If you’ve been around for a while, you may have picked up on a something about me. For decades I’ve struggled with an internal pressure to perform. Excel. Do well. Publicly. To this day, it is a temptation I fall prey to—though less so now than before. I want others to think well of me, … More Meeting God in the margins.
We live in a culture that equates business with importance and so we often find ways to keep ourselves busy. Occupied. Unavailable. Just out of reach. Yet we are also a people who desire to connect with Jesus. As apprentices of Jesus, people who learn to do as he does, we know and understand the … More When an hour or more is a balm for the soul.
One morning I awoke to a group text message from my bestie. She shared her thoughts from the scripture passage we read a few days prior. There are seven of us and we’re all on the same reading plan, just on different days. I’m a few days behind and I’m learning to be okay with … More Connecting with God as a way of life.
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.