I love gift-giving! Don't you? I ESPECIALLY love giving gifts that are special and purposeful. It was tough to narrow it down, but I've done my best to assemble some of my absolute favorite things! If you are looking for something special, just maybe this fun little list will come in handy!
THIRTY ONE days separate Thanksgiving and Christmas. That's just enough time for us to lose our minds. Let's reclaim our holiday by replacing the craziness with gratitude! (Plus you just might win one of my favorite books!)
I was recently the topic of some yucky gossip. While I don’t think full-on malicious intent was behind it, it felt crummy to hear nonetheless. It didn't take the Holy Spirit long to quietly whisper, “Meredith, what about your words? What are you talking about?” We want our lives to shine brightly...but the how is not as easy as you might think...
It’s only been 72 days since Harvey made landfall but it feels so much longer. It’s hard to describe the disoriented time warp we’ve been living in as we try to shake out some semblance of “new normal” from the chaos. Some are bone-tired from working and organizing and helping, and others are brokenhearted because of loss. But as grace would have it, there’s beauty even here.
I've made a lot of room for negativity when it comes to body image. I’ve been trying to “fix” myself for about as long as I can remember. Always just 6 months away from a smaller size. Just one more diet away from a me I’ll like. All of this yuck almost ruined Saturday's shopping trip. Enough is enough. It's time to re-write the messages I'm believing about myself! And honestly, the stakes couldn't be higher [...]
So fun to be a guest on the Radiant Podcast! Don't miss this conversation with Kelsey Chapman - a fellow dreamer & doer! We cover a lot of ground - from starting a nonprofit to balancing the craziness of being a wife, mom, and executive. There's a lot of laughter, a lot of vulnerability, and a lot of laying stuff out on the table [...]
September 16, 2017 marked 11 years of marriage and 20 years of togetherness. The tiny Texas town of Round Top has been our special place of rest and quiet for years. We stayed in our pajamas till almost eleven yesterday, sitting around on comfy couches with mug after mug of coffee. Our time here has been slow and simple, and just as sweet as ever. I love that we come back here, but not just to this place, to each other [...]
I was afraid of the dark as a child (but only at my Grandmother's house). I eventually grew out of that silly fear, but I've found myself with all kinds of adult-sized fears. Honestly, fear has made itself a little too at home in me this last while. But no more [...]
I just celebrated one year of this adventure called blogging with great fondness and gluten-free cupcakes. I'm not great at keeping commitments. I'm a bit of a quitter. It's hard to say it, but it's true. But here we are. 12 months and 27,750 words later. I waited so long to start because I was waiting for the perfect set of circumstances, but DONE is far better than perfect. What dream or idea is sitting on hold? Today's Monday. Mondays are great for starting!
We know we should pray. We want to pray. But we don’t. Why? Because we think prayer is boring. I recently found myself feeling very "blah" about the whole thing. Something had to change. Here's how I breathed life and meaning back into my prayer life...