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Let’s Do it for the Joy | June Glimpses of Joy

"The healthiest response to life is joy." - Deepak Chopra Just as I love new year resolutions, I love new birth year resolutions! For year 29, I decided I want to start a routine of waking up early to spend time doing what I care about before work...because otherwise, it doesn’t happen. But, you guys,… Continue reading Let’s Do it for the Joy | June Glimpses of Joy

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Scarcity vs. Abundance| May Glimpses of Joy

"I came that you may have life, and have it abundantly." - John 10:10 In May, there was a lot of uncertainty at my workplace. Our leaders had to make some hard decisions due to our budget numbers and we weren’t sure what that would mean for our team and our work. This is not… Continue reading Scarcity vs. Abundance| May Glimpses of Joy

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Get Over Yourself | March Glimpses of Joy

Lately, I've become obsessed with the Enneagram- "a description of the human psyche which is principally understood and taught as a typology of nine interconnected personality types (Wikipedia)." I had diagnosed myself as a type 2, but have recently discovered I'm actually a type 4. I could spend this entire post talking about what that… Continue reading Get Over Yourself | March Glimpses of Joy

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Eliminating Hurry | February Glimpses of Joy

In January, I heard a story from John Ortberg on a podcast that has stuck with me the past few months: Not long after moving to Chicago, I called a wise friend to ask for some spiritual direction. I described the pace of life in my current ministry. The church where I serve tends to… Continue reading Eliminating Hurry | February Glimpses of Joy

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Life & Springtime | January Glimpses of Joy

Sometimes when reading scripture, I lose the meaning of what these words mean. The Bible uses all these abstract yet common words that we're all expected to know what they mean. But the more I read them, the less they seem to actually mean something real to me. Love. Light. Truth. Life. This month I've… Continue reading Life & Springtime | January Glimpses of Joy

Top Five/Favorite Things

Top 5: January 2018

"Hope smiles from the threshold of the year to come, whispering, 'It will be happier.'" - Alfred Lord Tennyson HAPPY NEW YEAR! Here are the top five things I'm working on this month. Warning - they are very new beginnings/new resolutions focused - how fitting for January 🙂 1. Lessons Learned in 2017 I just… Continue reading Top 5: January 2018

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Glimpses of Joy: May 2017

The LORD is my light and my salvation--whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life--of whom shall I be afraid?" -Psalm 27:1 1. Hopkins Date Night Aaron and I had the most fun date night on a warm Friday night in the middle of May. While eating at Longfellow Grill earlier… Continue reading Glimpses of Joy: May 2017