Faith · Intentional Living

#AtoZChallenge: Yes

It’s the second-to-last day of the A to Z Challenge, and I can’t believe I’ve managed to make it through. Provided I manage to post tomorrow. 🙂 Today’s letter is “Y”, and I’m writing about: Yes. There’s abundant opportunities in life to say no, but that also means there are abundant opportunities to say yes.… Continue reading #AtoZChallenge: Yes

africa · Intentional Living

#AtoZChallenge: X-ray

X-ray. I shuffled slowly towards the door marked X-ray, delicately holding my right arm as pain radiated through my body. A few painful moments later, the technician turned to me, saying “It’s broken.” Thoughts began flying through my head as fear and pain overtook my senses. What was broken? What would happen now? I couldn’t… Continue reading #AtoZChallenge: X-ray

africa · Intentional Living

#AtoZChallenge: Volunteer

It’s time to hit those last few letters as the #atozchallenge winds down. Today’s letter is V, and I’m writing about: Volunteer. A huge part of my identity lies in having been a Peace Corps Volunteer. I’ve only been back to the States for about 4.5 months, after two and a half years of living… Continue reading #AtoZChallenge: Volunteer

Faith · Intentional Living

#AtoZChallenge: Uncommon

We’re getting down to the last few days of the A to Z Challenge, and some of the letters are getting a little….well, uncommon. But that’s not why I chose “uncommon” as my prompt. So, Uncommon. It’s easy to think your life is normal, like a million others, common. Your daily routine seems just like everyone… Continue reading #AtoZChallenge: Uncommon

Faith · Intentional Living

#AtoZChallenge: Thrive

Well, April’s moving fast, and there’s only about a week left of the A to Z Challenge. Today’s letter is “T”, and I’m writing about: Thrive. In life, it’s easy to just start surviving. Life gets busy…hectic. We have all sorts of things we want to accomplish, dreams both big and small, but at the… Continue reading #AtoZChallenge: Thrive

Crunchy · Faith

#AtoZChallenge: Sustain

Hello, friends, and Happy Earth Day! As a Horticulturalist/Community Garden Coordinator, Earth Day is a big day at work for me. Later I’ll be speaking with 300-ish people at an event in town (gulp) and then having a work day with some teens going through the Job Corps program. But first, I wanted to write… Continue reading #AtoZChallenge: Sustain

africa · Faith

#AtoZChallenge: Resilience

It’s yet another day of the #AtoZChallenge, and today’s letter is “R”, and I’m writing about: Resilience. During training for the Peace Corps in South Africa, we had some sessions on resiliency in the face of hardship. Living abroad, in a rural village amid mind-boggling poverty can be extremely difficult, and the staff at Peace… Continue reading #AtoZChallenge: Resilience

Faith · Intentional Living

#atozchallenge: Quell

Surrounding me lies the dead grasses of last year’s prairie: brown, chest high, stretching off towards the barren woods in the distance. A strong wind rustles each blade of grass, and the millions of gentle movements begin to form a symphony.   Music swells from the seemingly dead prairie, overwhelming in its force. A few… Continue reading #atozchallenge: Quell