• If the devil can't make you bad, he'll make you busy

    Restoring Balance

    December 11, 2017 Jennie

    One of my favorite Christmas songs has always been “The Little Drummer Boy,” and I’m really not sure why. As a child, I played it in one of my winter piano recitals. I’m not sure if I selected the song because I connected with the harmonies and lyrics or if I thought it would be…

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  • Discover JARED's Gems of the Month

    December 2017 Gems of the Month

    December 5, 2017 JARED

    Each month, JARED (Jennie, Abi, Rosa, Emily and Dana) will share some items we are currently loving. This month, we’re focusing on gift ideas for your friends and family. Let us know your favorite gems in the PY Facebook Community! Jennie’s Gem I keep the Stanley Power Station in the trunk of my car and…

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  • How do you live out ordinary time?

    Ordinary Time

    December 4, 2017 Dana

    In the Christian liturgical calendar, there are many bright events like Christmas, but the larger percentage of the calendar is called Ordinary Time. Ordinary time is defined as the rhythm of living out the routine of our lives. I have learned that the real challenge is how faithful I am to myself and my community…

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  • Do something great photo by Clark Tibbs on Unsplash

    Desires of Our Heart

    December 4, 2017 Emily

    I love this time of year when we are turning the corner to a new season – a fresh start, a renewal of mind, body, and spirit. The upcoming uncharted territory makes me giddy with a sensation of endless possibilities.   In the journey of pursuing myself – the way that God has intricately and…

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  • set a goal

    Love ’em. Hate ’em.

    December 4, 2017 Rosa

    Love ‘em. Hate ‘em. Make ‘em. Avoid ‘em. Set ‘em. Forget ‘em. Goals. In spite of the love-hate relationship we have shared over the last 33 years or more, I still get wooed by the promise of possibilities they offer me. Somewhere around age 30, I gave up on them all together and determined to…

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  • Jennie Wilkins 10 for Texas

    Goals: Seeking Sanity

    December 4, 2017 Jennie

    Ugh. Goals. Goooooaaaallllls. Gooooooaaaaalllllss. The mere thought of creating and tracking goals for my personal life brings forth a myriad of emotions and a cold sweat. On one hand, I love fantasizing about the wonderful things I could achieve throughout the year. In my mind’s eye I visualize ticking yet another box on my elegant…

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  • Abi Beaty Cypress Half Marathon 2017

    When I Kicked 2017’s Booty

    December 3, 2017 Abi

    In January, I made a list of my goals for the year. This was the first time I was ever so intentional about goals. I mean, I usually think about a few things I’d like to accomplish, but everyone says you should write them down. I didn’t want to write them down because that would…

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