Positivity Project: Week 3 Follow-Up

What a journey this project has been so far! I’ve really enjoyed seeing many changes taking place in my heart and mind through a focus on simply noticing the good gifts over the challenges in everyday life. I’ll write more about this going into Week 4, but I think the biggest change I’ve noticed is…

Positivity Project: Week 3

I am currently on Week 3 of a June project to work towards a more positive frame of mind. During Week 1, I focused on overall gratitude, counteracting a negative situation with all the things I am grateful for. During Week 2, instead of just counteracting negative thought, I worked on (and continue to work…

Positivity Project: Week 2 Follow-Up

Over the past two weeks, I have been working on a Positivity Project to alter my frame of mind, transitioning to increased gratitude and joy for all that I’ve been given by God’s grace. This week (Week 2), the theme was “Taking Negative Thoughts Captive.” My goals were as follows: Any time I think a…

Positivity Project: Week 2

For the month of June, I’m embarking on a Positivity Project in order to be more intentional about approaching all the Lord has provided with the utmost gratitude. Last week, I focused on just that: gratitude. Through three different goals, I focused on growing both my internal and external gratitude. To learn more about that…

Positivity Project: Week 1 Follow-Up

Running a day late with this post, but still on track with my schedule for the Positivity Project! Over the past week, I’ve been focusing on gratitude in order to progress towards a mindset of positivity. My three goals this week were: Three items of gratitude for one negative thought/attitude – Anytime I am tempted…

Positivity Project

Confession: I have a tendency to be a “glass half empty” person. I don’t mean to be that way, and I don’t enjoy it; it just seems to be my natural tendency to see the negative before the positive. For the first time, I’ve really been noticing how much the mood I portray affects the…

Big News!

May is one of those months where we seem to have 5000 things to do, and not nearly enough time to do it in. This month has completely flown by for us! This is a post that I wanted to write last week, but time just got away from me. We’ve been keeping a little…

A Note to Young Moms

“These are some of the best days of your life, and you don’t realize it til they’re gone. I would do anything to be a mother of little ones again.” These words from a middle-aged stranger hit me like a train as she watched me struggle with my defiant, almost-two-year-old, who absolutely and completely did…

Are You Being Scammed?

Someone shared this super interesting article with me this week about the ways that the women’s fashion industry is scamming us. I’ve heard rumors about many of these things, but it’s interesting to come across them again. The biggest surprise, to me, is that designers make clothes specifically for their “outlet stores” that are lesser…

When Your Soul Feels Dry

Prior to the past few months, I was going through a season of spiritual drought. It was brought on by several things, but I mostly contribute it to being so consumed by the difficulty of daily life during that season that my glance was taken away from God. Have you ever experienced a dry soul…

Eating Healthier One Step at a Time

Like pretty much every other American, one of my New Years’ Resolutions was to start eating healthier. However, I knew from past experiences that I was not going to be able to sustain my resolution if I tried to cut out everything all at once. I came up with a plan at the beginning of…

Present in the Storm

In February, we bought a little 1940s cottage in a town just northwest of Louisville called New Albany. We’ve really fallen in love with it–our street is quiet and peaceful, and the house itself is cozy and full of charm. It has a good-sized backyard with a detached garage that backs up to an alley…