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Patience Patience

Posted by Guest Blogger on July 25, 2019 in Faith, Guest Blogger, Wisdom

What is patience?  Patience is discovering how she would go about something before interjecting how I would go about it. Patience is delaying gratification without doubting the pleasure or worthiness of the gratification. Patience is marinating, not microwaving. Patience is active trust in the giver and the giver’s timing. Patience is waiting without wavering. Patience […]

Surrender and Contentment Strange Allies: Surrender and Contentment

Posted by Ashley Bell on July 18, 2019 in Contributing Author, Faith, Happiness, Unite, Build, Live

May and June are when we celebrate two of our most popular holidays. According to the National Retail Federation: just a little over $40 billion combined, was spent on gifts for Mother’s and Father’s Day. With all the hustle and bustle of families celebrating; husbands, wives, and kids searching for the perfect gift, or special […]

Duties as Assigned Duties as Assigned

Posted by Guest Blogger on July 11, 2019 in Faith, Guest Blogger, Unite, Build, Live

It was almost 11 years ago, I joined the registrar’s office at a local university. The first month in the position was pretty smooth and I remember the month ending with the sense that I knew some of the answers, or at least knew where to look to find them. The position brought great work-life […]

Refining Seasons Refining Seasons

Posted by Guest Blogger on July 4, 2019 in Faith, Guest Blogger, Unite, Build, Live, Wisdom

I love the four seasons of the year, because growing up in Houston, Texas, I never really experienced spring and fall…or winter for that matter. I basically just knew hot, followed by humid hot, humid cool, and then hot again. When I moved to Virginia in 2001, I discovered there are four beautiful seasons. Who […]

GIve Yourself Grace Give Yourself Grace

Posted by Guest Blogger on June 27, 2019 in Faith, Forgiveness, Guest Blogger, Happiness, Unite, Build, Live

Grace. Grace. Grace. And more grace. I was recently talking to a therapist friend, both of us in private practice, both primary care takers for our babies. We were sharing with each other how we were struggling with feeling like we weren’t doing “enough”. We weren’t working enough, making enough money, etc. That’s when I […]