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Day 15: Friends Like These

Tonight I attended a fundraiser in the fight against human sex trafficking. I didn’t know what a gem of a spot this was and how my heart would be touched by a visionary and a mission. When I got there I was immediately taken with the venue. It’s called Arthouse Austin. It’s literally a house [...]

5 on Friday: Let the Chiseling Begin

So much is stirring in my heart and in my head this week. I’m fresh off of attending my first faith bloggers conference last weekend and what an amazing weekend it was. God moved mightily and I am so, so grateful. This 5 on Friday post is an update series, a culmination of goodness that is [...]

Seeing Kathy

She walked quickly past the workout room. She was back. When I caught her glance I gave a giant waive as Kathy stopped at the door. My sweet friend, in her 80’s had been a faithful student in my cardio step class for years. The bag she toted was her trademark and she’d wheel that long handled [...]

Life Influencers

Today I saw a little guy maybe 3 years old riding a bicycle with his mom. As they crossed the street he stalled where the road met the sidewalk. She leaned over to give him a push and got him pedaling again, following right behind him. It seemed so symbolic to me, and that got me thinking about the [...]

Texas Top Four

You’ve probably heard the moniker ‘Deep in the Heart of Texas’. I think the ‘heart’ refers to the Texas Hill Country. To me, the Texas Hill Country represents this heart through simple authenticity, beauty in it’s purist form, bounty of multiple kinds, and [...]

Escape to Venice

Sunset on Golden Beach, Venice, FL 2015 Are you thinking Venice, Italy, or Venice, California? I’m talking about Venice, Florida, not to be confused with the muscle beach in California. When I first visited the seaside community, I really didn’t know what to expect. On my first visit I [...]

Reconnecting. Sweet Friendship.

It had been two years since we last saw each other. Through the years, we would meet in passing at a restaurant. We had worked together through our involvement in a non-profit. I’ve always admired her; her poise, her strength, her beauty, her knowledge, her conviction. You know those times [...]