Category: Life Journey Journal

Risking Rejection by Peers, Past and Present – PART 2

Risking Rejection by Peers, Past and Present – PART 2

In PART 1, I covered my general history of feeling rejected by my peers and how one friendship over the years has helped me to see how differences don't need to mean division if our common ground means more. Which brings me back to the topic of peers from my past on social media and … Continue reading Risking Rejection by Peers, Past and Present – PART 2

For such a time as this – Thoughts on Easter 2020 amid Covid-19

For such a time as this – Thoughts on Easter 2020 amid Covid-19

Tomorrow will mark the first Easter in 20 years that my husband and our kids haven't gone to church. It will also be the first Easter that we haven't had all five of our kids home. With three of them living on their own, that makes us four separate households and technically, we shouldn't be … Continue reading For such a time as this – Thoughts on Easter 2020 amid Covid-19

Fourth Baby, Faith Baby Turned 18!

Fourth Baby, Faith Baby Turned 18!

Jared's 18th Birthday Dinner On Tuesday, February 4, 2020, we celebrated our son, Jared's 18th birthday. Our fourth child to enter adulthood, Jared is by no exaggeration the polar-opposite of his brother Dawson (I wrote about him for his 18th a few years back -- see that post HERE.) While our ever-expanding family ate dinner … Continue reading Fourth Baby, Faith Baby Turned 18!

Top 10 — #3 Back and Forth of Health, Plus 10 Tips for Partnering with God to Stay Healthy!

Top 10 — #3 Back and Forth of Health, Plus 10 Tips for Partnering with God to Stay Healthy!

Decade at a Glance Over the past decade I've learned to care for my own personal health and eventually recovered from severe chronic pain and fatigue as I carefully weighed every choice in order to gain the ability to work full-time. Also, our youngest son acquired severe eczema, which led to me spending most of … Continue reading Top 10 — #3 Back and Forth of Health, Plus 10 Tips for Partnering with God to Stay Healthy!

TOP 10 — #2 The Back and Forth of Work

TOP 10 — #2 The Back and Forth of Work

My intention to create a record of the top ten life experiences from the last decade and my goals for using those experiences as a springboard to live out the next decade in more positive, less draining ways has shifted a bit. After reading Chapter Nine - The Most Important List in Emily P. Freeman's … Continue reading TOP 10 — #2 The Back and Forth of Work