Last week I wrote about what it looks and feels like to live our life in faded color, and how it can be easy to offer the world a safe, edited version of ourselves. You’re not alone if you’ve spent much of your life trying to be like someone else, being afraid and living in … Continue reading In Living Color
Last week I shared about an invitation we’ve been offered to lean into who God’s made us to be and do what He’s created us to do. Sounds easy right? My personal experience has proven otherwise. As I continued thinking this week on this “leaning” idea, I realized it requires one thing of me I … Continue reading In Faded Color
Dear sweet Audi, I see you... I see you making your way through the trenches of parenting. And you're doing a good job. You had one deep, dark spiraling moment this week and it took everything in you to not react like you used to. Harsh self-criticism is your old way of being. And your … Continue reading Letter to Me: See the Change
It can feel difficult to fully step into who you were created to be. Believe me, I know. Things like risk, fear, shame, confusion or other challenges can muffle our ability to listen to our soul or pay attention to the unique longings and passions God put inside of us. As I’ve spent the past … Continue reading What Were You Made to Do?
Dear sweet Audi, What would happen if you let yourself off the hook? Off the hook of having to be perfect... What would happen if you stopped trying to be the sum of everyone else's strengths? What would happen if you fully relaxed into EXACTLY who you are - imperfections and all? You are not more … Continue reading Letter to Me: Let Yourself Off the Hook
Last week I finished Donald Miller’s new book Scary Close all in about 2.1 seconds. It was a breathtakingly honest and soulful read. One I’m already looking forward to rereading again. If you don't have a copy, stop what you are doing and get one. It's that good. With each line, I felt comforted as … Continue reading Are We Letting Others See the Tender Us?
Dear Sweet Audi, You made it. You made it through another week of ups and downs. And you did it with courage. And beauty. Your health and physical pain overshadowed your week and threatened to jumble your thoughts and feelings about so much. But you went right back to trusting God in the midst of … Continue reading Letter to Me: Can I Tell You Something?
Some days, the momentum of life feels up hill. The smallest amount of pressure feels like too much. The words coming out of other’s mouths seem like they’ve got nails on them. Silence would be much preferred. And energy? Well you might as well feel like Wesley from the Princess Bride, after he’s been tortured … Continue reading A Hand to Hold in Your Pain
Dear Sweet Audi, It can be so easy to circle and circle around all the hard things in life. Especially when we are pursuing soul transformation. Can you just stop and celebrate a few victories? This week was all about God giving you redemptive perspective on life’s little moments of suffering. And you grabbed on … Continue reading Letter to Me: Stopping to Celebrate
One thing my closest family and friends know about me is that I am sensitive. All too sensitive some days. It’s a part of me that has been terribly inconvenient at times and life-saving at others. I’ve often prayed for thicker skin or the ability to truly laugh at myself. Other times I’ve simply wished … Continue reading Why I Can be Thankful for Being Sensitive