Call me cheesy, but I kinda think Mondays are special: not only is the day new, but the whole week is new. It doesn’t take much to realize each of the 168 hours are overflowing with potential and opportunity; even the mundane can be full of purpose when surrendered. So, on the best of my Mondays, I start with this simple prayer guide….
Let’s be CELEBRATORS instead of critics. The world has plenty of critics. Don’t you think? Our words (and thoughts) in unscripted moments tell the true story of our hearts. We don’t just need a change in conversation, we need a change in our hearts. A genuine concern for Christ breeds genuine concern for people, and when our hearts are fixed on Christ and are intent on loving people, it will be reflected in our words and in our lives. #wearecelebrators
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 [...]