Have you ever felt struck over the head by a seemingly simple concept? A few years back, when I was beginning to realize I had lost my soul voice, I felt like a whole new reality was opened up to me when I read a verse I've known my whole life. In Mark 12:31, Jesus says, … Continue reading When it’s Time for a Little Self-Love
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?
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?
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
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
Dear sweet Audi, I know you think you are hard to love today... This week, your shortcomings seemed front and center, as if they were the sum of all your worth. The shame and guilt felt real and true. But let me tell you: they are NOT true. You expect perfection from yourself... standards way … Continue reading Letter to Me: Hard to Love
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
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
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