32 Weeks and I’m a Biker Chick!

       Different people have different types of coping mechanisms when it comes to stress, fear, and loneliness. I happen to succumb to bouts of congested busyness separated by little spurts of rejuvenation, and this week was no exception. The upside to this strategy is that my busyness keeps me on a leash that reaches just far […]

31 Weeks and a Homemade Boardgame Night!

         Britney Spears gave me some super human strength and motivation tonight on my run through the neighborhood. Something about “Oops I Did It Again” sounded off in my bones and kicked dust from the heels of my knock-off, Kmart Shape-Ups. Maybe it was the cool, post-rain breeze or maybe the old-school […]

30 Weeks and a Homemade Board Game

I’ve had several annoying experiences with families, friends, and strangers who exercise a practice of ridiculous hierarchy in their relationships. “Dogs eat after the humans eat,” “If you’re not an adult you can’t sit with the  adults,”Students need to know you’re their leader, not their friend,” and just now I heard a woman say to […]

29 Weeks and Go Fish!

        I’m having a hard time putting into words what’s going on inside of my head this week. I’ve been trying to play my strong card in the face of adversity, but the card has worn thin and so has my ability to handle people that are only surface skimmers. There’s so […]

28 Weeks and Shooting in Heels!

“The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance.” -2Peter 3:9 Yes, the days are super long, and sometimes it feels like they’re never going to end, but eventually night time comes and another […]

26 Weeks and finding Peace on the River

     Recently, a friend of mine was going through some tough stuff at home. She was worried, tired, and overwhelmed by life. She didn’t quite understand how her situation had anything to do with God teaching her something. If God isn’t constantly teaching us something, then what is the purpose of this life? He […]