Last week, April 14th marked eleven years since my brother Jeffrey passed away. Each year that has come and gone has taught me grief cannot be calculated, expected or pushed around. Grief comes and goes as it pleases and rarely gives you any kind of notice as to how she might arrive. Some times she … Continue reading Grief and Gold
This past weekend, I had the kids on my own while Jeremy was away on a guy’s (long) golf weekend. I am 34 weeks pregnant which makes me not quite miserable, but definitely not as confidant in my ability to chase after my 2 year old in public (She’s one fast mama-jama and, believe me, … Continue reading Do You Know You Are Wildly Loved?
Last week, I had a day where I found myself feeling discouraged and discontent. When I took a moment to take an inventory of my thoughts throughout the day, I realized I had been caught playing the comparison game again. Maybe you've done this too? Thought by thought, I had spent the day stewing silently in … Continue reading When We Need to Look Down… And Then Look Up Again
At the beginning of the year, I wrote a heart-felt post about the word reliance and how I felt compelled to choose it as my personal theme for 2015. I had a slim idea I would be challenged by this term at some point. But we are never fully prepared for what life will bring us, … Continue reading Surrendering the Imperfect
The ocean has always possessed a kind of power over my soul. I am drawn to it like a honeybee is drawn to a flower, as though I was made to be near it and it was made to feed the person I was created to be. No matter what kind of chaos or emotion … Continue reading Let the Ocean Speak
This morning I was reminded of something I heard Bob Goff say at a conference last year. He talked about how Jesus sees us for who we are becoming. Not for who we were, not for who we currently are. He sees us for who He’s making us to be. This struck a deep cord … Continue reading Who You Are Becoming
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
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?
My New Year rang in a little differently than I pictured. I pictured plowing into new routines, conquering to-do lists and strict self-discipline. Instead, I found myself bowing to the porcelain throne, dousing essential oils on my body and chugging Gatorade. As a mother of three, I found myself COMPLETELY reliant on my husband … Continue reading Reliance: My Anthem for 2015
What I am learning from this past year of processing my story and healing some wounds is that if I allow fear to be the chief in charge, it will ALWAYS keep me huddling in the corner. It will keep my spirit bound up, hostage and absolutely quiet. Fear keeps my gaze looking at all the … Continue reading Tenderly FOR Me