Up at 7:30 am, I figured I could dread today and what all it might bring or get busy making peace for myself. So I made some comfort food. It smelled so good while it was baking. If you need a good oatmeal, the recipe is in the comments. I got it from a veganContinue reading “Oatmeal Recipe”
Monthly Archives: August 2022
RIP to My Sanity
Here’s where the erosion of your sanity will get you… Our company’s vans died literally dead seemingly all at once (ummm, today), and we are now in a pickle. So I found two online, had them brought down from Murfreesboro, TN (which took some doing), and I’ve been scrambling to figure out how in theContinue reading “RIP to My Sanity”
Valley of the Shadow Sometimes
Y’all, I feel like I’m walking through that valley of the shadow. The good news is I know God is with me. The bad news is that my humanness sure pushes fear to the forefront and tries to crowd out my faith. I won’t let it, of course. I’m all faith all the time forContinue reading “Valley of the Shadow Sometimes”
In my effort to become a Recovering People Pleaser, I vowed to spend more time with my sweet Brady. She’s 14, and she’s awesome. We have had one heck of year, and she deserves every minute I can give her. And why shouldn’t I be giving her every possible minute I can? So I shuffledContinue reading “Friday Adventures”
It was July 22, 2015, when we found out Keith had colon cancer. The doctor called us on the phone after a routine colonoscopy. We were standing outside in the yard when I put the phone on speaker so we could both hear what he had to say. It was seventy-hundred degrees, and sweat drippedContinue reading “The Spot”
Life. Smacks. Peace.
Y’all ever get up and the morning and go about your business just to be smacked in the face with a big, fat truth?! Yeah. And the funny thing about that truth is that it was there all along. It isn’t new. It isn’t a surprise. The time for all things to come together, mixContinue reading “Life. Smacks. Peace.”
Things I Learned Today / August 8, 2022
I learned today (my favorite thing I learned today!) is that teenagers are listening. When they trust you, they really do listen. They take your advice, your warnings, your words all to heart. I AM leaving a legacy, even when studio life feels burdensome. I really am. I am absolutely living the dream. (Thank you,Continue reading “Things I Learned Today / August 8, 2022”
Not-So-Personal Church. It is well, though.
Church kicked off yesterday with several super moving, extra heartfelt and encouraging songs. Hands raised. Voices loud. Then…with a wave of the choir director’s hand, a shift in musical key, and a flicker of the graphic displaying all the lyrics… “It is well with my soul.” Y’all. I’m a church cryer, right? I can’t evenContinue reading “Not-So-Personal Church. It is well, though.”
Bad Blogger, Cool Trip
I was a terrible blogger last week at the dance conference. If we weren’t in a seminar, we were moving between ball rooms or trying to find something to eat and get back. We had a tremendous week, though! Here are some highlights… I learned so much more about running my business, being a betterContinue reading “Bad Blogger, Cool Trip”
It’s ok to be messy.
It’s ok to be messy. It really is. You can forget stuff, slack on your responsibilities, be lazy. It’s ok to have been messy. I’m 100% positive about this. It’s ok if you veered off the right path, neglected your health, even made horrible mistakes. It’s ok to think messy thoughts. I know this toContinue reading “It’s ok to be messy.”