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From Sand to Gemstones

Refining Life's Ragged Edges

Month

May 2017

For the Love Of…

I took a little break in writing the last two weeks. Between focusing on the licensing for foster care, beautiful weather, and multiple road trips in May, I needed a break to just kinda not do anything with my brain.... Continue Reading →

Life Is Too Short. Just Love.

I need to do something productive. I had intended to take a break from a scheduled post for writing because there has been so much going on. And I didn't want the pressure. I just wanted to focus on the adoption.... Continue Reading →

The Flame

There are days when the whole world just seems to stop. You walk around and you're trying to talk to people but it's as if they're frozen. Or, you're really not there. Those are dark days for me. Days like... Continue Reading →

A Letter to Moms on Mother’s Day (2017)

  Good morning Moms, It is Mother's Day today and I wanted to give you encouragement. You have the world's toughest job. You work at every stroke of the clock. Sometimes without gratitude. Sometimes you're haggard and not put together.... Continue Reading →

A Year of Forgiveness

It's that time of year where the ladies from the church steal away for a few days to spend time together in God's word and become rejuvenated. This is only my second year being a part of this retreat but... Continue Reading →

A Different Route

Today after a fun afternoon in the sun the day before I got up a little late. Subsequently I left home a few minutes later than I needed. The road that I live on, unfortunately, is a pretty busy road. It... Continue Reading →

Mindfulness on Negativity

I'm tired of the prejudice and stigma that society has created for mental illness. I'm tired of feeling like I'm broken because of anxiety or depression. I'm also tired of feeling like something is wrong with me because I have... Continue Reading →

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