Sharing the Journey

In this episode, I share  glimpses into discerning personal vocation, alongside reconsidering the role of schooling and daycare in our family’s life based on how the pandemic opened me up to ideas I never would have imagined possible previously. An overarching theme from this season was better learning to live in the present moment and […]

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October 16, 2021

Season 1, Episode 6: Discerning Personal Vocation, Homeschooling, and Daycare

In this episode I continue the series on discernment in recent years by explaining a time in which I was discerning on-going career layers, while also grieving letting go of some ministry dreams for the moment. I focus on three key ideas that stand out to me from that season – gratitude, simplicity, and possibilities. 

Career & Service, Marriage & Motherhood, podcast, Prayer & Growth

October 9, 2021

Season 1, Episode 5: Discerning Career and Grieving Ministry

In this episode I continue with my narrative on seasons of discernment in recent years, outlining how some layers unfolded when navigating nuances of where ministry fits within overall bigger picture of family discernment. Then, I explain six take aways from those experiences. 

Career & Service, Marriage & Motherhood, podcast, Prayer & Growth

October 1, 2021

Season 1, Episode 4: Discerning Family, Career, and Ministry

In this second episode on discernment, I explain a process of discernment related to number of kids and involvement with ministry. I outline my approach to discerning in this particular season of life and some of the perceived fruits of that discernment 6 years later. 

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September 18, 2021

Season 1, Episode 3: Discerning Kids and Ministry

This episode is the first in a series of episodes on discernment. This one focuses on career boundaries and reeling in passions. It outlines factors that led to me being in need of setting solid boundaries, the process I used to discern and lessons learned from the process.

Career & Service, Marriage & Motherhood, podcast

September 16, 2021

Season 1, Episode 2: Discerning Career Boundaries

A couple of weeks ago I began a new part of the Beauty of Becoming journey – a podcast. In this initial episode, I introduce my podcast – Beauty of Becoming Adventure and provide a foundation for what to expect.


September 16, 2021

Season 1, Episode 1: Introducing Beauty of Becoming Adventure Podcast

Multiple years of longing for significant growth in the areas of career and family balance, desires for simplifying my life, and craving more space for silence positioned me to engage with core as my one little word for 2015. I had considered play as my word for the year, thinking about being more playful, a […]

Career & Service, Marriage & Motherhood, Prayer & Growth

July 24, 2021

Core 2015: Then//Now

My labor experiences have helped me to realize that when I have a plan and a narrative for how I anticipate aspects unfolding, I am able to be very calm; however, when the plan goes off track, I start to panic in the midst of pain or vulnerability. Once I saw that pattern within my […]

Prayer & Growth

July 18, 2021

Do the Next Thing. Jesus, I Trust in You.

Early in our marriage, it was evident that I am future-oriented, while my husband is more naturally able to focus on the present and not worry as much. I have had to learn to recognize that worry to trust is a continuum and to intentionally work on shifting towards trust, which supports living in the […]

Career & Service, Marriage & Motherhood, Prayer & Growth

June 28, 2021

To the Roots of Desires

For the first time, in 2014, I chose a word in Spanish for my word for the year. The word translates as health, cheers during a toast, and the phrase to say when someone sneezes, like when we say in English, “God bless you.” I decided to take some creative liberty with the different translations […]

Career & Service, Prayer & Growth

June 21, 2021

Salud 2014: Then//Now

I am confident of this, that the one who began a good work in you will continue to complete it until the day of Christ Jesus. (Philippians 1:6)