Celebrating Lent: First Time Observing Tips for Adults

4 Tips for Observing Lent As An Adult

Lent is just around the corner, and I thought it would be helpful to give some tips. I come from a very Southern Baptist upbringing but upon my return to living in my hometown I felt a pull to go to a church just up from my house. It’s a Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), so no fire and brimstone. We have communion every Sunday, which is very different from my baptist upbringing.

My church is about growing in the word and challenging ourselves to be like Christ. Sounds easy but it’s not. Following Jesus is no easy task I tell you because I’m imperfect and any resemblance to perfection is a long ways off. The good news is I don’t have to be perfect….good thing cause it’s just not going to happen.

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4 Levels of Hurt Feelings


People can be hurtful, mean and rude. They can hurt our feelings either intentionally or not with a misspoken word or action. I can allow their attitude to affect my day, week, month or year. Really it’s up to me to decide who has control. Me or them.

Yes, it might hurt my feelings for a little bit, but I’m not going to allow someone to suck joy out of my life. It’s hard enough to come by on a daily basis. Continue reading “4 Levels of Hurt Feelings”

Goals: Be like a Divergent

Goals: Be Like A Divergent

I’m watching Divergent. When Four says “I want to be brave, and selfless, and smart, and kind, and honest”, it makes me wish everyone had the same goal. That would be nice except I know I’m not great at all of those either. I can be selfish and for sure I can be mean as hell on occasion.

I’ve developed goals for myself, but hearing him say that line in the movie made me want to include some goals that meet his criteria. I want to be more divergent. Continue reading “Goals: Be like a Divergent”

Are you willing to be an everyday explorer?


I’m committing myself to being an everyday explorer. It’s a journey of discovery through new experiences, knowledge, people, places and ideas.

I’m interested in all sorts of things and currently I’m trying to expand my knowledge on how to be a successful blogger. What does that look like for me? It means going from a WordPress supported platform to my own domain and hosting. It’s like exploring a new frontier because that is only one step of many. Continue reading “Are you willing to be an everyday explorer?”

4 Keys to Emotionally Surviving the Challenges of Life

Emotionally Surviving the Challenges of Life

How do you survive the emotional challenges? I attempted to read the book The Shack by William P. Young and could never stop crying. I finally just stopped. It wasn’t because it’s a terrible book but because the loss of a child is a parents’ greatest fear. Anyway it ranks at the top for me. I’m cruising through my HBO options and I couldn’t help but watch the movie adaptation of the book. I’m sure you guessed it…I cried like a baby. Continue reading “4 Keys to Emotionally Surviving the Challenges of Life”