One Word 365: Mid-Year Word Change?

For a few years I've been choosing one word or mantra for the year instead of making New Years Resolutions. This past January the word I chose was enough. I wanted to begin to truly believe in my own worth. That I don't have to please everyone or act a certain way or do certain things to be a person of value. That even though I have flaws and screw up and am imperfect, as a human being I am enough, and I am worthy of love. I've been trying to learn about…Read more …
Searching for Peace, Stillness, and Silence

Searching for Peace, Stillness, and Silence

It has been one heckuva summer in the Sorrell house. At the very beginning of June, we met with our realtor to talk about maybe possibly putting our house up for sale sometime in the indefinite future. We have been wanting to move closer to everyone's work. Our realtor told us if we wanted it to sell this summer, we needed to list it before the end of June. As you can imagine, we went into instant de-cluttering/repairing/preparing the house mode. Much of our summer has involved the house situation, from meetings with our realtor…Read more …

Celebrate Yourself

Yesterday was my 37th birthday. I received many heartfelt birthday greetings on Facebook, via text, email, calls, and in person. I am very blessed with loving family and friends. Ever since my kids were born, my birthday hasn't been a big deal. Part of it is that after all the energy and expense used on the kids' birthday parties, there's not much left for the adults' birthdays. Part of it is that I feel like I shouldn't call attention to myself. Part of it is that I don't like being reminded that I'm getting…Read more …
I Don’t Have a Five Year Plan

I Don’t Have a Five Year Plan

All the EXPERTS ON EVERYTHING say you should set short and long term goals for yourself. You should have plans for your life, and a map for making those plans a reality. I don't think these suggestions are bad. In fact, I like to plan ahead on most things. But right now, I don't have a five year plan.  I am in somewhat of a leadership position in my job, and a logical next step would be to go for an administrative position. However, I am not sure I want to do that.…Read more …
When I Am Thankful for My Body (Instead of Hating It)

When I Am Thankful for My Body (Instead of Hating It)

Today I have the privilege of guest blogging for Lily Dunn over at Such Small Hands. Lily is a teacher, writer, blogger, traveler, and fellow faith-wrestler. Right now she teaches English in Daegu, South Korea, but despite the distance we have become fast friends over the internet, and we hope to meet in person sometime soon! She has guest posted here before with the post Where I Found God: In Words. Today I am taking part of her Thankful Thursdays series, where I write about finding a way to be thankful for my…Read more …