Write Outside the [BOX]: Challenge #5

Write a story with only one character in it.  Soliloquy of a (hopeless) book nerd:  When I come home from work after a busy busy day I plop on the couch to watch Netflix. After three minutes, a scene reminds me of a book that I'm reading. Instead of pulling a book of the shelf, … Continue reading Write Outside the [BOX]: Challenge #5


Love Does: A Book with More Than Heart

"When I don't trust God's forgiveness, it's kind of like saying I really don't believe He's that good." --Bob Goff, Love Does, Chapter 19 At the time of writing this, I am soooo close to finishing the book,  Love Does, by Bob Goff, recommended by my sister. I went into this thinking that it was … Continue reading Love Does: A Book with More Than Heart

Relationships, Running, Reading, and (W)RITING (The heart of my blog, pt. 4 of 4)

By the time this makes it onto my blog (in case it ever does), I will be past this. I need a place at the moment to write EXACTLY how I'm feeling, and sometimes this pretense of actually getting it out there is better than simply writing in my journal. Maybe someone can relate to this. And … Continue reading Relationships, Running, Reading, and (W)RITING (The heart of my blog, pt. 4 of 4)

Over a Million Dreams!

There's a wonderful song on an awesome movie that came out last year (The Greatest Showman). This musical not only gives toe tapping beats, but honest lyrics and inspiring drama. If you have not yet had the opportunity to watch this, grab a friend and plop in front of the TV. You won't stay there … Continue reading Over a Million Dreams!


With the latest video post that I put on my Facebook page, and with the previous blog post, Funny Story, I got to thinking about fear. Specifically, how fear affects our lives every day and the smallest situations. I think that this includes more than just refusing to get out of our comfort zone, but rather it … Continue reading Fear

Funny Story

Funny story for the day. Usually I don't share the day of, but this was too memorable not to share. Most mornings I get up before work and walk around the park/neighborhood near my apartment. For the last couple weeks, every time I get to a specific corner, one of those black grackle birds sweeps … Continue reading Funny Story

Sharing Saturday: Mandy Harvey

You might know her as "Simon's Golden Buzzer" from America's Got Talent. Mandy Harvey went all the way to the finals on AGT, and today I'm sharing her story: As a bonus, the following moment is my favorite:  For more of her songs and information on what she is doing today, visit: mandyharveymusic.com