Monthly Archives: October 2016

ABCs of Gratitude
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ABCs of Gratitude

Abacos – The Abacos are a group of islands that surround the Abaco Sea which is a part of the Bahamas. It is not a tourist destination nor is it an easy destination but it is special. This is where John and I spent part of our honeymoon and it has become our favorite destination. […]

How to End a Relationship Well, Part 2
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How to End a Relationship Well, Part 2

Let’s start out again with this truth, a friendship is ending here.  So is an unhealthy relationship that needs to have an end.  But there was/is also a friendship that was once beautiful and wanted and a part of the pattern of both of your lives.  But now it is ending.  Because you are desiring […]

How to End a Relationship Well, Part 1
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How to End a Relationship Well, Part 1

Breaking up is hard to do.  There is nothing easy about it because so many emotions are involved.  Precious emotions from precious people.  Pain is a part of a break up.  Not everyone handles pain with bravery or even well.  Also the person being dumped deserves your respect.  He/she was worthy to spend your time […]

Dress Rehearsing Tragedy So You Can Beat Vulnerability to the Punch
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Dress Rehearsing Tragedy So You Can Beat Vulnerability to the Punch

You are not the only one who receives good news but grimaces inside because you are waiting “for the other shoe to drop.” Or you start talking yourself down from enjoying something (like a chocolate peanut butter brownie) because you “just know” something terrible is going to happen next. Or you begin to enjoy the […]

Another Brave Dating Practice That Requires Time
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Another Brave Dating Practice That Requires Time

This is to the person who recently had to break up with a bad match. I know your heart was involved with this person and it hurts now. Pain is your beginning. Yet it still hurts—a lot. Thankfully you listened to your team and/or listened to yourself and noticed how this was a bad match […]

Playing in the Rain
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Playing in the Rain

Summer camps are designed to make lasting memories. Faith grows from one memory to the next. Think about that in your own life. If you put your faith on a timeline it would follow memorable moments that would define your faith—with the truth also being some of those memorable moments are quite painful. Hence why […]

The Brave Dating Practice You Cannot Control
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The Brave Dating Practice You Cannot Control

The core principle of Brave Dating is dating to discover who you are. This requires vulnerability, hence the bravery part. This requires you learning a lot about you, hence the vulnerability part. I will always be here to cheer you on as you grow and discover and make memories and find joy. I invite you […]

You are Something
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You are Something

You are beautiful and wonderfully created. I can’t repeat this truth enough. You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother’s womb. Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it. Psalm 139:13-14. In love God stooped down and created […]

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