Seven months ago I stepped off my career track to become an intern. I’m 32, and let me tell you, my life looks nothing like I thought it would. Intern. Honestly, it bothered me anytime that lowly moniker slipped out of someone’s mouth. Hello, pride and insecurity. When my job title changed, along with my stable income stream, I suddenly felt less than, like I lost my sense of self. … [Read more...] about We can do hard things
I got sick last summer. This isn’t shocking news. But really, who gets sick in the summer? Me! I came down with a nasty cold twice in a two-month period -- both times when I was traveling. I hadn’t been sick in years and was beginning to think I was invincible. The second bout of sickness came on suddenly during our family beach vacation. I woke up to find the sun shining and my nose … [Read more...] about Taste and See: Experiencing God’s Goodness
One of my dreams is to be Justin Timberlake’s backup dancer. Seriously. I love me some JT. I’m especially smitten with his song “Don’t Hold the Wall.” It’s about a guy inviting a girl to dance. He calls her from the comfort of a dark corner to the dance floor. Gripping the wall and its false sense of safety, she’s reluctant to follow at first. But finally, she steps forward, and before she … [Read more...] about Don’t Hold the Wall
I recently returned to CrossFit after a five-month hiatus. When I decided to take a break, following a reproductive specialist’s recommendation, I’d been a regular CrossFitter for several years. It’s an amazing way to work out and relieve stress. Plus, fitness is more fun with friends. So is showing up and having someone else tell me what to do. Anyone else struggle with self-discipline at … [Read more...] about Faith, fertility, and fitness: What am I giving my strength to?
Since I started this blog in May, so much has shifted in my life, including this surprise: I’m changing careers! I feel confident God has called me in a different (and unexpected) direction: ministry. My heart is beating with excitement and, to be honest, a bit of fear. It’s a leap of faith and far outside my comfort zone. But God doesn’t call us to be comfortable. He calls us to trust Him … [Read more...] about From marketing to ministry: A new chapter
I earned my bachelor’s degree during the Great Recession. Not exactly the best time to launch into the “real world.” But I wasn’t worried because I had a plan. My plan included moving 800 miles away from home to attend graduate school in the dusty desert of West Texas. Destination: Lubbock. I had only visited once before during an official recruiting trip, reminiscent -- I’m sure -- of … [Read more...] about What’s in your rear-view mirror? A story about my wild ride in West Texas