My New Year Rituals

Since we are a couple of weeks into the New Year, I know you’ve heard a lot of talk about resolutions and people’s hopes for what this fresh set of 365 days (well, technically 352) will bring. It’s been a couple of years since I’ve formally done resolutions, I've chose to adopt other rituals instead. Below you will find a couple of things that I have done in the recent years to orient myself to be intentional about my goals and pursuing my hopes for the year. One Word: One word is a commitment to…

A Letter to the Encourager

To my fellow encourager in the struggle, It took me over two hours to will myself out of the bed this morning. I can't really explain it. I just couldn't get up. I wish I could describe how I was feeling more eloquently, but, the only words I can manage to apply are utterly and completely drained. As familiar as this feeling has become over the years, the intensity of the exhaustion and sadness I feel doesn't become easier to bear. I don't think it ever will. I do know that I've been running from this…