A Growth Process: Transforming with Knowledge and Understanding

I feel as if I am reliving the same day over and over again. Within that concept lies another underlying problem. I'm also repeating the same things over and over again. "What did I just say?", "Are you even listening to me?", "How many times do I have to tell you?" are just a few of those…

Casting Oneself in Love and Casting Out Fears

The winter blues has me missing warmer weather and the outdoor activities that accompany it. One of my favorite summer pastimes is a family fishing day. Our family of four would regularly pack up to spend a few hours at our local reservoir. My husband and son would identity their best spot and set up…

Steep in God’s Word: How to Get the Most Out of Scripture

The chill of fall weather draws me to the comforts of a warm cup of tea with honey. Recently, I grabbed my box of tea and set out to make my cup. While waiting, I opted to read the directions on the back of my tea packet. It read: "Get the most out of every…

Perfect Love: What Fuels a Tolerable Fog to a Passionate Fire

My whole life I've seen relationships end and rarely mend. I've long witnessed broken marriages. Thus, I leave this disclaimer: I am far from an expert on relationships, let alone marriage. Then, a beautiful celebration took place one month ago as my little brother was married.  I have watched, over the past few years, how…

Choosing to Love: An Eye-Opening Revelation

I sat down to complete an online training course. Since I am certified in speech-language pathology, I am required to complete trainings as part of certificate maintenance. Little did I realize that this time-consuming obligation would be an eye-opening revelation. The training was focused on shaping negative thinking toward students with disabilities. How I, as…