This past weekend I headed north with 700+ students, my fellow small group leaders (Aren't we a good-looking bunch?), coaches and church staff to SpringHill Camp for what is lovingly referred to as "Snow Camp" 2018 edition. I usually take a lot of flack around this time of year. Everyone loves reminiscing about my very … Continue reading Snow Camp and Rule Breakers
I received a Day Designer planner from my parents for Christmas and immediately devoured the annual planning pages. In previous years, I've chosen a phrase or a Bible verse as my inspiration for the year but I'm letting my new planner set the course this time around. As such, I've limited myself to one lone … Continue reading Word of 2018: Engage
I have spent days researching planners. I have looked through websites. I have signed up for free downloads. I have walked through Michaels just to look at stickers and washi tape on display; I made purchases. I have even stooped to Youtube videos. Who is this person I am becoming? I don't like her.
Last night, one of my very closest friends introduced me to the Enneagram (which is a fancy way of saying that she's just cleared my schedule and given me my next time suck). I love personality quizzes, categorizations, or as Wikipedia tells me "models of human psyche." It should come as no surprise to anyone … Continue reading An Enneagram? Sounds painful.
One of my coworkers walked past my desk today with two boxes on her way to the lunch room. "There's pie," she said as she passed by. Pumpkin and apple. I have no idea what it was for but it looked delicious. And then our conference rooms were overbooked and not appropriately scheduled which meant … Continue reading Holiday Treats Come Early
Life has been a little hectic lately. In the last 7 weeks or so, I have worked in inordinate amount of overtime. Do you still call it overtime when you're a salaried employee? Not just a few late nights here and there or a few early meetings but multiple days' worth of time. Leading up to our … Continue reading Life has been a little hectic lately.
Today is my 30th day of Whole30! I cannot believe the last 30 days have gone by so quickly. In the last 30 days, I have gone without added sugars, dairy, legumes, alcohol, or grains. I'd love to boast a perfect record but I discovered some missteps along the way, mainly after I had already … Continue reading Whole30: Day 30
I am less than ten days away from completing the Whole30 program and I've got to say, I'm nervous. I'm nervous because I love it and have done so well with this program. There's something so simple about drawing hard lines about what you will and won't put into your body. I started this particular "Year of … Continue reading Whole30 Update: Day 21
How do people balance married life with child(ren)? I've been going at it for three years now and I don't think I'm very good at it. They say practice makes perfect but everyone in my family keeps growing and changing. The second I think I'm on to something, I run into a wall or trip … Continue reading The Family Teeter Totter
Have you ever merged WordPress blogs? It takes an incredible amount of time. Or maybe it takes an average amount of time but it feels like an incredible amount of time. What did I just do? Did I break it? Did I just lose all of my history? What is this going to look like? How … Continue reading 2 Blogs Combined