Encouragement · Letters from the Heart

Dear Daughter, Live in the Middle

Here is the third letter in the Letters from the Heart blog series! We have several more letters to go, and you will hear from some new voices in the coming weeks. The letters are tender and inspiring, and I hope you’ll come back every Monday to read each installment! I had the fortune/misfortune of…… Continue reading Dear Daughter, Live in the Middle

Encouragement · moment of truth monday

Moment of Truth Monday

Talking on the phone is one of my least favorite activities of all times. As in, I want to hide when my phone starts ringing [not exaggerating, but please don’t feel the need to test this theory]. Okay, that’s not entirely true. As a teen, I’d stretch that wall-mounted phone cord beyond its limits and…… Continue reading Moment of Truth Monday

Encouragement · moment of truth monday

Moment of Truth Monday

I’ve been thinking about the highlight reel I see throughout all forms of social media. There isn’t anything inherently wrong about posting the wins of life-though it gets a lot of negative air time. The trouble lives in the comparison game. When I hold my life against the backdrop of the wins of others, I…… Continue reading Moment of Truth Monday

Encouragement · moment of truth monday

Moment of Truth Monday

Size has been a point of conversation my entire life. Mind you, it’s not a topic I’ve initiated or enjoyed. Mere dislike of a subject doesn’t keep it at bay, unfortunately. In elementary school, I was often “volun-told” to crawl under the bathroom stall and unlock the door. Not only does my current germaphobe self…… Continue reading Moment of Truth Monday

Encouragement · moment of truth monday · Sow Kind

Moment of Truth Monday

I’m a big fan of words. The #sowkind movement is [after all] rooted in my belief that words have the ability to influence stories, change seasons, and adjust perspectives. Words really matter, but words alone are not enough. Very often in my parenting-I have used a phrase that was as much for me as it…… Continue reading Moment of Truth Monday

Community · Encouragement · moment of truth monday

Moment of Truth Monday

Running has always been a natural tendency of mine. Not in the lace up your shoes and pound the pavement kind of way, but from circumstances and situations. It’s instinctive, really. I was created with a small dose of fight, and an excessive amount of flight! After years of hindsight, I figured out that fear…… Continue reading Moment of Truth Monday

Encouragement · moment of truth monday

Moment of Truth Monday

Last year, during a passing conversation, a wise friend asked me if I noticed any reoccurring feedback for my teaching or writing. Until she asked the question, I hadn’t been attentive enough to notice a repeating theme. Suffice it to say, I resolved to listen with new intention. As I listened, a common response DID…… Continue reading Moment of Truth Monday