Lessons from Little Women

Last summer, Madilynn started ballet lessons through Christ in the Arts. Besides giving her more physical activity and developing her talents, this also means three hours in the car every week. I decided we should make good use of that time so we started listening to books. We started...

The truth about Self-Care

Have you heard the expression, "don't pour from an empty cup?" I decided to delve deeper into the phrase and learned a few things about what self-care is and more importantly what it is NOT. ...

Through the Looking Glass

Unloading for one of the few events not canceled last fall, I dropped my display mirror. I had a moment of frustration at myself, a moment of sadness because I didn’t have a backup, and finally, grace and laughter. However, I kept the mirror long enough to take some...

Year in Review: 2020

In 2020, we faced challenges unlike other years. In our family and community, we learned to do things differently (sometimes in silly ways). In February, before the world lost its mind, my sister and nephew came for my birthday. I haven’t seen them in person since, because Seattle is...

The Power of Wind

Having a tribe that encourages you and believes in you makes all the difference. I found such blessings in Sherril and Christy. Together, we set out to encourage and build other women. We have plenty of fun in the process. We ended the year by watching Wonder Woman 1984...

Expectant Anticipation

Every Sunday, we gather with other believers to worship. We sing together to both praise our Creator and Savior and edify one another. We pray together. We study scripture together. We offer contribution to continue the work of the congregation. Most importantly, we share in the death, burial, and...

Waiting on Perfect

When I graduate… When I get married… When I have kids… After the kids grow up… If you keep waiting for the “perfect time,” you will miss all life has to offer. The truth: All we have is right now, making NOW the perfect time.  A wise muppet once...

A week of waves

This week, my friends and I kicked off sharing our Wavemaker Mission. Our group grew from 15 to over 300 in less than two weeks, with members all over the world. We are completely awed and humbled by this, as well as driven to continue spreading messages of hope...

The Rainbow Princess

Once upon a time, in a faraway land, a Rainbow Baby came into the world. From the first moment, her strong will and determination were evident, as she peed on the doctor delivering her. She loved frilly things but also playing tough. She is the princess that will change...

Good, Better, Best

The people with whom we surround ourselves influence HOW we overcome, or if we choose to do so at all....