Sometime ago, my life ran out of space to the point I felt like I couldn’t breathe, and it took me a long time to realize I wasn’t alone. Living without whitespace for extended periods of time is a fast-track to burnout. So, why don’t we see it? I think we’ve believed some serious myths, and they’re blinding us. Here’s some tips for self-reflection and gut-level honesty […]
I’ve spent many of the dinners of my almost-eight-years of parenthood just trying to survive, counting “dinner” actually happening - with real food for us to eat - as the greatest win. Last year, I realized we were missing an opportunity at dinner, and this simple tweak has changed everything!
I kissed new year’s resolutions goodbye a long time ago (and I think you should do the same)! For the last few years, I’ve been on a journey of upping the intentionality in my life because I’m simply unwilling to leave things of such great importance to chance, and I think I’m finally finding my sweet spot.
I think invisible ink and God have a lot in common. And if you've ever felt God to be absent, forgetful, silent, or just out of reach, I bet you'll agree. But, there’s hope here. Plenty of it, in fact.
I didn’t grow up celebrating Advent, but in recent years I’ve found such joy in the practice of Advent. It’s brought the focus to this season I always felt was missing in my life but could never articulate. In case you fear introducing Advent will be like a second job, let me just put those fears to rest!
THIRTY ONE days separate Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve. That's just enough time for us to lose our minds. Let's reclaim our holidays by replacing the craziness with gratitude! (Plus you just might win some of my favorite books!)
After a surprising conversation with my friend Chris last week, I found myself somewhere between conviction and motivation as I contemplated this simple truth: we never outgrow growth. But, if I’m not careful, I can get so busy with learning I think I’m actually doing….
This photo promptly landed itself in the "never share publicly" category because of that extra roll of flesh hanging over my pants in the front (that you may not have even noticed until I pointed it out). Ladies, why do we pick ourselves apart? We are better than this. 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. It's time to re-write the messages I'm believing about myself! And honestly, the stakes couldn't be higher [...]
I recently asked one of the busiest people I know how she finds rest, and boy did she give insight I desperately needed. Turns out rest has much more to do with the posture of our hearts than the activities of our days […]
“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….