COURAGEOUS –MY WORD AND 10 2017 GOALS

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It’s overwhelming to me how much I love planning, dreaming, and strategizing. If I weren’t a believer, New Years Day would have to be my favorite holiday. There’s no hype. No pressure. No obligations. Just a beautifully clean slate and a year of possibility ahead. My heart! I shared a Facebook Live video yesterday about […]

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THINGS I SAY TO MY KIDS ALLTHETIME (THAT ADULTS SHOULD HEAR TOO)

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  “As long as your privates are covered and you’re warm enough, you can wear whatever brings you joy, sweetheart!” “You can say anything to God. He knows what you mean, even if it doesn’t come out the right way.” “You can do anything you put your mind to.” “It’s okay to cry.” “You need […]

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HEALTHY FROM THE INSIDE OUT

Getting 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

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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)

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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

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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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