The Power of Tiny Habits

“If you plant the right seed in the right spot, it will grow without further coaxing. I believe this is the best metaphor for creating habits. The “right seed” is the tiny behavior that you choose. The “right spot” is the sequencing — what it comes after. The “coaxing” part is amping up motivation, which…

Problems or Opportunities?

  This post is a collection of thoughts I had after listening to an episode of the Craig Groeschel Leadership podcast the other day. Here is the link to the episode in case you want to listen. What do you think when you see a problem? Does your mind go into worry mode, or do…

The Hard Work

    Everyone is looking for the shortcut to their goal. Nobody wants to hear that the only shortcut *is* to do the work. Period. // The irony is that our happiness is actually found within the pursuit of the goal, not at the attainment of it. The more psychology studies human happiness and behavior,…

S.O.A.P. Notes #8 {1 John 5:21}

  Time for another SOAP Notes devotional! If you aren’t sure what I am referencing, see this post for a full explanation of this series!   Today’s key scripture is 1 John 5:21 Before I dive into the S.O.A.P note on the very last verse found in 1 John 5, I want to give some…

Re-framing Things + My Audible Library

For the last 4.5 years, I have commuted 1 hour each way to work (5 days a week). I have a love-hate relationship with my work commute… As an introvert* personality type, I love the alone time. As someone with limited free time, I hate the extra 2 hours it steals from my day. Looking…

S.O.A.P. Notes #7 {Isaiah 43:18-19}

Time for another SOAP Notes devotional! If you aren’t sure what I am referencing, see this post for a full explanation of this series!       Today’s key scripture is Isaiah 43:18-19 S:  Do not [earnestly] remember the former things; neither consider the things of old. Behold, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs forth;…

Truth Time

Truth time… I have noticed myself allowing complaining to creep into my life more and more lately. This is obviously not a good thing. Although I know it isn’t serving me and is is a habit that is damaging both to myself and to others, I have been uncertain how to break the cycle. I…

Nourish Book {Recommend Read, Devotional, Recent Reads}

Just like anything else, the state of our spiritual and physical health end up being a reflection of our actions—mostly small choices we might not even be aware of. What a blessing to realize that it comes down to being faithful with our decisions in small things, rather than overwhelmingly big ones. Even more encouraging…

Reframing Discomfort {ToL}

“Discomfort is the price of admission to a meaningful life. We experience our greatest levels of growth, we experience our greatest achievements when we are able to face into stuff that makes us uncomfortable—even if it feels difficult to do so—and we make changes in accordance with that.” -Susan David PhD  I shared this quote…

Yoda Was Wrong: Here’s Why

“Try not! Do, or do not… There is no try.” —Master Yoda If you’re not familiar with the movie The Empire Strikes Back, check out this quick clip (it’s less than five minutes) before you continue reading. Actually, even if you are familiar with the scene, humor me and re-watch it so you’ll know where I’m…

7 Day Gratitude Challenge {ToL}

Science has proven that gratitude is one of the best ways to improve levels of happiness, and reach new levels of success. Putting gratitude into practice on a consistent basis may prove to be challenging if you don’t know where to start. With this in mind, I’ve put together a list of 7 gratitude practices—one…