My social media timelines are filled with very inspiring, motivating people. A common theme among them is the "do you" message. Do what makes you happy. Do what works for you. Do whatever you want to do. While I have spent over a decade trying to get people to be authentic...essentially "do you," I think… Continue reading Do You (but with an *)
I can't believe it's already April. I'm so busy that the spring just sprung itself on me. What am I busy doing? Well, let's see... As a novice container gardener I am waiting for the last frost so I can move my veggies outside. I'm waiting for my younger son to make his college choice.… Continue reading Wait is an Action Verb
Did you miss me? Be honest. It's okay if you didn't even notice I was away. It's been a few weeks since I lasted posted on Shine TYC. I've been consumed by completing the first draft of a project that's due — and my older son's wedding and my younger son's college applications. If I'm… Continue reading Be Honest with Me
I love to write. As it turns out, God is a fan of writing things down, too. Don't believe me? #readyourbible "Write this down on a scroll as a permanent reminder, and read it aloud..." - Exodus 17:14 "Write down for the record everything I have said to you, Jeremiah." - Jeremiah 30:2 "So write… Continue reading 5 Things I Write…And You Should, Too
I attend a church that has a heavy focus on the financial literacy of its members and getting them out of debt. It’s biblical. Getting out of debt helps better position people to be in service to God. Without the burden of debt, you can do more for God with the provision he has given… Continue reading The Statute of Limitations On Your Past Has Expired.
We have this terrible habit of slapping labels on people, things, and experiences. We forget that everything and everyone was created by God and has the ability to give Him glory. Nothing is "bad" in and of itself. A pencil can be used to write a wonderful letter of apology or it can be used… Continue reading Are You A Label Maker?
Setting a goal because you "should" instead of focusing on what you "will" is why the train goes off the rails, spiraling you into an endless cycle of fixing life rather than living it.