College graduation and the true measure of success: Is it “who you are” or “what you will be”?

Three Scott family celebrations collided this weekend, creating a crazy combination of chaos, reminiscence, and pure joy.  It all started with our Jake’s 24th birthday dinner on Friday, a weekend of fun, food, and a little drink with friends and family.  It all culminated today with Jake’s master’s degree graduation ceremony and his dad’s Father’s … More College graduation and the true measure of success: Is it “who you are” or “what you will be”?

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Disappointment Has Revealed the True Desires of My Heart

My past few years have been full of beautiful times and blessings…and also the hardest challenges I’ve ever faced. During that time I’ve learned something quite interesting: I now believe trials and disappointment just might be the fastest (albeit bumpiest) path to clarifying what matters most to me. Hard times have proven to be the … More Disappointment Has Revealed the True Desires of My Heart

Polishing Rocks

A pocket full of rocks when I was a kid meant this girl had a smile on her face. My favorites were the Apache teardrops from Papa (I now know they were obsidian), then there were the sparkly ones I so desperately wanted to believe were embedded with silver. Technically, my Papa’s arrowheads (that are … More Polishing Rocks