Well, to be truthful, I've just finished the book. I had to wait until the very end to write this because it stretched me and I needed to know where it finished. The title alone tells you that this book falls wildly outside of the ordinary. The author manifests a purposefully unconventional approach to Christianity … Continue reading Currently Reading: Bandersnatch
I am an organization junkie. I don't have all of the acrylic containers, expensive food storage, or wicker baskets to prove it but believe me when I tell you that I research this stuff constantly. I follow well known organizers on social media. I buy their books. I participate in their online challenges. I use … Continue reading Currently Watching: The True Cost
2018 is shaping up to be the year of books for me and I. am. not. mad. about it. After finishing Start with Why, I picked up Brené Brown's Daring Greatly. It belongs to a really good girlfriend of mine who may or may not remember I still have it. Surprise! It's still heeeeeere! The timing wasn't … Continue reading Currently Reading: Daring Greatly
I'm currently sitting in the airport which is a place I haven't been in quite some time. I'm traveling for work, making my way to a 6 day training which will end with some new certifications and knowledge about how to better support my team. 6 days. With an additional day devoted to travel. It's … Continue reading A 3 Year Old’s Goodbye
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
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.
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.
Now you've heard my idea of a future tidy life but Kondo doesn't stop there. "Why?" she asks. Why? Why? Why? Why? 3-5 times she asks for each desire. Why do I have clothes out the night before? To take a decision out of my morning. To get ready earlier. To be on time. To … Continue reading The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up (Part II)
I've gone soft. The change happened over a span of 8 years while adjusting to and then permanently residing in West Michigan. The adaptations have been gradual, of course, but the reality hit me today like a rush hour traffic jam on 696. Fast. When I left the Detroit area, I left in my black … Continue reading Detroit Blood