday is here. If you find yourself overwhelmed from the get-go, if anxiety wants to linkContinue Reading

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