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Glossy or Matte?

We live in a world with images of the woman next door, her home, her kingdom, her power. Branding, lighting, taglines, followings, messages...tools to promote that can also enslave. We have filters at our fingertips. Truthfully, people can present themselves any way they want in our digital age. In fact, the pursuit of promotion in… Continue reading Glossy or Matte?

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Your personal state of the union

Nope--not gonna get political, however, I am going to get personal. There are an amazing amount of moving parts in our lives. Mixed with an inordinate amount of information coming our way, and the more we know, the more we can be paralyzed in the execution. We can feel like we "should" be doing more… Continue reading Your personal state of the union

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