Faith & Service, Priorities

A 90-Day Adventure in ThanksLiving

“It is not happy people who are thankful. It is thankful people who are happy.” I do not know who coined that beautiful quote, but I love it. We all know it is best to have an “attitude of gratitude,” but sometimes it is easier said than done. My pastor spoke today...

Energy & Stress, Priorities

Presence Over Presents Part II

What if our presents this year were ONLY presence?! What if instead of the overwhelming, budget-breaking, stress-filled process of making a list of people, ideas of presents for them, searching for the presents, price-comparing, purchasing and wrapping, instead we...

Powerful Love, Priorities

Heavenly Birthday Presents

When a birthday rolls around of someone very special in your life, you want to get them something special to show gratitude for their life. It's usually material and meant to brighten their day. So what on earth do you do to celebrate the life of someone who...

Energy & Stress, Priorities

Instant Gratification

I have a problem. It all began when I was 16 years old. My dad said I needed a credit card to “build my credit.” It made sense in my mind. However, it began a major shift in my process of consuming, earning, purchasing and generally getting the things I wanted in...

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Nikola Rosa
Charlotte, NC

Nikola Rosa is an artistic rendering of the soul that has come to exist after rising from the ashes. Her thoughts are from Nancy Gass, and yet they are in some ways, a different person entirely. We all have hearts and souls that are a deep ocean of complexity and this dichotomy is no different.