How do we make it all matter when we can not be honest and real about where we are in life? The lies and facades that we have it all together. The pretending and making everyone think life is grand. The masks we wear will eventually taint the heart of who we are if we do not take them off and embrace our true selves. Everyone says it is okay to not be okay however; if you say you're not … [Read more...] about Let’s STOP Faking It
The birds are chirping and the smell of fresh coffee fills the air. As I finish the final words of Shauna Niequist's Present Over Perfect and am watching my sleeping twelve-year-old son in front of me I am undone in a new and exciting way...not undone like after Easter this year but, undone none the less. All my dreams and ideas for my future have vanished. All my passion and hustle to make … [Read more...] about Present Over Perfect
Rest does not come easy to me. When I wake up I see all the things that need to be done around me. The laundry is piled up. The dishes need to be done. Floors need to be vacuumed and mopped. My brain sees a list of things that need to be checked off my to-do list today. Who has time to rest when things need to get done around the house, right? Okay, maybe I am wired … [Read more...] about Day of Rest
Why is rest so hard for so many people? We need to intentionally take time to sit back and rest our mind, body and soul. Every person needs to take one day away. A day in which one consciously separates the past from the future. Jobs, family, employers, and friends can exist one day without any one of us, and if our egos permit us to confess, they could exist eternally in our absence. Each … [Read more...] about Rest
Trusting does not always come easy to me. I can still remember the first few times I left Lucas in the care of friends and family. I wanted to call a million times and I wanted to know everything he was doing. Instead of just relaxing and enjoying time with my husband or by myself I was overwhelmed with anxiety and fear. Learning to let go and trust has taken a lot of work for me. There are … [Read more...] about Got TRUST?
Last week on my 35th birthday my husband got laid off. As you can imagine my emotions have been on a bit of a roller coaster lately and I even began to question my walk with God. Yes, I have questioned the journey I began at the end of last year when I stopped attending church and started to live more relational. Actually my first thought when I got the word was, "we NEED to go back to church!" As … [Read more...] about Undoing Religion