Anxiety, grace, loving God with your mind, rest

Turn me off…

Life is unbelievably noisy. We live in a constant state of anxiety and go. This morning, as my brain and heart raced on the road to nowhere, I declared "I've had it." Done. Ever feel that way? As a mom, wife, business owner, and responsible human being I cannot just declare "done," but it signals… Continue reading Turn me off…

authenticity, encouraging women, grace, thankfulness, the reason for coming alive

I see you…

I see you finding your way in the world. I see you weaving through thoughts, doubts, experiences to find your voice. I see you bounding through a park with energy, spunk, empathy, and imagination. I see a freedom of owning who you are with no regard for what others think. I see you unaware of… Continue reading I see you…

authenticity, comparison, discernment, grace

Do I have food in my teeth?

I have big teeth, and I cannot lie. This is a fact. They attract green leafy food. I could try to defend against it by not showing my teeth--painfully keeping my mouth closed while at dinner with friends or in the company of strangers. There's a problem, though. My mouth was made to smile, to… Continue reading Do I have food in my teeth?

discipleship, God's word, grace, self-absorption, sin, spiritual growth, the gospel, transformation by truth, trusting God

Forget Me Not

When you feel remembered--when someone acknowledges and leans in, it is so powerful. You feel seen and heard and chosen. There's nothing more deflating than having to introduce yourself to a person for the 49th time, and they have no clue who you are. It feels empty. That's why I love to connect with people--we… Continue reading Forget Me Not

authenticity, grace, humility, parenting, spiritual growth, trusting God

Clueless

At dinner the other night, my youngest said "Grown-ups know everything." Then, the seven year old chimed with..."No way, they only know about some things." I laughed to myself, and I remembered having that unbridled confidence in grown-ups. I think of all the adults I grew up around and that I considered any age of… Continue reading Clueless

Anxiety, authenticity, God's word, grace, humility, the gospel, transformation by truth, trusting God, Uncategorized

Contrary to Popular Opinion…

You are not enough. You read it right. That's offensive, huh? I am NOT saying you do not have worth. I am NOT saying that you do not have value. I am NOT saying you cannot do hard things. I am NOT saying you are not tough. I am NOT saying you are a failure.… Continue reading Contrary to Popular Opinion…

Anxiety, authenticity, discipline, grace, margin, sin, spiritual growth, transformation by truth, trusting God

It all started with a “little” project

It all started with a closet project.  Little did I know that it would turn into so much more.   Our home has more than ample storage, but the problem is we have dumped stuff there.  The stuff that is falling out of the closets and the basement means there is stuff everywhere in our… Continue reading It all started with a “little” project