Being Present in the Midst of Overacheiving

Middle Places
July 11, 206

New Years 2016 I set out my goal of being present. At the time I thought that meant simply being more engaged with the person sitting in front of me, of enjoying the moments rather than always planning the next one, and mostly enjoying my littles who are growing up way to fast. Along the way I have discovered that being present is more complicated. It goes  deeper then just showing up. Read more on today’s post at Middle Places, Being Present in the Midst of Overachieving. 

Finding Joy in Pre-Deployment

Army Wife Network
July 5, 2016

pre-deployment finding joy

Installment #2 in the Finding Joy series at Army Wife Network was published today. The word “deployment” still terrifies me. I dread the next time my soldier comes home and says it is coming. The time leading up to his departure drags on forever and the emotions escalate, but purpose and joy can be found in the midst. Read more at Finding Joy in Pre-Deployment.

Song of Silence – A Calling and an Identity

Book Review of Cynthia Ruchti's Newest Release

I don’t know about you, but I get pretty tied up in my profession. It is a big part of who I am. For a long time, I struggled with my calling. I let other voices tell me that Pastoral Ministry was not an appropriate calling for a woman, that somehow I was misunderstanding the call […]

Song of Silence Cynthia Ruchti Book Review