Encouragement · Hope · wisdom

Monday Motivation for Anyone Feeling Stuck

A cycle is a series of events that are regularly repeated in the same order. It is also known as a pattern. We get into them in our relationships, in the way we move our body, in our exercise habits, and the list goes on. Can you distinguish a healthy pattern from an unhealthy one?…… Continue reading Monday Motivation for Anyone Feeling Stuck

Encouragement · Hope · wisdom

Long Game Strategy: Hold on to Hope

This has been a full year in our family. We have two college graduates with real jobs [GLORY], we gained a son-in-love [not pictured], we will have another licensed driver shortly, and we have a wedding next week to make our daughter-in-love official. Underneath all the celebration is a deep gratitude. We have walked through…… Continue reading Long Game Strategy: Hold on to Hope

Encouragement · wisdom

Note to Self–You Work FROM Approval

So much of my life has been sitting in the waiting room. Waiting for an opportunity. Waiting for affirmation. Waiting for acknowledgement. Waiting for permission to begin. I was stuck because I thought my gift of teaching and writing would be used in a particular context. I waited and waited for a green light in…… Continue reading Note to Self–You Work FROM Approval

Encouragement · wisdom

Note to Self–Live Wholeheartedly

Real talk. ➡ Summer social media posts have taken me out in the past. Seeing the amazing vacations and daily adventures of others has sparked envy that quickly turned to dissatisfaction with my own life. Do you know what I am talking about? It is funny how our instinct to compare surfaces without an invitation.…… Continue reading Note to Self–Live Wholeheartedly

Encouragement · Hope · wisdom

Thoughtful Thursday–It’s OKAY to Relax

To the person who has been holding your breath–it is okay to relax. Maybe you’ve been waiting for the other shoe to drop or the next storm to hit. Truth is–trouble will come, but what might happen if you reframe your outlook? Lean in and consider another way to look at your life. It’s not…… Continue reading Thoughtful Thursday–It’s OKAY to Relax

Announcement · Community · Faith

Reflect, Reveal, Receive, Redeem Women’s Retreat Announcement

I am excited to offer Reflect, Reveal, Receive, and Redeem, a retreat for women. We will gather at Riven Rock Ranch in Comfort, Texas June 24th-26th to experience the beauty of the Hill Country and the gift of connection and rest. We will dig into the Word, connect in small groups, and engage in quiet…… Continue reading Reflect, Reveal, Receive, Redeem Women’s Retreat Announcement

Encouragement · wisdom

How do you Measure Success?

When I was young, I loved wearing my mother’s boots around the house. They were a light leather mid-calf boot, and I thought they were AMAZING. Every time I tried them on, I hoped they would finally fit. Although I never got to wear those bad boys to elementary school, I felt grown up and…… Continue reading How do you Measure Success?

Encouragement · Hope · wisdom

Note to Self: Reminders we ALL Need

Whenever I sit down to write, I think about all the things that have been swirling in my head. As an enneagram one, the things swirling in my head are MANY. I consider and reconsider everything I say, everything someone said to me, every action taken, every decision of inaction, and on and on. The…… Continue reading Note to Self: Reminders we ALL Need

Encouragement · Hope · wisdom

Taking Matters Into My Own Hands

Recently, I was invited into a circle of suffering. Most of us prefer an invitation to a celebration, but there is something sacred to be found in the space of suffering. Our deep need for connection is realized in the most tender seasons of our lives. As I sat and looked around the room, I…… Continue reading Taking Matters Into My Own Hands