It’s mid-way through your week, and already you have realized your to-do list was completely unrealistic.... again. The bullet points for items yet to be completed far outweigh the checkmarks for what’s been done. It’s a beautiful day outside, too. But you don’t remember the last time you felt the sun on your skin. Instead … Continue reading Stressing and Pressuring Yourself for Not Getting Enough Done? Read This:
Sometimes we try to sanitize the parts of our story we worry others won’t like. Today, I’m digging up a little spring dirt with freedom and joy. This time, regarding my experience with “eastern philosophies” that were a big part of my Christian healing journey.
My apartment didn’t look like this on the morning I describe below ... but it did later!! I’ll never forget the first morning I woke up in my own apartment. A vintage Jazz-age studio with freshly-painted purple walls, the place was barely big enough for the boxed-up remnants of life I had crammed inside. But … Continue reading I’m Feeling So Lost. How Can I Find Myself?
Thought you had your “ah ha” light-between-the-clouds moment ... but now it’s gone dark again? When it comes to getting clear on the “desires of our hearts” which He has given us, God is gracious enough to take us on an exciting adventure of discovery. I’ve learned over the years that this process involves getting … Continue reading I Thought I Knew What I Wanted, But Now I’m Not So Sure
My deepest dreams—like traveling to Rome (pictured above)—didn’t become possible until I cleared out internal blockages. As women, our dreams matter to us deeply. We carry them with us everywhere the same way we carry a cherished handbag, or wear a piece of jewelry that symbolizes love. Our dreams define who we are. Except that … Continue reading 4 Reasons Your Dreams Are (Perpetually) On Hold
Most women I know underestimate how strong they really are. As I speak with women (and even men!), hearts open and tales pour out—tales of abuse, neglect, lack, frustration, missed opportunities, lost love, and setbacks. Yet through it all, the individuals who own these courageous stories have survived, and lived to fight another day. The … Continue reading What To Do When People Criticize Your Big Dream?
“This resurrection life you received from God is not a timid, grave-tending life. It’s adventurously expectant, greeting God with a childlike “What’s next, Papa?” -- Romans 8:15 MSG 2020 is the first year in my entire adult life that I have not set goals. Not a single one. In any category. My life has … Continue reading I’m Making 2020 A Goal-Free Year. Here’s Why.
You know the feeling all too well. You’ve got a day off, and you’ve committed to yourself that you will make significant progress on your big creative project. Or finally finish the website for your business.Or revamp your eHarmony profile. But somehow... the end of the day comes... and you still haven’t done what you … Continue reading Stop Procrastinating On Your Big Dream
There are times on my journey that I learn uncomfortable lessons. These are the lessons I'm grateful for after I go through them but really would love to trade in for a refund while I'm in the midst of the experience. This is one such time in my life right now. Thankfully, God does not … Continue reading Nestle… or Wrestle? (The Surprising Gift of Deliberate Helplessness)
I love sitting in silence inside old churches in Europe. Though my home church's meeting place in Dubai looks nothing these cavernous galleries of marble and gold, I find so much value in this ancient style of church design. Old European churches may not do much to inspire you toward an intimate personal experience with … Continue reading What to Do When God Says “Be Still” (Besides Freaking Out & Getting Stressed)