Light in the Darkness: Dealing with Depression

Light in the Darkness: Dealing with Depression

This morning I sat up and quickly decided to lie back down. Could I do life today?  I wrapped myself tightly in the soft covers that always welcome me and closed my eyes hard. I knew what my mind would chant, and I knew I would have the choice to combat it with Scriptures, whether I committed to a day standing upright or not. One eye at a time reopened tentatively. The loud thoughts pressed in around my mind.

Clinging to Jesus Through Cancer: An interview with Kyla Pace

Clinging to Jesus Through Cancer: An interview with Kyla Pace

My friend, Kyla Pace, is one of those women who oozes Jesus. I’ve known her for over a decade, through some of the most challenging seasons of her life, and can honestly say that Kyla walked as intimately with Jesus in good health as she did throughout her recent battle with cancer…in fact, I’d say she walked even closer in the crisis. 

Coffee in Oklahoma City

Coffee in Oklahoma City

Coffee can be an object of conversation or a tool to eliminate the tired underneath our eyes and you can bet that Oklahoma City has plenty of places to quench your craving! Something I love about coffee is the way to drink it; slow and methodically. This slowness of time allows us to rest in Christ or even fellowship with those that we love.

Pilates and Pancakes: A Balanced Perspective

Pilates and Pancakes: A Balanced Perspective

September 26 is National Pancake (i.e. hotcake, griddle cake, flapjack) Day. Not sure who decides these national and international obscure food holidays, but I would love to hug their necks. Who am I to go against what those who have gone before me and deemed worthy of celebrating? I say hand me a whisk and some Maple syrup and point me to the griddle. 

Encouragement in the Valley

Encouragement in the Valley

Hiking isn’t that hard, right? It’s basically just walking, and I walk everyday, so I can totally do this. This is what I kept telling myself as my trip to hike the Grand Canyon from rim to rim in one day (roughly 26 miles with 4,000 ft of elevation lost and then gained) came closer and closer on the calendar.

How to Love Someone with (or Caring for) Alzheimer’s

How to Love Someone with (or Caring for) Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer's Awareness Month is the international campaign every September to raise awareness and challenge the stigma that surrounds dementia. Based on recent studies, 1 in 10 Americans will develop Alzheimer's, so chances are that you or someone close to you is walking through life with a loved one suffering from loss of memory and other heartbreaking side effects.