The Cure for Discontent

Oh, the past week has been crazy around my house. Both of my grandmothers are now living here and it is my job to be taking care of them. With just my maternal grandmother living here we hardly had any visitors. Now that my paternal grandmother is here we have had visitors almost every single […]

The Courage to Move Forward

I have recently developed an interest in Korean television dramas and movies. They are very moving and a little different from American TV shows. Most of them only last 1 season. From the first episode to the last episode, you are watching a story unfold. The completed season is the completed story. I find them […]

Overcoming Resistance

I remember how everybody told me that I shouldn’t become a preschool teacher even my family doctor weighed in on the subject. Their resistance wasn’t because they thought that I wasn’t good with young children or that they really thought that I wasn’t able to do it. They resisted because of my health. I have […]

Journal Your Dreams

Last week ended up being a hard week for me. I was sick all week, and then on Friday afternoon, I hit a dog on my way to pick up my niece and nephew from school. It was hard to take a step in any direction much less in the direction of my dreams. I […]

Choosing a Dream

I’ve been reading a lot of books lately on how to pursue your dreams. They all start in the same place. They all start with facing your fears. I don’t know about you, but I need some motivation to face my fears. Facing your fears is important, but so is dreaming. This week we are […]

Love Yourself

I have heard a question floating around the Internet lately. “Do we really have to love ourselves in order to love other people?” My answer is both “yes” and “no.” I don’t believe that we have to love ourselves in order to love other people, but I believe that if we want to love them […]

Loving Each Other

In the past few weeks, we have looked at God’s love for us, how we can show God we love Him, and facing our fears of loving each other. Today I want to look at some practical ways of loving each other. Loving Your Family Learn to speak their love languages Plan a family game […]

Tearing Down the Walls

It seems as if in the last few years I have come full circle. I spent the first 25 years of my life in a small town near Kansas City. In this town, I was made fun of and bullied, sexually harassed, humiliated by teachers, and rejected by the majority of people who knew me. […]