We live in a world that screams, “You’re behind! You should be doing ______! You should have accomplished ______ by now!” How overwhelming. There has to be another approach to living a meaningful life.
“I can’t do this.” If I haven’t said it out loud, how many times have I said it inside my head and heart The weight of the, “I can’t do this,” is so so heavy. It’s often very real, too. You really aren’t as strong as the task ahead of you many times…not by yourself. But you know what? You’ve … Read More
A word has been buzzing through my mind this Holy Week: “Overcome.” I woke up after a hard stretch of days, and that word just weighed heavy on my thoughts. Truthfully, with many of the hardships our family has dealt with the last five months and also just having to say goodbye to my grandparents’ home as I’ve known it … Read More
I think if I could title the past five months of my life, I could sum it all up as “Well, that did not go as planned.” In fact, 2016 has not been going quite as planned either. Maybe that’s where you are right now…feeling the need for a “do-over.” I’m talking myself through this as I talk you through … Read More
Last Christmas, I was a mess. Four months prior, I lost my first child- a miracle child- to miscarriage. My world stopped spinning for a while and so much offended me. Things that were part of my regular rhythms weren’t cutting it for my broken heart. Going to church didn’t feel safe for me, but I went anyway. I was surrounded by … Read More
How are your muscles today? Aching a bit from strain? What has you straining? Is it from grinding your teeth at night because that’s how your body inadvertently reacts to stress even as you sleep? Is it from carrying that very attached baby of yours everywhere you go even as you work? Is it from hunching over mounds of paperwork as … Read More