I am in the midst of a fun/interesting season of life, surrounded by new beginnings. I turn 31 today, so I'm officially "in my 30's" instead of just 30. The Cubs finally won the World Series on Wednesday night, and so begins an era of baseball without the team of "lovable losers." Next week, one of … Continue reading Head Starts and New Beginnings
There are moments in life that you never forget. For me, one of those moments took place during my first visit to the Grand Canyon. Although I am an Arizona native, I didn't lay eyes on this manificent landscape until I was a teenager. One can use the most beautiful words in all the languages … Continue reading steps, not leaps
349 days ago, I participated in Lent for the first time. Although I have called myself a follower of Jesus for over 20 years, I never realized the historical significance of Lent in the Church until a few years ago. For those of you who are unaware, Lent is an observance of the 40 days … Continue reading erasing my label
I would have said “thanks a million,” but I enjoy being precise whenever possible. Why 21,536? That’s how many people were able to have clean drinking water for a day, all because of the time and effort YOU gave for my Charity: Water partnership via my blog link. By participating in free voting and awareness … Continue reading thanks a 21,536!
One thing I have struggled with since moving to Dallas is the idea of vacation. While breaks from school allow for some rest, other responsibilities quickly fill the void. In order to get a picture of what my schedule looks like when school is back in, just head to your local school playground during recess. … Continue reading bon voyage
I can remember games I played with friends during recess in elementary school…but few compared to the game we called “lava monster.” The premise of the game was realizing that the sand was “lava,” and that only the lava monster could travel in the “lava.” Everyone else being chased by the lava monster was confined … Continue reading lava monster
Alanis Morissette called it rain on your wedding day, or a free ride when you've already paid. Irony is a strange label of circumstance which can bring humor, frustration, or even grief. However, it's at best a borderline component of existence which merely describes circumstances without defining or empowering them...right? What if I told you … Continue reading leveraging irony