I can still remember the first time I was irritated about not being able to find a mentor. I was on active duty and was seeking to apply for the Naval Academy to become a commissioned officer. My BIG dream at the time was to be able to find someone who had the Navy career, marriage and kids. I searched high and low and found no one that had it all. After having my son I knew my heart could not … [Read more...] about Unleashed
This morning I was going over my weekly schedule and to do list in my Passion Planner when I read this; Whenever you find yourself stuck at what feels like a dead end, ask someone who has been able to push past that problem for advice and guidance. It doesn't have to be in person. Email and phone calls work just as well. We all need a mentor or someone to disciple us in our journey. Someone … [Read more...] about Just Ask. Ask for Help.
Life is not always sunshine and daisies. There will be storms and cloudy days. There will be moments of doubt or uncertainty. And if I am being completely honest there are days I am 100% certain I am screwing my kid up royally. There are even moments when I think my husband would be better off without me. The doubt is laced in our inability to give ourselves grace. Grace is easier … [Read more...] about Pushing Through
What does sharing life look like in our overly connected world? How do you share life without feeling the shame of telling your toughest struggles? These questions are tough and the truth is sharing life with others is not always fun and games. There will be moments of vulnerability and shame but, if you are willing to get past your insecurities there is beauty on the other side. The … [Read more...] about Sharing Life
Learning to explore life through sharing my words and journey began almost eight years ago. Processing life through words began for me in my childhood and my love for it has only grown. Yes, it can be scary to allow others into my thoughts. There have been times I have wanted to retreat and stop sharing all together and yet words are what help me to heal, grow and learn. Words are like a friend … [Read more...] about Thank You
Fighting to understand your calling in life is hard enough without being told you are not good enough. Even though those words are not actually spoken. Instead "they" quote Paul and reference the church of Acts to disqualify and deter you from pressing on with your passion for leading and teaching. The struggle to redefine women in today's world still seems strange to me. Women are in the … [Read more...] about Good Enough