March 20 – Angry Energizer Bunny

March 20 – Angry Energizer Bunny

2:79 – Angry Energizer Bunny #faithbites #faithjourney #energizer Do you remember the commercial from the 90s and beyond of the Energizer Bunny. He keeps going and going and going. They used that ad to prove that their batteries lasted longer than anyone else’s batteries. I started wondering what how the Energizer Bunny felt after he truly kept going and going […]

February 25 – What Does Expertise Mean Anyway?

February 25 – What Does Expertise Mean Anyway?

2:56 – What Does Expertise Mean Anyway? #faithbites #faithjourney expertise Throughout my life, I have been a Jack of All Trades, master of none. I know a lot about a lot and very little about even more. As I’m been refining my skills I have become near an expert in somethings while I am still learning in others. Today, I […]

February 16 – Enthusiasm Can Be Exhausting

February 16 – Enthusiasm Can Be Exhausting

2:47 – Enthusiasm Can Be Exhausting #faithbites #faithjourney #parenting Enthusiasm Children are a gift from God. To see them excited makes me excited. One thing I’ve noticed is when my children get really excited, they go off the rails. High pitches squeals, running around, being nutty, not listening, and being LOUD. Part of this is just seeing pure joy, part […]

February 7 – I Am Not In Control and That’s Ok

February 7 – I Am Not In Control and That’s Ok

2:38 I’m Not In Control and That’s Ok #faithbites #faithjourney control I like to know what I’m doing when,with whom, and how. I like being responsible for my own choices, actions, and follow-through. My frustration and anxiety grow when I’m not in control. This surgery experience, unlike my others, is begining to help me just let go. If I don’t […]

January 31 – Daddy, Don’t Be Scared, Jesus is there.

January 31 – Daddy, Don’t Be Scared, Jesus is there.

2:31 – Daddy, Don’t Be Scared, Jesus is there. #faithbites #faithjourney scared They say the strangest things come out of the mouths of babes. They also say to have child-like faith. Tonight was no exception. At dinner, we were talking about my upcoming surgery. The girls wanted to know about the procedure from getting to the hospital to the IV […]

January 24 – Exhausted AND Energized – Finding Energy in Activity

January 24 – Exhausted AND Energized – Finding Energy in Activity

2:24 – Exhausted AND Energized – Finding Energy in Activity #faithbites #faithjourney activity Today was our second annual curriculum retreat. It was a day I co-planned with our office manager to help nearly 100 faculty and staff understand our curriculum, learn new ways to teach, learn more about each others, and better understand our students. It was a lot of […]

January 17 – Listening without expectation

January 17 – Listening without expectation

2:17 – Listening without expectation #faithbites #faithjourney expectation As people, we communicate all the time. We talk to be heard. We talk to share information, build consensus, nurture ideas, fight, debate, and more. Sometimes though, we just need someone to listen to us without wanting or needing them to take action. Sometimes, just someone acknowledging that life can be a […]