My husband and I recently watched the mini-series Broken on the streaming service BritBox. The show stars Sean Bean, an incredible actor you may recognize from his more popular titles like Lord of the Rings, Game of Thrones, The Frankenstein Chronicles, or Snowpiercer. Even if you only remember Sean Bean as the actor who dies … More When I don’t know what to do, I look for light.
I was walking through a nearby neighborhood the other day while replaying a conversation with a friend from the previous week in my head. Don’t we all do that—replay conversations and come up with better or snarkier responses than the ones we had used in the moment? Well, I do. Anyway, I stewed on our … More Bumping into Jesus…and gargoyles.
Last month, my friend Kelsey guided an eager and eclectic group of women through a series of spiritual disciplines connected by the overarching theme of thirst. We read through Psalm 42 together, meditated on the longing and spiritual thirst expressed by the psalmist, talked about deer pants (a story for another day), savored biscotti, and … More How keeping a potted plant alive reminded me of my need for Jesus.
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.