**Trigger warning: This post is raw and real, it talks about life, death, challenges to faith, and may or may not be what you need to hear today.
An interesting aspect of the culture of the world today is the way everyone can be on the same page about some things yet totally different pages about others. When to celebrate the New Year is something that comes up multiple times a year, and varies across religions and cultures, but what should we know about it?
December is such a beautiful time of year, and yet it can be one of the harshest months for many reasons. For some, it can be hard trying to keep up with the hustle and bustle of the commercialized holiday norms (looking at you too Hanukkah!)…
The more I read and study the more I realize just how essential it is to not lean on our own understanding, and the more I listen to or read the information put out by others, the more I realize I can’t lean on theirs either.
Ok, so before diving into this I am absolutely not saying that you can only have faith or intellect; that somehow smarter people can’t have faith and only less smart people can.
We have probably all met that person… you know the one. They make you wish it wasn’t expected to ask “How are you?” as part of polite conversation. Yeah, that one.
Summer is a busy time full of adventure and change. For some, it may be a transition from one grade to the next, maybe a new job in the family, or maybe even a new place to live. Life is full of transitions like these, so how do we help ourselves, and our kids understand and cope with these changes as they come?
It’s a warm, sunny day and everyone wants out of the house. Time to go play! Maybe you’re at a beach, at the park, on a hike, or just hanging out in the backyard with the sprinkler. A couple hours go by and you realize that pretty pink glow is setting in and it’s too late for sun protection…
Most people are familiar with the concept of “burning bridges” in your life which ends a relationship you had with someone that was once important to you. I wonder if as many people are familiar with the idea of building bridges, even when it isn’t easy.
It is not uncommon to hear of someone “decluttering, destashing, minimizing, etc”, thoughts often reminiscent of bygone days when life was just… simpler.