Thank you all for sending me so many book recommendations on all the various social platforms! Let me just say I've got a lot of reading to do! Derek and I are surprising the kids with a 3 week trip starting next week to Mexico then to Kauai! So I...

  I have been off my blogging game because I've been trying to really focus on writing my novel. Let me just say it is much easier to read a book than to write one! ha! I am enjoying the process but somedays I find myself wondering, "Why did I decide...

      Derek and I just got back from spending some time in the Philippines. It is a very Christian country and their faith isn't separated from their daily lives. It's a part of their work, socializing, health, and mindset. They find happiness and contentment in God's word and if any change...

  A year isn't simply good or bad. It's a complex internal question where we asses how our character was strengthened and weakened during the past 12 months. A year is both good and bad- always. There is always growth in a year, whether we grow upwards or downwards in our...

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