HEALTHY FROM THE INSIDE OUT

Diets, cleanses, fixes, detoxes … Until just a couple months ago my only response to these invitations was “yeah….NO thanks. I’m good!” (as I stuffed another scone in my mouth). I put myself into a category that I didn’t belong in. “Just fine.” “Healthy enough.” “Fit enough.” Food matters. Conviction was setting in. I knew […]

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WHEN THE DARKNESS IS THICK

Life can be full of quite the ups and downs, can it not?! Surely we all have no trouble rejoicing and dancing and celebrating. But then there are the unspeakable circumstances. Shocking outcomes. Accidents. Illnesses. Betrayals. Traumas. Failures. Broken things. The fall was REAL, y’all. And we all feel the darkness of this world like […]

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MY MORNING ROUTINE AND DAILY AFFIRMATIONS

I’ve enjoyed this last month more than I can put into words {think resting, reading, traveling} but the school year is finally here! This means I have some margin built-in to work on writing and speaking and getting back to business! (Score for a baby who still takes morning naps!) It also means that I […]

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BLOOD, SWEAT, AND TEARS…LITERALLY (ON WRITING A BOOK)

When I pulled that book out of the Amazon box, I finally felt it. The weight of my dream becoming a reality. A dream that was born probably FIVE years ago when I longed for one like it so desperately. I wrote the book God created me to write. I still can’t swallow it completely. […]

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ON WEEPING, WAILING, and WAITING

Lamentation (n): the passionate expression of grief or sorrow; weeping.   I went to a NAMI support group a couple nights ago because I’m a big believer in support groups when you’re hurting.   They remind you that you’re not alone. You can sit and cry and “get” each other without even speaking a word.   […]

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IT’S NOT ALL OR NOTHING

I’ve gotten lost lately. Lost in cyberspace. Lost in the world of “business-y moms.” Lost in the world of “better blogging webinars” and better pinterest/instagram/facebook/twitter use. Better websites. Better strategy. Better better better. More more more.  It threatens to drown me with all its goodness. It overwhelms me and makes me want to throw up […]

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