Challenging Self-Care

With the start of a new year, Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter are flooding with ways people can make self-care a priority in their lives.  Self-care is the idea that a person can deal with the stresses of life with easy, practical habits.  Ways to practice self-care are simple: eat well, exercise, sleep eight hours a … More Challenging Self-Care

Fall Salad

I love food.  I really love good food that has lots of colors, textures, and flavors with fresh ingredients.  I love to cook.  I love to spend time the kitchen pairing flavors together to create something new.  I use olive oils in ice cream, ice cream in bread, and will try anything once just to say … More Fall Salad

The Dragon Skin

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe will always hold a place in my heart because I honestly think that is where my heart for literature was born. Recently, though, what breaks me more is not Aslan sacrificing Himself but when Lewis provides the clearest picture of sanctification in The Voyage of the Dawn Treader. … More The Dragon Skin

The Decade Summer

Right now life is consumed with newly sharpened pencils, Common Core Standards, classic novels, and projects I have put off for months.  As the Fall starts to gain momentum and my calendar gets full, I can’t help but let my mind drift back to a few weeks ago when I was running around in Nike Tempos, … More The Decade Summer