Humility & Confidence

Lately I’ve been thinking about humility and confidence. I want both, but get confused as to how to actually achieve that. It’s like the ultimate oxymoron. My roomie reminded me that humility is not thinking less of yourself, it’s thinking about yourself less. But am I the only person who finds it hard to try not to […]

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Teacher Life: Taking My Place of Authority

I have never exerted so much authority in my life. Obedience and submission have always come more naturally to me than taking charge. I am good at going with the flow, I’m okay at questioning the flow, but starting the flow? Not so much. When I started teaching kindergarten 2 months ago, being the authority felt very unnatural. I […]

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Growing in BOLDNESS

Lately I’ve been realizing that I am BOLD. Actually, if I had to name one defining characteristic of myself, I would say that I am gentle. I was thinking recently about how everyone is lovely and attractive in their own way, and I realized that for me, I am the gentle type. I can also […]

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Stolen Joy

Several weeks ago, I declared war on stress. I realized it was stealing my joy. So I decided it was time to fight. Life is a struggle, I wrote in my journal, and being a fighter is crucial. But during my church retreat last weekend (all messages can be found here), I realized that that picture of […]

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