You might say most humans do no want to walk toward a mess. We see something difficult, complicated or confusing and we tend to want to head in the opposite direction. That's one of the reasons I love what my pastor says: When we find that we have been making ourselves small - that we've … Continue reading How Did We Get So Small?
July 4th. Most people attribute the summer holiday with being together with friends and family, firework shows and good food. But for me, July 4th will always remind me of my breakdown. I had been feeling the cracks and splits within myself for a long time. The 'not good enough' voices had been there for years, … Continue reading When We Realize We Have No Voice
Sometimes you read a book and certain words resonate on the spot. You're nodding your head and saying your Ah-ha's and soaking in all the author offers. Every once and a while, you discover a word, phrase or story from that book comes back and re-gifts you at a much more needed time. This phrase … Continue reading Show Up and Participate
Every morning, I drop Harper off at her elementary school and about an hour and a half later, I drop Bentley off at his preschool. When I drop each of them off at school, I have the exact same routine. I get them out of the car and I take a moment to remind them … Continue reading Remember Who You Are
Last week, I spent some time thinking about the 16 year old athlete version of me from long ago. She seems to be the truest version of me before I was introduced to deep pain or experiencing wounds. I learned something from that girl. When it came to anything athletic, she used to say, “I … Continue reading Channelling My Inner Athlete
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