Hope :: Seeing Beyond Yourself

I don’t know about you, but I can be a very selfish person. I become so inwardly focused that I miss what’s happening around me. I thought the picture above perfectly reflected (😉) exactly what I was imagining when I thought about what would be in this post. Oftentimes, we see situations in our livesContinue reading “Hope :: Seeing Beyond Yourself”

Hope :: Surrounded, Yet Alone

You may be wondering why I’ve chosen yet another snowscape for a blog post, especially one seemingly not to do with winter. It’s a very good question, but I actually have several reasons. First, I love looking at snow. Pictures of snow, being surrounded by snow while sitting in a warm apartment… I LOVE lookingContinue reading “Hope :: Surrounded, Yet Alone”

Hope :: A Different Kind of Silence

Okay, apparently my computer reads my mind now, and it kind of creeped me out! As I sat down to write today’s blog post, I couldn’t figure out where to start. Then I remembered last week’s post and how I wanted to expand on the gift of silence. As soon as that thought hit me,Continue reading “Hope :: A Different Kind of Silence”

Hope :: Silence is a Gift

Do you ever have those moments where you’re just at a loss for words? You don’t know what to say? It very rarely happens for me, but happen it does. For instance: I’m terrible at small talk. I work retail, and part of our training is that we’re supposed to be constantly engaging with customers.Continue reading “Hope :: Silence is a Gift”

Hope :: New Year

It’s hard to believe we’ve reached 2023 already. It feels almost like just yesterday we were entering 2017. It’s as if I can blink my eyes and be back 6 years ago, just moved back in with my parents and unsure of anything I’m doing with my life. At times, I still feel like thatContinue reading “Hope :: New Year”

Hope :: Holiday Traditions

Hello, beautiful readers! Yesterday in the United States was Christmas, and today marks the final day of Hanukkah and the beginning of Kwanzaa. In less than a week, parts of the world will be celebrating the ending of one year and the beginning of another. No matter what you celebrate (whether or not it’s anyContinue reading “Hope :: Holiday Traditions”

Hope :: Recognizing Stress

Wow! It’s been an incredibly busy and stressful season! And I’m not even talking about the holiday season. As many of you have learned through previous posts, I lost my dad this time of year two years ago. Over the past 2 weeks, I’ve been really struggling with what I thought was depression (and thereContinue reading “Hope :: Recognizing Stress”

Hope :: With Thankful Hearts

Photo by Erol Ahmed – edited using Photoshop Hello, beautiful readers! For those of you in the United States, we are in Thanksgiving week. This means that a lot of people will be taking the time to slow down, spend time with loved ones, and express their gratitude for many different things. This is admirable,Continue reading “Hope :: With Thankful Hearts”

Weekend Whispers :: Hebrews 10:24-25

Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works. And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near. NLT It’s very easy for us to make excuses to not gatherContinue reading “Weekend Whispers :: Hebrews 10:24-25”

Hope :: Surround Yourself

Photo by Hannah Busing, edited with Photoshop by Brittany Stonestreet I will be the first to admit that I have a difficult time leaving my home except for the necessities. I’m outgoing, but I’m an introvert at heart. I have difficulty attending social events, especially when I don’t know most of the people there. However,Continue reading “Hope :: Surround Yourself”