April 24, 2020

My self isolation time actually started a week before the rest of Michigan. After spending most of the first 2 months sick, I asked to work from home. Thankfully my employer graciously agreed.

It didn't take long for me to feel restless and even anxious at times. I'm us...

April 23, 2020

I'm sure I'm not the only one who feels this way.  2020 has been a challenging year for me from the beginning. If there was a return option or a start over button, I would be all about that. Never is a million years, would I have believed it was possible to literally s...

November 2, 2019

Working for a non-profit often means continually seeking ways to find support in the form of volunteers and funds. Both are needed in order for us to accomplish our mission and both can be challenging to come by.  Raising funds is never an easy task. It requires creati...

August 28, 2019

Have you ever flipped a coin to settle a dispute or to see who goes first in a game? My brother loved to use a quarter whenever we needed to settle something. He swore that flipping a coin was fair because we each got a 50/50 chance at getting our way since all quarter...

January 25, 2019

Scrolling Facebook recently a friend of mine posted his first profile picture and his current profile picture. I decided to look up my first profile picture from all the way back in December 2007. My first profile picture has always been my favorite photo of my husband...

January 2, 2019

2018 is officially gone and the fresh start of 2019 is here.  Many of my friends have had a difficult 2018 including myself. For weeks we have all been saying "I can't wait to be done with 2018!" Then this past Sunday, my pastor shared how if we are so focused on wishi...

February 18, 2018

Love is a tiny little four letter word that gets tossed around so often that many people don't really understand what love really is. It's not uncommon to hear people say "I love coffee", "I love chocolate" or "I love baseball". This tiny little word is used and abused...

January 26, 2018

January in Michigan can be challenging. The sun rarely peeks out from behind the clouds, and it's cold and damp outside. Monday mornings tend to be my most challenging. We host an outdoor food pantry. It seems like our coldest snowiest or rainiest days are on Monday. T...

May 26, 2017

 "Choose a job you love, and you will never work a day in your life"- Confucius

I recently heard someone share this. It made me begin to think about what I do. Immediately I thought to myself, I love my job. Then I thought about the many hours that I put in for my job a...

May 26, 2017

We hear the word community used quite frequently these days. But what does community really mean? Growing up I always thought community was referring to an area people lived in. A neighborhood filled with families. Since then I have learned that a community can be an e...

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