The Daniel Plan: Final Thoughts

It's over. Done. Complete. Finito. (Not sure if that's really a word, but it has a nice ring to it, doesn't it?) My Daniel Plan small group has reached the end of the road. And truth be told, I'm a little sad. As much as I am going to appreciate a less hectic Monday, I will miss…

The Daniel Plan: Take 2

The Daniel Plan Chapter 4. I wasn't looking forward to reading it. Not even a little bit. I was, in fact, feeling a bit apprehensive. Chapter 4? Food. A little background knowledge about me: I'm kinda well read when it comes to food. Barnes and Noble has actually named a wing after me. Kidding. So you're probably…

A Journey of Thought (Hold on! This is going to be quite a ride.)

When I left school on the Friday before Winter Break, my lesson plans for the week of my return were printed, 3 hole punched, and carefully placed in my trustworthy black binder that sits on my desk.  I had prepared for each lesson by writing personal examples, creating presentations, recording the presentations (more times than necessary...sucks being a perfectionist), and uploading them all to Schoology…

The Search Begins

It's been over 4 years now. Over 4 years since the consequences caught up to me, forcing me to reevaluate my life. Over 4 years since realizing I needed to break free of the accompanying mentality. I was unhealthy physically and mentally. It was a pretty miserable existence and I felt trapped.  (My story as featured…

Does Everything Happen for a Reason?

Everything happens for a reason. I don't know how many times I pulled that mantra out of my hat. Whenever someone I knew experienced the pain of disappointment or the ache of loss, those words freely flowed from my mouth. And when I said it, I meant it, because I truly wanted...needed... to believe that God had a…