Stop Trying to Do It All


“I guess I can’t do everything.” David looked across the table, raised his eyebrows, and smiled as if to ask, “Are you just realizing that, Abbey?”  Or maybe since he’s grown accustomed to my desire to do it all, perhaps his body language conveyed a different question: “Why did you ever think you were the only person in the world who could do … Read More

Bigger Doesn’t Always Mean Better


Our culture is obsessed with big things.  We like big TVs, big followings, big ratings, and big personalities.  The marketing industry appeals to this by convincing us we need an endless supply of super-sized combos and service upgrades.  Whether it’s on a menu or in a commercial, the message society preaches is consistent: bigger is better. Until I heard Sunday’s sermon, I … Read More

If Not for the Lord


I typed three words into Google’s search bar, and the first result was to “fail to properly appreciate someone or something, especially as a result of overfamiliarity”.  To “take for granted” is a common phrase, but this definition is striking to me because it poignantly captures the negative effect of such a subtle habit. As harmful as it is, I … Read More