As Is!

Often I use my morning devotion as my inspiration for my blog posts.  Well, today is no different. Savor: Living Abundantly Where You are, as You Are by Shauna Niequist is my current devotional.  It is 365 days long and I started it back in May, so it’ll be with me for along time still. […]

Ten Minutes: Living in My Body

Do you ever think of your body as a friend?  Do you have compassion toward it?  What would it look like for you? -Shauna Niequist This was the question at the end of my devotional this morning.  It really spoke to me, so I knew that I needed to write about it. From Sunday to […]

Ten Minutes: I finally did it!!

It has been a long time coming.  I first brought it up to my husband back in January.  Then I kept mentioning it, getting a feel for if he could tell I was serious or thought it was just an idea that would pass. I have been at my current job for 4 years.  Each […]

Healing Words

My devotion today is about the power of words.  How they can often hurt, but we need to consciously use them more often to heal.  Think about what you say before you say it. Is it True, it is Kind, is it Necessary? The charge for the devotion was to reach out to someone with […]

Ten Minutes: Sabbath

A day of rest, who has time for a day of rest? I was out of town for the last 5 days.  Wednesday through Sunday I was at an early childhood conference a couple hours away.  I had a hotel room to myself for 4 nights.  No kids, no pup, no hubs…it was pretty terrific. […]

Ten Minutes: Find Your Rest

It’s useless to rise early and go to bed late, and work your worried fingers to the bone.  Don’t you know he enjoys giving rest to those he loves? -PSALM 127:2 Last night, Paul and I went to bed at 9pm.  This is what we do.  When we are done with all of our work […]

Ten Minutes: Please Play

Today my devotional was spot on!  As it seems to be almost daily! The topic today was “please play” and it went on to talk about how important play is among the stress and seriousness of everyday life.  It is so true! I talk about this in my training’s ALL THE TIME, but have a […]

Ten Minutes: Brave Body

Last night I had a training, so I was driving home about 845.  I was by myself and my body just felt like SHIT.  I found myself reflecting on the recent past and how terrible I have been treating myself. Earlier in the day yesterday I was walking by a window and looked at my […]

Ten Minutes: Enneagram Personality Type

I have been writing a lot lately about how much I LOVE Annie F. Downs.  Well, I do, I don’t know how I lived before 2018 without even hearing about her.  She reminds me a lot of myself only she sounds like she doesn’t ever get angry or mad. Anyway, that couldn’t be further from […]

Ten Minutes: Hold On

“You and I just have to be brave enough to hold on, even when our struggles feel like more than our hands can handle.”  Annie F. Downs “Don’t give up on life.  Don’t give up on God. Don’t give up on yourself.  Hold on to hope, love.”  Annie F. Downs I am going to keep […]