Consider the Days of Growth

When I first became a mom, I began to think this would be the ultimate test meant to strip me of my selfishness. Yet, the more I am in this lane, I realize that the real test is in remaining joyful and not becoming bitter in the middle of my trying seasons. I am learning…

Woman Full of Wonder

Wonder Woman is described as a powerful, strong-willed character who does not back down from a fight or a challenge. Yet, she is a diplomat who strongly believes the pen is mightier than the sword; a lover of peace who would never seek to fight or escalate a conflict. She’s simultaneously both the most fierce…

Do Not Fear

Fear can manifest in many different forms depending on our circumstances. For some people, fear will simply take them out of the race. It has the ability to paralyze our dreams with the unknowns and what-ifs of stepping into something new; discouraging of ever starting at all. If you have known me for any amount…

Finding Capacity

“I just want someone to do the house work– you know, the cooking, cleaning, laundry– life would be so easy and I would be able to do everything I ‘need’ to do!” …ugg, sigh… I would be rich if I had a dollar for every time I have had this thought slip into my mind,…

Mary + Martha

If you are not familiar with the story of these sisters, take a minute and read this: “As they continued their travel, Jesus entered a village. A woman by the name of Martha welcomed him and made him feel quite at home. She had a sister, Mary, who sat before the Master, hanging on every…

The Comparison Thief

I am such a fan of Joanna Gaines, from the TV show Fixer Upper. She has a great eye for stunning design and her talent is a great influence in my creativity.  Just seventeen days after I launched my site, Joanna posted on her blog a new series called “Gatherings” where she will share about entertaining…

Why Hospitality?

Originally published in Refresh on October 28, 2015 Honestly, few things make my heart flutter like the sight of a well-placed table setting. I am talking about Martha-Stewart-would-be-proud details and decoration. I love spending hours preparing and hosting dinner parties. My favorite is when friends and guests visit my house and feel at home. I…