Living a New Different (not a new normal)

Living a New Different (not a new normal)

Restrictions are lifting in my state. The common reactions are euphoria, guarded optimism, or fear of leaving the house too soon. I fall somewhere between guarded optimism and fear. What about you? Maybe, I am too cautious. Maybe, I want to see how things pan out...

Who Are Your People?

Who Are Your People?

What memories flood your mind when you think of high school? Who do you hang out with today? Did you ever sacrifice your beliefs to fit in with the crowd? Do you have people who lift you up rather than tear you down? Who are your people? All of these questions convict...

Mother’s Day Memories

Mother’s Day Memories

Memories run rampant this time of year. Many take on the persona of my mom from long ago when we celebrated her on Mother's Day. Or the memories reflect those who love this day and celebrate happily and those who don't. I know people who fall into all of these...

Listen: Standing at the Doorway of God

Listen: Standing at the Doorway of God

Have you ever stood with your ear pressed up against a door? It was almost as if you were holding your breath at the same time in order to hear the conversation on the other side. Your rapid heartbeat matched the desire to know what was going on. You barely gave a...

Let Me Not Forget

Let Me Not Forget

It started as a list. My usual place on the couch turned into my "think tank". I titled the list "Let me not forget" as I haphazardly wrote down anything that came to mind. Quickly my thoughts became more intentional and the time in my "think tank" was a sacred foray...

If I Only Had More Time

If I Only Had More Time

I imagine all the moms everywhere declaring, "If I only had more time." Calendar squares stuffed to the brim followed by requests for playdates, coffee meetups, and school events that don't make it on the calendar add to the frenzy. Hope shines eternal when an...

What a Week!

What a Week!

What a week! Blowing winds, sunshine, severe storms, and temperatures ranging from the seventies to the thirties blew in last week. It also was a week of celebrating the journey of Jesus walking to the cross. The beginning of the week was front-loaded with royal...

Before the World Went Dark

Before the World Went Dark

This is a story of dark and light, now and then, and fear and courage. It is marked with scattered hope and promises that are yours and mine. The story is ongoing and the end is not in sight. The beginning of the story walks us through normal life before the world...

EnneaWhat?? My Life as the Investigator – Lisa Burgess

EnneaWhat?? My Life as the Investigator – Lisa Burgess

Today is our last week for the Enneagram series. Thank you for sticking with me. I hope you learned a lot about yourself and your people. I am thrilled to welcome Lisa Burgess, Lisa Notes as she unpacks her life as an Enneagram Five- The Investigator. Show her some...

EnneaWhat?? My Life as the Loyalist – Wren Robbins

EnneaWhat?? My Life as the Loyalist – Wren Robbins

Today we welcome Wren Robbins, Friends of a Feather podcast host, lover of the Enneagram and a blogger. She writes and shares the ins and outs of the life of an Enneagram Six. Please welcome her and let her know if you know any sixes in the comments. Finding out my...

EnneaWhat?? My Life as the Enthusiast – Lynn Simpson

EnneaWhat?? My Life as the Enthusiast – Lynn Simpson

Today we enter the Thinking Triad with our last three numbers of the Enneagram. Join me in welcoming, Lynn Simpson, an Enneagram Seven, a gifted photographer, and lover of so many different things. Just thinking about the enthusiasm of sevens can make me tired. Can...

EnneaWhat?? My Life as the Challenger – Holly Solomon

EnneaWhat?? My Life as the Challenger – Holly Solomon

Today my good friend, Holly Solomon joins us on the blog. I was downright giddy when she agreed to come out of writing retirement to grace us all with her words. Enneagram Eights are not always everyone's favorites, but I can tell you without a doubt that this Eight...

EnneaWhat?? My Life as the Peacemaker – Ruthie Gray

EnneaWhat?? My Life as the Peacemaker – Ruthie Gray

Today the Enneagram series continues with the Enneagram Nine - The Peacemaker. Ruthie Gray dives deep into how she finally discovered she was a Type Nine as well as what this looks like in her life. I'm thrilled to have Ruthie here this week writing and helping us...

EnneaWhat?? My Life as the Reformer – Stacey Pardoe

EnneaWhat?? My Life as the Reformer – Stacey Pardoe

I am thrilled to have Stacey Pardoe here today to give us a glimpse into the life of an Enneagram One. This begins our foray into the Gut/Anger Triad. Stacey is one of those people whose writing draws you in from the first word. Enjoy her words and leave her some love...

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