There is a natural line-up to life. Your born, you live, you pass on. Much of how we do things in that space also has rhythms. Some of us have better systems in place than others but for the most part we all, Wake-up, brush teeth, work five days (sometimes six), take weekend's off, vacation [...]
From the beginning of time men and women have been given subtle pushes from society and our world of what roles we should play and what obligations we have. When we don't measure up in any way we feel shame. Shame: Makes us feel less than; it diminishes the individual's value It causes us to [...]
It is through the bruises, the pain and the utter devastations in life that I am reminded of the cross. That I am reminded that Jesus wept. That in our deepest moment of gain there was loss. Utter brokenness of a body and utter devastation of a spirit.
It is very easy to cancel when you don't want it, when you are sick, when there is something better. It is much more challenging to let go of dreams, goals, desires, and personal mile markers. Often we push ourselves to an unhealthy place just by holding on to too much. Today, I thought I'd write about a helpful tool. I use this often when things start to feel out of control and too busy.
I don't know what it is about Downton Abbey that creates such an appeal. However, almost everyone I talk to can appreciate it. I recently (pre-quarantine) got a chance to visit the exhibit! I walked through the real live set of the downstairs kitchen and read through letters from the war. I followed a virtual [...]
The topic of rest and a day off was just discussed a few short months ago in our small group. It is amazing to me how many people loved the concept of taking a longer more initial break and then as a whole everyone everywhere was forced to do so! In our season of social [...]
How are you energizing your date life? Unless we push ourselves and fuel our creative ideas, most of us will just go into auto pilot. You have a lifetime to unravel the mysteries of their heart, personality, and desires. There are no shortcuts here. Learning the art of dating well is a worthy endeavor to [...]
Just a few short years ago I went through a massive personal crisis. I had given up my life career to take on another dream. Motherhood. I loved it. I had prayed for it. I was living it the absolute best way too. I mean, I knew my kids sleep schedules, I faithfully read to [...]
Life can be so hard at times. Things can be thrown at you that you are unprepared for, and that knocks the wind right out of you. Things that despite your best efforts you have no control over. I have a saying personally about this. "We don't get to write our stories. God does that. [...]
Recently I had someone I wanted to try and meet up with and they couldn't. It got me thinking about how much we max out our lives and then can't find time for people. So as not to confuse you that this was a one time ask and during the end of the year, I [...]