africa · Five Minute Friday

Expectations {Five Minute Friday}

It’s been a while, friends, since I’ve written with the Five Minute Friday crew. So I’m joining in with the amazing #fmfparty community and writing on a common theme, for just five minutes. Today’s word is: Expect. Go. When I hopped on a plane and flew to South Africa for two years, I was told… Continue reading Expectations {Five Minute Friday}

africa · Intentional Living

Strong Women {#putonyourpearls}

When I think about strong women, I think of the women in Kudunkgwane, the South African village I lived in for two years. (Besides the women in my family, of course, who are exceptionally strong!) There was a group of women who took ownership of my school garden project. They not only show up for workshops:… Continue reading Strong Women {#putonyourpearls}

31 Days · Intentional Living

Overwhelmed {#write31days}

Life’s hard, and it’s easy to get overwhelmed. Tell me I’m not alone in this. You know how it goes. Our schedules are crammed crazy-busy-full, and still there’s more waiting to be done. Stress on top of stress, and suddenly we are overwhelmed. Whether that means blowing your top and losing it, or freezing up,… Continue reading Overwhelmed {#write31days}

31 Days · Intentional Living

Grieve the Loss {#write31days}

It’s never easy to face loss. It’s a natural part of life, and yet we do anything to avoid it. Even when we know we need to accept the loss. I’ve written about moving to South Africa, and how I resisted coming back to the USA, even though God was calling me to return. And… Continue reading Grieve the Loss {#write31days}

31 Days · africa · Intentional Living

Your Brave Decision {#write31days}

I guess I should talk about the proverbial elephant in the room. If you’ve been reading around here for a while, you may know that I lived in South Africa for two in a half years as a member of the Peace Corps. So while I’ve been talking about living brave and how often I’m… Continue reading Your Brave Decision {#write31days}

africa · Five Minute Friday

Learn Unexpectedly {Five Minute Friday}

It’s Friday, which means it’s Five Minute Friday time. After the #FMFRetreat last weekend, I was bummed to miss out on the Thursday night Twitter part due to work. However, it’s time to write! Just for five minutes, together on a common theme. To join us, check out Kate’s blog, our lovely hostess of Five… Continue reading Learn Unexpectedly {Five Minute Friday}

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Overwhelming Dreams {Five Minute Friday}

It’s Five Minute Friday, when I join up with wonderful women from around the world as we write together, freely, for just five minutes. Leaving the editor behind, we write without inhibition. Check out Kate’s blog for the link-up, #FMFRetreat information, and all the other amazing Five Minute Friday awesomeness! Go. I remember when I… Continue reading Overwhelming Dreams {Five Minute Friday}

africa · Five Minute Friday · Intentional Living

The Small Gifts {Five Minute Friday}

It’s Five Minute Friday time, where I gather with Kate and many other women to write freely, for five minutes only, all on a common prompt. Kate’s blog has all the details and the link up, but for now, it’s time to write. Today’s prompt is: Gift.   When I lived in South Africa, I… Continue reading The Small Gifts {Five Minute Friday}

africa · Faith

Writing Through 2014

Like any good blogger, as the year closes, I’m reflecting on my writing from the past year. As I meander through a year’s worth of writing, I can’t help but come to one conclusion. [Tweet “It’s been an interesting year, to say the least.”] 2014 has been a year of readjustment, settling-in, new beginnings, crazy… Continue reading Writing Through 2014

Faith · Intentional Living

Preparing your Heart for Christmas

Christmas is just a few weeks away, which is hard to believe.I think over the last few Christmases I’ve had, and I quickly begin to realize something. I’m just not satisfied with the American version of Christmas. Don’t get me wrong: I’ve had fun decorating the house and my desk at work, and I’ve bought… Continue reading Preparing your Heart for Christmas