Five Ways to get Unstuck on a Blah Day {The Kind Side}

Last Monday I got bogged down. And Tuesday I had a bogged down hangover. That's a thing right? Today is Wednesday and I was still feeling a little glum because of it, but I had writing on the schedule. So here I am. Writing words. Even if you have nice specific goals, sometimes especially if … Continue reading Five Ways to get Unstuck on a Blah Day {The Kind Side}

The grace of inconsequential beginnings {Notes from the Kind Side}

Sometimes when you are learning something new it is tempting to wish you could skip the learning stage. Maybe you're not as practiced as you would like. You're not becoming skilled as quickly as you might like. You don't have enough people interested in the work you are doing. Frustrating, maybe, but don't let this … Continue reading The grace of inconsequential beginnings {Notes from the Kind Side}

a hopeful alternative to bad days and good days

In our house, with these three little kids, we can get a little dramatic. To say the least. My kids will groan loudly about how terrible their day is just because they have to put away a toy, do a job, or -heaven help us - find and put on their shoes. Much to my … Continue reading a hopeful alternative to bad days and good days

The Color of Life by Cara Meredith {Review}

The Color of Life: A Journey Toward Love and Racial Justice by Cara Meredith is an invitation to think and learn about racial justice, but it's also a story of falling in love, becoming family, coming alive to history and justice issues, and seeking that justice-driven redemption story that is critical for all of our whole and full lives. I loved reading … Continue reading The Color of Life by Cara Meredith {Review}

You don’t have to keep up {Notes from the Kind Side}

I always want to jump in with all the plans: Write 31 days? I'm in! NaNoWrimo? If I had any sort of idea for a novel and maybe a touch more time you can bet I'd try it. The 100 Day Project? Yes, of course! This project started as my 100 day project last summer. … Continue reading You don’t have to keep up {Notes from the Kind Side}

My Favorite Books from 2018!

More books! I've spent the last couple weeks curating and hashing over the details of this list. I have finally narrowed it down to my absolute favorites and I am so excited to share all of these books with you. First the details of my year. I read a lot. A lot a lot. More … Continue reading My Favorite Books from 2018!

Beyond Colorblind by Sarah Shin {Review}

"We need something beyond colorblindness, something that both values beauty in our cultures and also addresses real problems that still exist in our society decades after the civil rights movement." Sarah Shin - Beyond Colorblind, page 6. Beyond Colorblind: Redeeming Our Ethnic Journey by Sarah Shin should be required reading for anyone who loves Jesus, … Continue reading Beyond Colorblind by Sarah Shin {Review}

Self-Doubt {Notes from the Kind Side}

Just because the doubting voices live in your brain doesn't mean you have to listen to them. "You're not good enough." "This is not good enough." "Someone else already is doing this or could do it better." "It's too late." "I don't have time." "It won't work." "It won't matter." "Why bother." These are what … Continue reading Self-Doubt {Notes from the Kind Side}