May 21

May 21, 2015

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My but got in the way

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting! My but got in the way, from moving forward, from moving on, from checking off goals. But I can’t. But I am not able. But I don’t know enough. But I am not accomplished enough. But I don’t do that. But that is outside my norm, my comfort zone, my own predetermined limitations. At many points, at many turns in the roads, my but…

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May 18

May 18, 2015

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Daily choices

Marriage is a serious of daily choices. Truth be told, almost twelve years ago, as we planned our wedding, I was not highly concerned with the details. The colors, the flowers, the venue, none of it mattered to me. Maybe that explains how our wedding was planned in two days. Thanks to wise mentors, and others who were honest in their own stories, I knew marriage was consisted of a series of daily choices. I am thankful they shared the…

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May 13

May 13, 2015

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Out of my control

If I were to be honest with you, much of life is out of my control. While my control freak tendencies have attempted to capture situations and even people into well kept spaces, as I have aged become wiser I have come to terms with the fact so little is actually in my control. I can write blog posts faithfully, but I do not control how many people will choose to read or comment on each post. I can call…

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May 11

May 11, 2015

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Dream together

Dream together. Build together. Celebrate together. Live lists together. Struggle, learn, and grow together. So much of life is better when experienced with others. I have tried my hand as the lone ranger. I did not emerge stronger, more confident, or better. The exclusion of others left me weary, doubtful, and worn. Within a community of people, I have found those who will celebrate with me. They will listen, wide-eyed and excited,  as I share my dreams. These are the…

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May 8

May 8, 2015

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God’s Daughters

God’s daughters are beautiful and strong. They serve, they lead, they comfort, they teach. God’s daughters are priceless. I recently read a young group of girls were discouraged as they read through the Bible. They felt the text did not relate to them. Throughout the pages, these young girls were unable to see how they fit into the story. While I was saddened to read those words, I knowingly nodded. Yes, sweet daughter, it can be hard sometimes when it…

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May 6

May 6, 2015

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Change Me

If you change anything Lord, change me. A simple prayer learned years ago in the midst of frustrations and hurt, confusion and anger. I sat before her, spilling every foul thought filling my mind. One complaint after another tumbled out of my mouth. I was stating my case, making my claim because surely the offender should be brought to justice. With gentleness in her eyes she gazed at me, “I cannot speak about the person, but we can discuss your…

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May 4

May 4, 2015

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Celebrate

Celebrate. Holidays, birthdays, any excuse to be together with friends and family works for me. My personal belief is birthday celebrations should be extended as long as possible. For instance, my daughter’s birthday was this past Saturday. She partied with her friends the week before, enjoyed a breakfast date with Daddy, played with a friend, and went to a movie the day of, and gathered with the rest of our family the day after. Today we will meet a friend…

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May 1

May 1, 2015

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Praying Upside Down

Praying Upside Down by Kelly O’Dell Stanley releases today. I could not be more excited for you to have the opportunity to read this book. My Thoughts: Kelly O’Dell Stanley takes our ideas of prayer and turns them upside down. From the perspective artist, she beautifully illustrates how changing our prayer life, the very way we pray, alters our own perspective. Stanley also includes tips to implement her idea of praying upside down. Praying Upside Down will draw you in…

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Apr 28

April 28, 2015

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Enough is

Enough is knowing I am perfectly imperfect, and being OK with it. In a world praising life’s highlight reels, I am content with my quiet, simple, imperfect life. My house becomes messy, my husband and I fight, my child misbehaves. Yet still I know, I am enough. Enough is knowing I have been fearfully and wonderfully made, I read it in the pages of the Bible and I know it is true. I speak those words to my daughter, and…

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Apr 24

April 24, 2015

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Creative Space

Watching others work in their creative space is mesmerizing. My daughter and I stood there, watching the potter’s hands form the clay. With the slightest touch various forms took shape. The wheel spun as the potter focused on the mound of clay. Item after item was formed, each one unique from the last. The clay formed into beautiful pieces with seeming ease under the potter’s touch. We smiled, she and I, delighted as we watched him work. Do you see…

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