For When You’re Ready to Quit

The hot waffle iron sizzled as my sister drizzled batter over each crevice and shut the lid. A few minutes later she had four steaming waffles stacked on a plate, with maple syrup and whipped cream on the side, ready to serve to her hungry kids. My mouth watered as I stared longingly at this…

Resolve to Know You’re Loved

It’s January once again—the beginning of a fresh year, when slates are wiped clean and anything seems possible. While everyone else is making resolutions and wondering if they’ll be one of the 8 percent of people who actually keep them, I’m here to suggest a different approach to New Year’s resolutions. I have made resolutions in the…

When Christmas Meets Your Unmet Longings

Christmastime is filled with celebration and joy. We blare the peppy Christmas tunes, indulge in our favorite treats, and decorate our homes to the hilt with twinkling lights and garland. But beneath all the festivity, you might be experiencing feelings that aren’t so merry and bright. Sometimes, the holiday season can dig up buried hurts…

Things I’m Loving

If you're on Instagram (or pretty much any social media site) you've probably seen friends post a "favorite things" type of post or story. I've done that periodically on here but it's been a while. I was inspired to do one again by a friend's recent post of things she's loving. So here goes .…