Don’t Lose Your Joy

It is so easy to get overwhelmed and feel like we are being held under the water struggling to breath during this time of craziness. The unknown of what tomorrow or even later today can bring leaves a dazed look in many a person’s eye and an unneeded tension. I see so many quotes, so…

An Open Mind

With all that’s going on in our world and all the panic being created through the media and the hoarding it’s hard to take a step back sometimes and look for the lessons or silver linings in all of this. Every day I read even more notes filled with panic, dire and dark news. These…

Spring Meal Ideas

I ran a poll and questionnaire on my instagram about a week ago asking what people wanted to hear about on my blog. I had one person ask if I would share ten of my top or ten popular spring foods and meals. I thought that could be a fun thing to maybe get our…

Overcoming Depression During Social Distancing

With all the craziness going on in the world and then the fact most of us are social distancing ourselves our mental health can definitely be affected during this time. The uncertainty of our world and all the regular normal everyday things being taken away from us can definitely take a toll on our state…

Take Care of our Minds

Where is the place that we live the most in? Where is that one spot we always return to and often can get stuck in? Where is that one place where we are most ourselves and no one can truly enter or know how we are feeling? It’s not a physical spot.. no it is…

Share Some Extra Kindness

Let’s be honest for a second (or more than a second)…. 2020 has not been the best year out there for so many reasons. It seems like everywhere we turn some disaster is happening…. The media is splashing front pages with stories of sickness, wars, politics, hate, etc…. There just seems to be something new…

Love

With the shocking passing this Sunday of Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna, baseball Coach John Altobelli and his wife and daughter Keri and Alyssa, mother and daughter Sarah and Payton Chester, basketball coach Christina Mauser, and the pilot Ara Zobayan I really wanted to share some love on my next blog post. Life is so…

Final Days in Guatemala

Now that it’s almost three months later I think I should finish up my last Guatemala post! I shared about all the different events that I participated in during the mission’s part of the trip, but my parents and I stayed afterwards in Antigua and Guatemala City for a few days so I wanted to…

Phoenix

As the legend goes, when the phoenix resurrects from the flames, she is even more beautiful than before. – Unknown  The very basic definition of a phoenix that I got off of Wikipedia was; In Ancient Greek folklore, a phoenix is a long-lived bird that cyclically regenerates or is otherwise born again. Associated with the…

A Look Back

I know this might seem strange to post a look back at 2019 now that we are in 2020, a little late to the ball you might say… but I really wanted to look back over the year and time got away from me with posting… better late than never though. My goal this 2020…

Guatemala: Women’s Health and Hygiene

Sorry about the lull in posts… Life happens sometimes and I have been busy these past two weeks with work/holiday hours and then out of town photo shoots. I am back however! AND this just stretches the Guatemala experience out more for you all since I have a few more posts to share after this…

Guatemala: Clinic Days

Who else loves the feeling of a warm shower washing the dirt off your body after a long hard day of work. Seeing all the dirt and sweat swirl down the drain away from you, leaving you clean, fresh, and renewed. That is only the surface feeling of what it’s like when Jesus’ s love…