The Art of Celebrating Birthdays

Though we may be past the days of princess cakes and pink balloons, birthdays are still important and well worth celebrating. As adults, we are wise to seize every opportunity we can to celebrate the special people in our lives. Celebrate big for the people that you love!

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Nicole Zasowski
Five Relationship Red Flags

Dating relationships provide us with an opportunity to learn more about ourselves and to connect with someone in a meaningful way. However, as the relationship progresses it is important to be watchful and mindful of these five red flags.

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Tim Schraeder
The Meaning in Making Mistakes

I don’t like making mistakes. Not. One. Bit. I hate how I feel about myself after making a big mistake and I feel completely out of control with the inability to erase and “start over.” And most of all, I hate to cause hurt and come between the people that I love. I want to control my mistakes and manage them out of my life.

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Nicole Zasowski
Taking Criticism Graciously

Despite my emotional misgivings about criticism, I also know that constructive criticism is something that propels me forward and is meant to encourage me, mold me, and grow me in the ways that I need to grow.

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Nicole Zasowski
Middles and Ends

I was recently reading Joshua chapters 3 and 4 and noticed a different theme than I had when I read it previously. In this passage, we find the Israelites crossing the Jordan. God gives His people very specific instructions about what this should look like. One of His instructions is that they walk into the water and after they have waded in, the seas will be parted.

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Nicole Zasowski
Exciting News!

It’s been almost seven years since Jimmy and I made the decision to move to Connecticut. Jimmy felt excited about the move not only because of the career opportunity for him, but also because he was drawn to the adventure of it. I felt hesitant. Life was comfortable for me in California. I felt known, loved, and secure.

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Nicole Zasowski
Seasonal Dreaming: It’s Ok If It’s Not Right Now

I’m a dreamer. This fact was made clear to me at an early age through my tendency to obsessively set goals and see just how fast I could achieve them. I’ve lived most of my life with one foot in the future, allowing my brain space to be consumed by who I would be someday instead of who I was right then.

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Tim Schraeder