Guilt, Shame, & My New Name

I have a long list of complaints. I have a list of wishes and wants. I have a list of pleas. I’ve spent the first few weeks of 2016 taking care of me. Chopping my hair off, painting my fingernails, buying a new pair of jeans, flossing my teeth daily, putting make up on andContinue reading “Guilt, Shame, & My New Name”

Enough & More Than

I read an article the other day that served the purpose of reminding moms that they are enough. That it’s okay, being overwhelmed is okay, and that perfection doesn’t exist here in this motherhood situation. But I’m gonna call it. I’m gonna get wordy and passionate, and I hope you don’t mind. Motherhood is hard. AcknowledgingContinue reading “Enough & More Than”

Unforced Rhythms of Grace

Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me–watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting onContinue reading “Unforced Rhythms of Grace”

Twenty-five and Burned

Purpose doesn’t go to work; it goes to love.  I turn 25 this year. Still young, only halfway through my twenties. Somehow I’ve managed to jam a whole lot of life in a few short years, making my twenties feel incredibly longer than they have been. It leaves me feeling burned out. Doubtful. Questioning. Exhausted.Continue reading “Twenty-five and Burned”

“I Can Do Hard Things”

The other night we ventured to an ice cream stand with the boys. I had a rough day, being assaulted left and right by doubt and quiet whispers of inadequacy as I tried to take care of my kids. They’re the worst days, are they not? Nothing went terribly wrong, and I wasn’t hoarse fromContinue reading ““I Can Do Hard Things””

Modern Day Woman: Who Are You?

Through him [Jesus] we received both the generous gift of his life and the urgent task of passing it on to others who receive it by entering into obedient trust in Jesus. You are who you are through this gift and call of Jesus Christ! Romans 1:5-6, The Message Do you every wonder that? WhoContinue reading “Modern Day Woman: Who Are You?”

Modern Day Woman: Say It!

I keep playing the same song over and over on repeat this morning. I heard it the other day while driving in the car by myself. I was on my way home, feeling like the day had completely destroyed me with all of the frustrations. This song came on the radio, and I cried andContinue reading “Modern Day Woman: Say It!”