Ordinary People- Jeremy Renner

Ordinary People- Jeremy Renner

A friend called today and said she wanted to see Wind River, the new movie out with Jeremy Renner, Kelsey Asbille and Julia Jones. And I suddenly remembered—I’m in that movie! Well, sort of. I’m an extra, bringing my “daughter” to school in one scene, and at the park...
100 Days of Rejection– or– Embrace Your Fears!

100 Days of Rejection– or– Embrace Your Fears!

My class at Georgetown, and one of our professors, Marc Busch I’ve been thinking a lot about embracing my fears lately. I’m in a master’s program at Georgetown, studying International Business and Policy– a program run jointly by...
Productivity Cheats

Productivity Cheats

Productivity Cheats There are only 24 hours in each day, and until someone starts selling time turners on Amazon, that’s all we’re going to get. The good news is that 24 hours translate into 1,440 minutes in each day. And a lot of yours are going to waste. From time...
Becoming Who You Want to Be—The Power of Positive Affirmations

Becoming Who You Want to Be—The Power of Positive Affirmations

Stephanie was edging her grass when I walked across the street this morning to say hello after getting back from my trip to South and Central America. She shaded her eyes with one hand and smiled. “You’re home!” We talked for a few minutes and I gave her the chocolate...
Resilience– 7 Steps to Bouncing Back

Resilience– 7 Steps to Bouncing Back

Resilience  When hard things happen—and let’s be honest, they happen to everyone nearly every day!—learning to bounce back is key to happiness! I’d been married 25 years when I discovered my husband was not who I thought he was. As my heart shattered into a thousand...
Silent Night

Silent Night

This year we made a short Christmas music video as our family’s Christmas card. Merry Christmas! And may the peace of our Savior be with you all year. <3 Silent...
And Is Kind

And Is Kind

I went to Italy last week, and the trip was, of course, amazing– in all the ways you are imagining, and in some ways I’m pretty sure you’re not imagining. I went to church in Vicenza, in a small American military ward (congregation), and it felt like...
Reality

Reality

Tonight after CrossFit, where I’m getting better, I had a reality hit me.  I’m completely single. Not temporarily. Not for a moment, sort of a little bit single. I’m completely single. I looked around my bedroom and it was shocking. Everything is only,...
Looking for the Dead Body

Looking for the Dead Body

I’ve been on a roller coaster lately with great highs when something beautiful happens and I find myself soaring in the clouds, seeing the big picture and feeling so blessed I can hardly comprehend it.  And then the stresses of life hit me full force, my knees...
Stretch Marks

Stretch Marks

My daughter after open heart surgery My younger sister recently had her first baby– an adorable little human with fuzzy hair, a cute nose and tiny perfect fingers.  Her baby’s entrance to this world was a bit stressful, including a C-section, the cord...