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…

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…

E.T.L

Do you ever have those days where you come home and do not feel like cooking? It may be due to the fact that you’re tired or not in the mood for anything in the fridge. Maybe you just need to get out and be around other people. You could just be feeling a certain…

Treat People Well

Everyone on this planet has a different life and story to tell. We have all grown up a certain way, been through certain hardships, and have different ways of dealing with everything that has ever happened to us. No matter what you have gone through in your life, I believe that one thing should always…

Life Update

Happy summer everybody! I hope everyone is well and enjoying all the nicer weather we are having. I just wanted to apologize for being missing in action for the last month. I have been going through a little bit of an adjustment period in life and the transition has kept me very busy. With that…

Rain Is A Good Thing

Do you feel uneasy in some aspect of your life right now? If you do, that is a good thing. If you do not at the moment, do not fret. There will come a time in your life when you are in a difficult spot and you will have to work your way through some things. All…

Relationship or Partnership?

It has been close to a month since the last entry and I apologize for not posting an article or two during that time. The truth is, I had a couple pieces written and ready to go, but I felt as if it was the wrong time to be sharing them. I am thankful for the…

Content with Your Life

This new year has already brought a number of blessings and insights. My mind and schedule have been occupied in the best ways and it is nice to have to create time for things such as writing and reading. It has been incredible getting people contributing guest articles and the life experiences/advice everyone has shared…