You may think it will never arrive…your Spring. But it will. I cannot promise you a timeline and I cannot promise you it will look like what you hope for. What I know is it will arrive in the perfect time and in ways you didn’t know you needed or wanted. You have been inContinue reading “Spring is Coming”
“When someone shuts down his painful emotional side, they also lose the ability to express their joyous side. Emotions are a whole. With anger comes the ability to express delight; with sadness comes the ability to express lightheartedness. This is the breadth of emotion that allows an adult to experience intimacy with a spouse, withContinue reading “You Can’t Have One Without the Other”
“And if it all goes wrong and my work turns to dust today? This is your (my) kind reminder that outcomes are beyond the scope of my job description.” – Emily Freeman We can plant seeds. We can water. We can nurture. We can do all the right things. But we cannot control the outcome.Continue reading “Reminder About Outcomes”
“The benches we are invited to sit on with others may not always lead us to the security we long for. Sometimes they will simply provide us a safe place to feel insecure.” At some point and at more than one point in our lives, we will feel insecure. And as humans we long forContinue reading “Sitting on Benches”
Know your worth.Know you are enough.Know your beauty.Know your talents.Know you are needed.Know you have purpose.Know you are loved.Know you are seen.Know your value.Know your magnitude.Know your significance. Know these things…..and then add tax. Lots of tax.
For those of you parents who have a son or daughter starting their last semester of high school today, soak it all up. Enjoy it. Do all the things. Cry. Laugh. Cry some more. And be flexible. Expect the plans may change. And accept it is ok for the plans to change. We were startingContinue reading “The Last Semester”
This morning I found myself getting annoyed with my son’s alarm clock that had been going off for an hour. I was trying to read my devotional and the alarm kept going off. Then my dog, Shooter, started licking his paws. Better than other parts of his body but the licking sound was also ringingContinue reading “Alarm Clocks and Dog Noises”
I should have given you my two weeks notice, well, two weeks ago. That was the last time I was here. I took a couple weeks to slow down, go on an adventure, take a couple risks, doing some celebrating and reflect, dream and soak in the gratefulness I have for my life. Life isContinue reading “Two Weeks Notice”
I think I can speak for my entire class when I say I thought I might die in spin class yesterday morning. At least throw up or pass out. It was intense to say the least. At one point I may have been seeing stars. Seriously. It was that legit. Somewhere between trying to breatheContinue reading “The Interval That Made the Difference”
“Disappointment isn’t proof that God is withholding good things from us. Sometimes it’s His way of leading us home.” God is at work. In the waiting.In the unseen.In the winter of life. Pain isn’t without purpose.Disappointment isn’t without direction.Heartache isn’t without healing. He rescues.He reconciles.He redeems. He leads us home.