Confessions of an Addict

*This originally appeared in August 2015 on my blog mylifesettomusic. I came across it today and found myself motivated once again to put my phone down. I am challenging myself to be more present. More engaged. To take in my surroundings without feeling the need to reach for my security Continue Reading

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Beth Moore, Do NOT Go Home (and other thoughts on John MacArthur’s comments)

Yesterday, a friend of mine sent me a clip from a Q&A session that took place at the Truth Matters Conference.  In this clip, Todd Friel asks John MacArthur, and other panel members, to give a one-word answer in response to the name Beth Moore.  His answer was not one Continue Reading

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Let’s Get Cozy: Five Items That Warm a Room

As many of you know, I recently started an interior design business. It has been a blessing and joy to see my clients’ dreams for their homes become a reality. Since starting my business, I have gone shopping for furniture, lighting, curtains, shelving and household decor; rearranged rooms and spaces; Continue Reading

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My First Weeks As a Preschool Art Teacher

When I was a kid and someone would ask what I wanted to be when I grew up, I would often answer art teacher, or writer. I never imagined one day I would be able to call myself both. Since having a home of my own, my love of art Continue Reading

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When Your Day Doesn’t Go As Planned

Have you ever felt like a hamster stuck in a wheel? Your legs are moving and you’re working hard, but you just aren’t getting anywhere? That was me yesterday. I tried to go for a run, but the heat got the best of me. Instead of the long run I Continue Reading

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This Little Lady Went to the Market

Have you ever met someone who doesn’t like the farmer’s market? I haven’t. Or at least I don’t think I have. I’ve never run across a super vocal anti-farmer’s market person ranting about how they “just can’t stand all the fresh foods being sold at the market.” I mean, does Continue Reading

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Battling Mom-Guilt

Mom-guilt. It’s a thing. I’m guessing dad-guilt is probably a thing, too. It’s a nagging, awful thing that can take over way too much mental space in a parent’s head if left unchecked. I don’t play enough. The kids are on devices too much. The food I cook isn’t healthy Continue Reading

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