It is hard to pay attention to everything that is going on around us in life. It is hard to not be distracted with the busyness of life. What does not being distracted even look like? How can we be fully present for our families and friends if we are always distracted? As a tasked oriented women this makes me a hard charging distracted wife, mother and friend. I am constantly checking … [Read more...] about Slow Down
~Reposted from February 2015. Every time I put myself out there again something happens to make me want to crawl back into my shell. Life is safe in my shell. I am protected and can no longer be hurt or vulnerable to attack when I hide out from the real world. Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it. Embracing our vulnerabilities is risky … [Read more...] about Praise and Coffee
Stop preaching. Stop teaching. Stop trying to prove you are right. Listen. See. Hear. And be present. Take the time to really connect with people in your life. Walk side by side and do life together. Be real. Be loving. Be kind. Be there for one another. This life is so darn short and precious. We are missing the best of things and wasting time on striving to succeed and be … [Read more...] about Let’s Do Life Together.
It is no mistake that Broken Trust posted the same morning I read chapter fifteen in Jennie Allen's book Restless: Because You Were Made for More. She wrote about fighting to keep connection alive and being intentional in friendship but, she also tackled the harsh reality that we will be hurt by those closest to us. I am a rescued mess of a human, and so are you. And we will hurt each other … [Read more...] about Reckless Love
When I first started writing it was my therapy. It was my way of processing everything that I was learning and seeing in the world and in my own life. Recently, I have found myself reflecting more and writing less about the tough things in this life. I am not sure if it is maturity, fear or possibly my new coping mechanism but it is what I have started to do more and more with the tough things in … [Read more...] about Broken Trust
If I am being honest with myself then I have to admit there are glimpses of running after my dreams but also glimpses of running away from my dreams. There are morning I wake up excited to see what Father has for me and other days I just want to sit on the couch and drown myself in reality television. Numb (v): meaning unable to think, feel or react. There are moments in my life when I … [Read more...] about Unlocking Our Restless Discontent Hearts