There’s this harmonious space between unhealthy abandon and completely shielding ourselves; closing off our hearts from the love and beauty of this place we call home. I’ve been in both spaces. The place where I throw my heart completely up, out, over and in…ALL IN, unknowing and even uncaring about what it may get back. […]
We take that old language arts lesson of compare and contrast and we apply it to our bodies, our relationships, our lives. And it knocks the breath right out of the courageous lives we’re living.
Let it go.
It’s not easy. I know. I fight this battle over and over and over again. I have lived this life for forty three years; I’m half way to forty four. And I still fight this ridiculous war. Exhaustion is setting in. Why waste this precious time waging a war? Even more sobering a fact, this war is a war that I declared on myself.
Goodness. This book has helped calm my overactive mind. And this is good for everyone involved.
Sometimes, we just need a little help weeding through our priorities and eliminating the ‘shoulds’ in our lives and schedules, so we can live a life according to our spiritual calling. One that matters. One that leaves us full of light, instead of drained of life.
Alli’s book is a perfect guide in helping you do just that.
You are becoming. That’s what life is, if we so choose it, a series of steps we take on our way to becoming. Oddly, the more we are hurt, the more we become. The more we are broken, the more we become. And as the years pass, I realize the more we are broken, the more […]
When things get hard, it’s what we do. Right? We run. When things hurt too much, we run. When we are afraid, we run. When we listen to the voices in our heads that tell us we aren’t enough, we run. When our hearts are broken, we run. When someone […]
New year, new you! That’s what ‘they’ say anyway. As we close out the last day of 2015 and enter into a new year, 2016, many people are focused on resolutions, the new year and finding a new self. Instead, I’m focusing on Becoming. Creating. Being. Becoming, creating and being more of me. There’s […]
I just wanted a little salt for my hard boiled eggs. That’s it. So I reached for the salt shaker in the cupboard and then the bottom fell out.
Kind of like life, right? You’re just going about your day and then sometimes, the bottom falls out. All the pieces of your life spill out around you. And you’re left standing there, looking at the mess and wondering where to start to get it whole again.
“Holy Spirit You are welcome here, Come flood this place and fill the atmosphere. Your glory God is what our hearts long for, To be overcome by Your presence, Lord.” If I wouldn’t have been driving, this song would have brought me to my knees today. But the tears were flowing anyway. Another day, […]
Because who doesn’t love dogs dressed up as pirates? And because who wants to edit a post when totally exhausted and emotionally drained after a craptastic day? So instead, you just post a picture of your adorable dog. Because, seriously. How cute is he? I’ll be back at tomorrow. I think. This chick […]
One Call. Kind words. A happy heart. And hope.
It really is that simple.
Yesterday I received a call from my son’s school. As usual, when I looked at the caller ID, my heart stuttered a bit. My mind raced. And I wondered, what now?
I answered, and the voice on the other end reassured me right away it was a ‘good news’ call. The caller was one of his teachers. The same teacher I wrote about in the post two weeks ago, Crying in the Canned Goods Aisle. Yep, the very one that made my cry, a happy cry, in the canned goods aisle at Target.