Work-life balance

When It's Time for Radio Silence on Social Media

I cringed as I stared at my calendar for the next few weeks. Writing gig on Monday night. Down night on Tuesday. Host a cookout for colleagues on Wednesday. Starbucks night on Thursday night. Luncheon at work on Friday that required the preparation of a dessert on Thursday night. Rinse and repeat in a similar ...continue reading

Reflections on 5 Things I Plan to Do This Summer

Labor Day weekend. The unofficial end to summer even though the hot temperatures will linger well into September. Back in June when I talked about what I planned to do this summer, I promised to check in. How did I do? Let’s find out. Take the Sabbath to heart. This past summer, I think I ...continue reading

5 Things I Plan to Do This Summer

Ah, summer. That great, glorious time of year when schedules change, the daylight lasts longer, and temperatures are warm. I crave summer for those very reasons. It also gives me a chance to switch things up and consider tackling something I normally wouldn’t do. Here are five things I hope to do: Take the Sabbath ...continue reading

Powering Through the Crazy Times

At times I thought I wouldn’t survive. Spring has brought with it both beautiful weather and a myriad of activities. My job has become crazy and requires irregular travel. Steve’s job has required travel and rising at crazy hours sometimes. We have a puppy who, while adorable, has placed us in the middle of housetraining ...continue reading

A New Direction With My Blog

It happened. I’d drafted another blog post on writing, but for some reason, I hadn’t posted it. Stress? Maybe. Procrastination? Sure. Fear? It could be. I discovered it’s more than that. I need to follow hard after God, and if he’s asking for a change in direction, I need to answer it. What’s Happening Not ...continue reading