My inner dialogue is harsh and cruel. My inner dialogue is quick to point out where I am missing the mark in my everyday life. As I sat with tears streaming down my face yesterday afternoon I quickly realized I am a very critical person and I just do not seem to have grace for myself. In this season of life with the chaos of our house flooding, baseball, family and work I have been … [Read more...] about Made for Grace
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
My words have fallen void and lifeless in the last two weeks. I have found myself frustrated and feeling lost. My hope has become diluted with feeling less than and like a mistake. Here is where I am. This idea that we need to only share the good, joyous and happy moments in life is bullshit. Real life sucks at times. Bad things happen. Why do we only share the highlights? What a … [Read more...] about You Are Here
No words to explain how you are feeling? Pray. Trust. Believe. No words to right a wrong. Pray. Trust. Believe. No words to make it better. Pray. Trust. Believe. The anger swirling in my mind is overwhelming. The hurt in my heart is all-consuming. The frustration is eating away at my brain. Pray. Trust. Believe. There … [Read more...] about No Words
As I prepare to drop you off today for your first of many adventures away from me I can NOT help but be excited for you my son. I still remember sixth grade camp with fondness. The laughter. The songs. Night hiking. Friendships. I will NEVER forget the first time I held you in my arms thinking I would do anything to keep you safe. You are strong. You are confident. You … [Read more...] about To My Son
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.