Freedom. It is a great word. Tonight as I was reflecting, I realized that my dream is freedom (cue Dave Ramsey yelling “FREEDOM!!”). Yes, I want financial freedom, and my family is working toward that with Dave’s guidance through Financial Peace University. Read the rest of this entry »


Charting the Road

“Yahweh charts the road you take” (Psalms 1:6, MSG). This brings me comfort. As I struggle to know where this road is taking me, God brought this verse to me this week. It reminds me that he is charting the course. I cannot see the end–or even stops along the way–but He has charted it out. He knows where He is taking me.
In my first post, I wrote about Psalm 119:105. Eugene Peterson writes it this way: “By your words I can see where I’m going; they throw a beam of light on my dark path.” Wow! God is lighting my path, one step at a time. Trust, patience, and movement are my responsibility. Read the rest of this entry »

Swayed by the Wind

In my experience, when I have been looking for “something else,” plenty of “something elses” always come around. Those somethings are usually great opportunities, things I can do, involve great people and usually great pay. They are challenging and offer excitement. Unfortunately, those somethings do not quite fit the mold I am trying to fill. They usually may fill it well, but not completely. Read the rest of this entry »

Quick Fix?

In my role as a career services director in higher education, it is rare that students seek me out for the entire process of career planning. Usually, they realize they are running short of money and come to find a part-time job to correct their cash flow. Or maybe they are a few days from graduation and realize they should probably find a job that matches their major. Regardless of the reason they are in my office, I always begin with the same question, “What do you want to do long term?” More often than not, the answer is “I don’t know.” Then often they will realize they know what they don’t want to do–anything but fast food. Read the rest of this entry »