Free Time

I have no idea how some people can be “work-a-holics”? Truly. I understand the concept of enjoying what you do for an occupation, but there is no way I would be able to allow work to consume my life to the point where I would rather do it over anything else. Sure, you have those…

To Persevere or Not

Persevering is a tough one, isn’t it? Or is giving up just easy? I think it is a little bit of a draw when it comes to these two views, especially in the world we live in today. It seems like the majority of us are getting the raw end of the deal in some…

We Are Better Together

When you are looking for your spouse, your goal should never be to find your “other half”. A successful life relationship takes two whole people, a common core set of beliefs/ideals, and hard work (very hard work). There is obviously a lot more to this, but you get a good start with the three ideals…

Square One Sale

What’s going on everyone! We hope you are getting geared up for spring and (hopefully) the warmer weather. There has been no significant changes to the brand, but we are intent on continuing to write inspirationally, share stories, and live the type of life where we are making each day matter. We hope you all…

Let Go

While sitting in the middle of church today, I heard one of the most profound things come out of the mouth of a 17 year old kid named Kennedy. This girl was part of a group leading worship today and she was invited to share her story. She is a junior in high school, loves…

The Path is There

The world we live in today is one that is both very visual and skeptical. Our trust is challenged daily and we are often trying to figure out what kind of angle is being worked or why something turned out how it did. Why is it so hard to imagine the amazing plan in place…

Blessed with the Best

I am a firm believer that home is wherever your heart happens to be. Home can be a place, a feeling you get when you are with the people you love, or state of mind you are taken to when you are doing things you are passionate about. All of the blessings in your life…

Your Place

I lived in Illinois for the majority of the first 26 years and 8 months of my life. It is there where I was born and grew up. It is there where most of my friends and family reside. It is there where I went to school and church. It is there where I took…

Signs

Do you ever feel like a broken record? Are you trying your best to look on the bright side, but the same things continue to rub you the wrong way? Has your positive demeanor turned into something with a more negative tone? If this is you, I want you to know you are not alone….

Be Assertive

When you are more of a reserved person, speaking up can be difficult to do. It can be quite awkward for those who are quiet by nature to take on more of an assertive persona, even when they feel like something needs to be said. I have always been more of a laid back person…

Struggle

Do you ever wonder why things happen the way they do? Do you ever feel like you work your tail off and just cannot get ahead? It can be very difficult to picture how things could get better when you are in the midst of struggle, but in all honesty, they do. If you stop…

Pursuit

It is amazing what you are able to see when you take a moment to stop, collect yourself, and live in the moment. I feel like I have not been able to do this as much lately and it makes me sad. I feel like I am scrambling and trying to figure a variety of…