Live Fully in the Present

Live Fully in the Present

Pain and hardship fail to warn us about their upcoming appearance in our lives leaving us unable to prepare for what’s to come. Life flips and suddenly we are contending with a much different future from the one we designed.

The speed at which life can change sharpens the value of the present moment. But how do we live fully in the present?

Hope for the Soul in Uncertainty (Playlist Included)

Hope for the Soul in Uncertainty (Playlist Included)

We are living in highly unusual and unprecedented times.

What will happen today?
What does all this mean for the future?

We are all processing these days the best we know how—often one day at a time, and frequently, one decision at a time.

May these words provide your soul with some hope during these uncertain times.

Rare Disease: What I Wish I’d Known Upon Diagnosis

Rare Disease: What I Wish I’d Known Upon Diagnosis

Rare diseases are rare and, yet, it’s not so rare to have one. Over 25 million Americans live with a rare disease (NORD).

I’m one of them. Maybe you are too—or maybe you know someone who is.

Living with a rare disease was never in my plans, but along the way, I’ve learned that beauty and suffering can coexist. Even so, there are some lessons I wish I had learned sooner.

Remember How Far You Have Come

Remember How Far You Have Come

On the verge of quitting something good, the practice of reflection saved me. The strength to press on grows within us as we reflect on where we have been and what we have made it through.

Reflection allows us to count the fruit of the weeks, months, and years past. If you are struggling to keep going, don’t forget to remember just how far you have come.

How to Convince Yourself to Keep Going When it Feels Impossible

How to Convince Yourself to Keep Going When it Feels Impossible

The mind is a powerful tool. It can help us, or hurt us; propel us forward, or hold us back. Our mind can be used to our advantage or disadvantage – it’s a choice we have the ability to make.

We don’t always have the ability to control our circumstances, but we do have the ability to control our mind, and in turn, the power it holds over us. When the going gets tough, I’ve learned to use mental strength to pull me through.

Steps to Grow into Who You Were Made to Be

Steps to Grow into Who You Were Made to Be

God worked behind the scenes to help me break free from lies I have believed for a lifetime. It all led up to the day I realized: leaving my job allowed me to step away from who I believed I was and move toward who I was made to be.

By showing me the gifts He gave me to steward, God worked in unexpected ways; He might be doing the same for you.