Harmony

I had a pretty cool experience last fall, before all of this craziness started. And I haven’t been able to get it off of my mind lately. Picture yourself sitting by a lake on a cool, frosty morning.  You are sitting in a circle with a group of women, some of whom you know, others…

Things I Know

This is not me saying that I have the answers to life.   Or any answers really.   This is just me coming to several realizations due to some conversations that I’ve had recently.  Some amazing, important realizations.   I have never actually said any of them out loud.  They may not even matter to…

Beauty in the Broken

The beauty is in letting them see us for our whole self.  Broken, messy bits and all.  Being real with those around us allows for a beauty you can’t begin to imagine. 

There Is Beauty in Your Story

I had the privilege of hearing the testimony of a friend recently.  She phoned me the night before she was coming to our ladies group, and told me she had never really told her story in front of a group before. She had actually only told parts of her story to people who needed to…

I Know How It Ends

I don’t know who needs to hear this today, but I know how this ends.  I know who wins.  Good will prevail.  It may not be today, but at the very end, where it’s important, good wins.   God wins.

Words

There is such power in your words, whether spoken or written.  And those who have been there should hear them.

I Laughed Today

We’re being given a chance right now. A chance to stop. To pay attention to those around us. To laugh. To make memories out of the small moments.

Appreciate the Pause

I don’t know how you’re feeling in all of this. I know that one minute I’m so glad to be safe at home, with a long established homeschooling schedule, and a healthy (so far) family. And a few minutes later, I’m shaken. The world as I knew it has changed. Everything feels so uncertain. And…

Made For This

I keep hearing this phrase lately. Almost daily. Partly because I listen to Jenny Allen’s Made for This podcast every week. 😊 But I also keep hearing other people use this phrase. And describe how God has put us in this time as who we are for a reason. And He has. He doesn’t make…

Answer With Grace

So I offer this advice. Make sure the words you say to those you love are filtered through grace. And make absolutely sure that the words you say to yourself are filtered with that same grace.