Choose joy

One Word, One Action: Choose Joy

Resolutions. Ugh. I’m not a fan. I’m one of those sarcastic people who resolve to never make a resolution, which is counterintuitive because it’s still a resolution.  I disdain resolutions so much that I’m just now publishing a new year post three days into the new year. There is a sense of newness of each […]

Favorite Books of 2015

This was a great year for books. If you’re anything like me, then you have a tendency to get a little carried away with reading.  Even with all the books I’ve read, I still didn’t get to read all the books I wanted to read (am I the only one that hasn’t read Simply Tuesday yet?). Without […]

2015: The Year Of Calm

It’s late in the evening Christmas Day.  The gifts are unwrapped, plenty of food was eaten and nearly everyone is tuckered out.  Some of us are still up because we thought it was a wise idea to have a holiday spice flat white at 4pm. Bad choice, Sam. We’re embarking into the last few days […]

december life

Jesus Christ: A Birthday Like No Other

I’ve previous mentioned the struggles we December babies face.  Here’s a typically December birthday conversation: “Happy Birthday and Merry Christmas! Here’s one gift.” Boo. “Happy Birthday! Here’s your birthday present in Christmas wrapping paper!” Not cool. “Happy Birthday! We’re going Christmas shopping.” My mom did that one year. It’s unfair to see your mother buy […]


Thirty-three.  I turned thirty-three yesterday. Sorry, my mind is trying to wrap around the fact.  Moment of silence… Okay, I think I’m good. I don’t feel thirty-three.  I’ve almost forgotten I’m in my thirties now.  Apparently other people do too, because I get a lot of “you’re so young you’re only in your twenties” comments.  […]