Why I Tithe

I give 10% back to my community with every paycheck “We rise by lifting others.” — Robert Ingersoll “No one has ever become poor from giving.” — Maya Angelou “No act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted.” -Aesop *** …Why do I tithe? I tithe because it feels good to know that some of my money each month is … Continue reading Why I Tithe


Psalm of Praise — “God Gives Us Life”

A Psalm written in honor of Easter: Jesus Christ’s Resurrection Author’s Note: In my “Joy Bible Study” program this semester here in Lexington, Massachusetts at Grace Chapel, we’ve been studying the Psalms in the Bible. I’m a born-again Christian, and I’ve found a lot of strength, beauty, and healing in text of the Psalms. They … Continue reading Psalm of Praise — “God Gives Us Life”

Why Self-Reliance Is Not The Solution For Emotional Health

A balance of self, God, and others all matter. Disclaimer: I am not a therapist or doctor. I write purely from the perspective of my own mental health experiences, therapy, relationships, healing, recovery, teaching and research, and want to comment on what I see as a recurring theme in the media around the promotion of emotional … Continue reading Why Self-Reliance Is Not The Solution For Emotional Health

Happy Friday – Shine!

Dear Readers, Hello! I'm so grateful to have you in my network, and blessed by your presence, feedback, blog posts, and stories. I hope you're having a good Friday, and I wish you love and peace this coming weekend. I'll leave you with one of my favorite all-time quotes to get inspired for your day: … Continue reading Happy Friday – Shine!

Why I Observe Sabbath

What a day of rest means for one millennial woman. About a year ago, I began observing Sunday Sabbath, and it has made a big difference in how I manage stress and handle the demands of living in a fast-paced world. Taking a full day of rest has helped me to create and nurture a … Continue reading Why I Observe Sabbath

Pancakes and Rainbows

This article has been published on Medium. An unlikely intersection of food, church, and diversity Sunday, my husband made the most delicious pancakes. He used a new ingredient, seltzer water, and added it to the mix. The pancakes came out moist and fluffy, and I drenched mine in maple syrup and a pat of butter. … Continue reading Pancakes and Rainbows