Sometimes, when I feel down this statement comes in and I begin to feel even worse. I begin to question my talent, my education, my gifts, my identity. Usually comparison comes swiftly. But this morning I have had enough. I’ll answer that question in less than 15 minutes
As I sat in my truck one evening after an overwhelming, non-stop day and realized that at 6 pm on a weekday I still wouldn’t be relaxing for several more hours I asked God for strength… I received another question instead: “Who said you had to do it all anyways? WHO?”
How to be broken. Where is the how to book for that? I don’t know how to do it. I assume some suggestions are: Be and adult and suck it up. Pray about it. Keep busy. Find the positives. Cry. But what of those actually tells you HOW to be broken. How do we process … Continue reading How to be broken
I had the distinct pleasure of interviewing Nicole on my program Big Lake Now. Here you will find the interview in it's entirety.
So today I decided. My body is what it is. And I choose to love it. I've given birth to 2 amazing, healthy girls. Recovered from 2 C-sections, and I've been "skinny" and back again. Goodness, I'm over the constant race to be better looking, to be thinner. I'm over me being my worst body … Continue reading I decided, I’m over the body race…
When you love and care for others it is inevitable that at some point you will feel loss, rejection, disappointment, hurt, or pain. It is the human condition. That's the risk one takes when they let people in or put themselves out there. Why else do so many swear off love, keep people at a distance, or avoid getting involved in community or fellowship? They've been hurt.
To be your true self can be a challenge, but that does not mean you shouldn’t go for it. The world makes sure that you find that task to be very difficult. I will recognize the pressures, expectations, ideas, assumptions, values and judgements the world has. I will also recognize when I give in to […]
This is the second part in a series about how my life has shifted since I chose to live in the knowledge that I was not created to please man or woman. I was designed to please the Father. This particular post is about being able to see my motives for what they were and … Continue reading Pleasure of God, Part 2
The shape of my face, curve of my hips, size of my waist, or the length and color of my hair are not to be treated as if they are traits meant to be aesthetically pleasing to anyone, but my husband, nor are they meant to meet cultural standards.
Originally written: August 1, 2016 I want to lose 30 pounds by the time I turn 33 years old in July of 2017. I had this narrative in my head with all the reasons I wanted to do this. But I thought it worked perfectly for me to just start with a list of 30 … Continue reading 30 Reasons