Resilience Against All Odds

Resilience Against All Odds

The zinnias are blooming on the front porch. They should have died, but they didn’t.

Find out what these blooms have taught me about choosing the path that leads us to thrive instead of simply survive.

Growth in Unexpected Places

Growth in Unexpected Places

For over a year now, I have strapped myself into two braces–one for my knee and one for my ankle–on a daily basis. Three times per brace, per day. When done perfectly, it takes 4.5 hours. It’s a major chunk of my day.

I never imagined these braces would still be part of my life at this point. But here we are.

And this is what I know now: growth comes from unexpected places.

The Gift of a Quick Win

The Gift of a Quick Win

When the road is long, the gift of a quick win can be just what you need to keep going. When they happen, it’s important to take note of them. They are the fuel that you need to keep going.

Choosing Grace Over Guilt

Choosing Grace Over Guilt

I caught a cold and with it all of my rhythms, routines, and to-dos feel to the wayside. I was left feeling discouraged after starting to feel better only to be knocked back down the next day. But this mantra kept playing in my head: grace over guilt.

Continuing the Climb

Continuing the Climb

Uncertainty filled the last few months. I had come to a juncture and health decisions needed to be remade.

It took awhile, but I finally realized I was exactly where I needed to be – in a place of complete surrender, an opportunity for God to fully take control.