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...
In spite of the 100-degree weather, I’ve learned to really appreciate summer. Even though most of my summer life looks exactly like the rest of my life, something about it just makes me smile. Generally speaking, simple things make the days special. So here are my favorite grain free DONUTS, some great reads, and a tip to really make the summer special.
Guilt and obligation often lead to a very grumpy "yes." Why are we over-stuffing our lives? I've found some great motivation and courage to say "no" a little more often. Waiting for permission to say "no"? Read on, my friend, read on...here's all the permission you need!
Like so many mothers, I’ve wondered if I’m doing it right. Do I work too much? Are they eating enough vegetables or too many processed foods? How long before they realize their birthday parties will never be Pinterest-worthy? Do we talk about God enough? Am I leaning on technology too much for entertainment? Can swimming count as a bath in the summer? WHO KNOWS. But one thing I'm coming to understand: While I hope to teach my children some important things, I’m pretty sure they are really the ones teaching me.
I used to say stupid things like, “I’ll reset when I die.” But as it turns out, the small investment of time for soul-rejuvenation produces exponential returns. My commitment to this whole idea lead me to make a 5-and-a-half-hour drive to Fredericksburg, Texas where I spent 4 days with 40 women I’d never met. I found a sacred space to learn, listen, and pray. And even if you can't go to Camp Well, here are 5 ways you can create your own soul-rejuvenation experience [...]
Conflict and splinters have a lot in common. Just like every childhood has a few epic splinter stories, every leader has endured a few epic stories of conflict. 3 of the greatest lessons I've learned about conflict happened with my Grandmother in her 1950's pink bathroom over a splinter, a needle, and a bottle of Compho-Phenique [...]
I’ve read Love Does at least 10 times. In fact, it’s now required reading for every person who joins our staff at True To Life Ministries. I'm about to read it again, and I want YOU to read it with me! Join me in an exclusive Facebook Group for discussion, interviews with some amazing friends, fun surprises, and PRIZES!
It turns out taking cough medicine and bathing suit shopping have a lot in common. At least for me. From the procrastination and arguments against the whole ordeal, to the sweaty palms, racing heart, and dramatic faces of disgust. Things changed when I hit 30, but turns out there's both life and bathing suits that don't make me cringe after 30! Here are some shopping tips and bathing suits from 12 amazing ladies to help you navigate this whole bathing suit shopping thing [...]