Positivity Project: Reflection

Throughout the entire month of June, I embarked on a 4-week Positivity Project. My goal for doing this project was to “jumpstart” a change in mindset from seeing only the difficult and challenging aspects of life, to focusing more on the good gifts that the Lord brings us everyday through the challenges. I wanted to…

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…

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…

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…

Keeping a Spiritual Journal

Have you ever been digging through old keepsakes and come across a journal you started when you were little? I particularly enjoy those from when I was 7 or 8, where I talk about the deep struggles of broken friendships over the way someone acted during a make-believe game. Life was so rough back then….