They Say [This] Will Make You Happy

As my Bible study finishes our current study (Lysa Terkeurst’s Finding I Am), and we begin to search for the next soul filling, life altering, eye opening study, what we have found is as follows: “Is your life too busy? Are you having difficulties finding margin in your life to even do your laundry? Join Sarah […]

How to Be Efficient, Effective, & Considerate Communicators

We live in a busy world. People have so many things going on all the time. If we can learn to communicate efficiently, then we will have more time for play, if we can learn to communicate effectively, then we will have less frivolous and confusing banter going back and forth, and if we can […]

That One Really Magical Time

A few years ago, some friends and I took a magical weekend getaway to the mountains. Truly, it was one for the books–we laughed, did a couple adventurous things, had campfires, ate the best of food, Britany threw up a gummy bear, and we all came back with some really great stories to share. We […]

Commandments for Being an Adult Friend

10. Thou Shall Make Plans a Month Ahead of Time: Long gone are the days that you find yourself sitting at home without plans on a Friday night at 7 PM and can text your friends to spontaneously make plans to do something wild and fun and exciting. As an adult, your friends have work […]

Cameron Ederveen, Tom Sawyer, Mark Twain & Education

I think I had written about the thousandth, “Sentence fragment!!!!” comment of my teaching career on a stack of papers I’d been grading when I sat back, folded my hands, and thought to myself, “How will these kids survive in the world if they can’t even follow directions?”… As a teacher, I think of my […]

[Addendum]: How to Create 30 MORE Minutes of Margin in Your Life

10. Respond to your text messages all at once: Ok, so let’s talk about the process of responding to text messages. First, you have to grab your phone and unlock it (2 seconds). Then, you have to go to your messaging ap (1 second), click on the message (.5 seconds), read the message (2.5 seconds […]