I get a lot of questions about how I do it all: go to school, work from home, write a blog, be a good mom, be a good wife, volunteer, stay in touch with friends, clean the house, cook from scratch, run a business, run errands, work out, do the laundry, have quiet time, watch … More 3 practices that simplify my life.
One of the biggest gifts I gave myself a few years ago was permission to reflect. For years, I resisted the practice of personal reflection. I told myself the story that reflection always involved revisiting something painful, difficult, or embarrassing. I’m not certain if it’s my enneagram type or my disdain for focusing too much … More 3 habits that shaped me last year.
I’ve always been fascinated by rainbows. When I was a little girl, I believed leprechauns placed pots of gold at the end of every rainbow. I distinctly recall playing in the sprinklers in my back yard and searching for microscopic golden glimmers and the green garbed little men who most certainly guarded them. It’s actually … More 2020 Reflections, Refractions, and Rainbows
One month ago, I shared a story about a former business coach who told a hilarious story from a time she hobbled across a room, flung her high heel across the stage, ripped her dress, and left her audience in utter shock. At the end of that story, I decided that sometimes doing new things … More Self doubt set in when my idea received a deadline.
It’s story time! Quite a while back, I was working with a business coach. Deb was great—she taught me a ton about neuroscience and how it affected my thoughts and behaviors as it related to my business. While at a conference she was giving, she told a hilarious story. I’m going to get some of … More What I learned from Jesus about taking risks.
“I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.”– C. S. Lewis I don’t know if it’s because I’m taking philosophy classes right now, meeting with someone who invites me to think along these lines, or if it’s … More What I learned from the Lord’s Prayer.
In our seventeen years of marriage, Chris and I have lost many things—some important and some not so much. We’ve lost our keys, our way, important documents, our minds, a baby, our jobs, and sometimes hope. Though we’ve never lost our faith, over the years it has certainly been shaken. Last year, Chris and I … More How I dealt with a year of disappointment.
In anticipation of, and preparation for, a series of unbelievable storms, our friend Mike Allen, pastor of Westminster Presbyterian Church in Laurel, MS posted this photo. It was actually a memory from eight years prior. His caption was simple, “As we anticipate a stormy week…” I almost scrolled past his post. It was the rainbow … More Looking for God in life’s storms.
We are in a global pandemic in which approximately 792,000 people worldwide have died from COVID-19. Our country is in the middle of an unbelievable Presidential election season and we are dealing with the rising awareness of systemic racism on a national scale. In my home state of California, we are in our sixth month … More I am loved even when my world is on literal fire.
“You can’t fast-forward an apple (or a strawberry). Fruit grows slow.” When I stumbled across this image on Caroline’s Instagram story, my jaw dropped. It was like God wanted me to be scrolling Instagram that morning! Yep—I said it. God can use Instagram. You’re welcome. If you’ve been following me a little while, you know … More We can’t rush God or God’s process.