(Rolls eyes), (sigh)

When I started this blog, I said I would only write when I wanted to. I wasn’t going to hold myself to a schedule and that’s still true. When I feel like I HAVE to do something, I don’t want to do it… so, I’ve been putting little notes here and there in my phone…

My “Do Not Do” List

Every year around this time, I go on facebook and read my friends’ posts about the year that has just ended and the upcoming year. There’s usually a good mix between the “this year was great, can’t wait for the next one” and the “this year was the worst and I can’t wait for it…

Insert Cliche Holiday-themed “greatest gift” title here

One of the reasons I love choral music so much is its opportunity to be artistic and for its emotional release. Different people have different outlets for their emotions, but for me it’s choral music. There are many times that choral music has affected me throughout my life, but a few stand apart form the…

In this season…

Thankful for a husband who stays up late with his daughter, even on work nights. Who works hard to provide for his family. Who often works 10 hour days because he cares about his job and he cares about his family.  A husband who cares about me as a human being AND a wife. A…

Things Middle Schoolers Have Said To Me This Week

Things I’ve Heard Kids Say This Week: Only old people eat oatmeal. His braces scratched my finger! You are pretty without makeup. Class is over already?! Wait, where are we starting? (100 times) Hey, we sound good! If that were my other teacher I would be getting yelled at right now. How do you do…

Why I’m Quitting

In an effort to simplify my life and reduce stress, I’ve started examining everything around me. Objects I have laying around the house, our schedules, things that I do out of habit, shows I watch, foods I eat, etc… Everything in our lives affect us in some way and it’s important to know how they…

One is Too Many

I had a conversation today with a friend about Indiana. The week before I had a conversation with a friend about Texas. Two to three weeks before that I had a conversation with a friend about another school somewhere up north. Several weeks before that I had a conversation with a friend about Florida. Before…

But What Can I Do?

I sit here tonight with spontaneous tears in my eyes. My usual night time routine of catching up on the daily news, scrolling through social media, and eventually settling down with some Bible study time, was interrupted by a news article that caught my attention. Let me warn you… some of the articles i came…

Power of Music (lame title, I know)

As I sit here listening to a group of 150+ middle and high schoolers sing together, I am reminded of why I love my job. A couple of weeks ago, a friend of mine (Peter) and his high school concert choir, my 8th grade choir, and the chamber choir from Wingate University and their director…

Time for Honesty 

Oh man. 2 posts in a week??!! What is happening? Before I start on this week, a friend of mine commented on the last post I made about self-care. He reminded me of the scriptures that talk about Jesus going away by himself to pray. What a perfect example!! Jesus is modeling self-care. He is…