Practicing Empathy is Hard

I like to think I’m an empathetic person, and for the most part, I believe that description accurately defines my character. But plenty of times I’ve fallen short of being empathetic, especially with those closest to me. Recently, my husband spent most of two days with our kids on full dad-duty. I was busy working, running errands, and taking care […]

Is Excess Replacing Your Gratitude?

Full Life Reflections: December 1st With it now being December, it’s easy to look around and notice how the words “gratitude” and “thankfulness” quickly get pushed aside and replaced by the words, “excess” and “more”. Walking through a department store recently, I noticed boxes upon boxes piled up throughout the aisles. Store employees were hurrying around to unbox and place […]

Craving To Be Known

Growing up, I considered our family to be more “cultural-Christians” than actual Christians. We attended church here and there, but sports took priority. Purity in my mind was having the approval of family, upholding an image of perfection, prioritizing what others thought of me, and conforming to who they thought I should be. With this heavyweight placed upon me, I […]