“Meredith, where have the new blog posts been?” Well, that’s a good question. About a year ago, I considered two ideas that had been swirling around my heart and mind quite some time: grad school and writing a book. The book won. Even though I kept waiting for everything to be perfect: perfect words. Perfect concept. Perfect platform. Perfect timing. But as we all know: “perfect” doesn’t exist. And here we are. One year later….
So much of life is sweeter if it’s shared! I'm looking for some fun, enthusiastic friends to help spread the word via social media, email, and everyday conversations! All the fun will start Monday (May 21). Launch team members will receive all kinds of goodies. PLEASE JOIN US!
My introduction to motherhood looked nothing like I thought it would. There was no pregnancy, no baby shower, no planning, and no hopeful anticipation. The phone call woke me from a dead sleep…it’s been 11 years since the call asking us to take in a 15-year-old. And now, with a 7 and 3-year-old, I wonder if I’m doing it right. But nothing prepared me for all God would teach me about myself and about Him. While I hope to teach my children some important things – like how to go potty, tie their shoes, and show kindness – I’m pretty sure they are really the ones teaching me.
I invited my friend, Jennifer Culverhouse, to give us a quick education on where our beauty budget should really go - especially as busy women who are on a budget (o.k., I'M on a budget...let's be honest). Here's what she had to say...
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 [...]