Have you ever been deeply hurt by someone? What about when that someone is not just anyone but someone you trusted and someone you thought cared for and loved you deeply? It’s hard to describe how soul-rending it is when that happens. It’s difficult to put into words how deep the wounds go. It’s challenging … More Why Joining a Church Is Still Hard
The envelope system has been around for a long time. The idea behind it is really simple: When you get paid, you take cash and put it in envelopes that are labeled with things like “groceries,” “eating out,” and “hobbies .” Once the cash is gone, your budget for the month is expended and you … More Using “Envelopes” To Fix Your Finances
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My wife shares some thoughts about a difficult chapter in our lives.
Let’s go on a walk through my house. My house in inhabited by my wife and I and three small humans that we’ve created over the last twelve+ years of marriage. We have a gorgeous kitchen table with a distressed look that would be perfect for posting various pictures to Instagram. But in reality our … More My Life Isn’t Insta-Worthy
I recently published what will hopefully be the first of many articles on Medium. This article was inspired by my discovery that my long time photography hobby could actually be a method of self-care when done with intentionality. You can checkout the full article on Medium at the link below. Here’s a brief excerpt: Late … More Photography as Self-Care
THERE BE SPOILERS AHEAD! Full disclosure, immediately after watching TLJ, I was not a huge fan. I’m still not sure how much I like the film. It was an improvement over TFA and there was some great character development (especially with Finn, Rey, and Ren). But I’ll just join with the chorus of folks already … More The Last Jedi and The Luke Skywalker Reformation
With 2018 came a new Dogwood photo challenge. After having a good experience with the one last year I decided to give this one a go too. In 2017 one of my goals was to be more intentional with my photography. I hope to do the same in 2018. For this week I decided to … More Week 1 – Look Ahead: “Bomb Cyclone Views”
This has been an interesting year. I’ve actually felt that I’ve had less time to listen to music. I think this is mostly because in 2016, during the 4 months that I was in Germany, I listened to music during almost all my down time. But even with my listening time lacking, there has been … More My Top 5 Albums of 2017