I am a hypocrite. This is a realization I have come to after working nearly five years in one of the poorest neighborhoods of Columbus, Ohio. Being employed at this particular non-profit has given me the opportunity to work with real cases of poverty and abandonment. I go to food pantries and talk with the … Continue reading I Am A Hypocrite
Before discovering the art of being content and having enough, my life was wrought with the desire to purchase things I did not need, with money I did not have to impress people I did not like. Impulse buying, retail therapy, the euphoric experience of clicking on check out, handing the cashier your credit card, … Continue reading Killing the Impulse: Breaking the habit of impulse buying
One evening while sitting at my kitchen table, I scrolled through YouTube looking for the perfect music mix to enjoy my snack with. However, a question passed through my mind that gave me pause: “How often do I allow time to simply be present?” Where every morning I typically get the same things accomplished by … Continue reading Life Without Music
Sitting at my desk with a slew of emails to respond to, send and delete, I came across one concerning an issue I thought had already been resolved. This long, drawn out process had left me tired and there was nothing I had to say in the moment apart from spitting out a curt email. … Continue reading Take Fifteen
When I started this essay Rebecca and I were accepting the fact that our first pregnancy may end in a miscarriage. By the time it was completed, we had received word that we were no longer pregnant with our first child. Two weeks prior, on a Friday, we were meeting with Rebecca’s doctor and were … Continue reading Stop telling me it is “All in God’s Plan.”
The season of Lent is not to be confused as a season of perfection, and it is easy to get frustrated when there is a failure to stick to the plan. You might have purchase something you did not intend to, turned on the app you swore you wouldn't, or eaten something you aimed to … Continue reading Falling short isn’t falling off.
My coffee is hand grounded fresh every time I drink it at home. This might not be the most efficient way to grind coffee, but the practice has become a helpful experience to the start of my day for a few reasons. It keep my mornings from being rushed: Every morning I wake up between … Continue reading Why I Hand Grind My Coffee