“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 on … Continue reading New Year. Not New You?
On Tuesday, September 11th, I evacuated with my mom, dog, and kiddo after a mandatory evacuation order was released, for my county. We spent just over a week away from home, due to the dangerous road conditions and flooding. We have had quite the eleven days. My beautiful eastern/coastal NC has been deeply marred … Continue reading Hurricane Florence Through My Eyes
When do you stop chasing dreams? That is the question for me right now. This blog - like many decisions I've made in the past two years, is about chasing dreams down. It's about all of those things that make up my greatest life's dreams - that I'm still in pursuit of. Like this. Or … Continue reading When Do You Stop Chasing Dreams?
One day you wake up and you're no longer young. I mean young, young. As a woman, you near a certain point where you begin to be more and more certain that you will not give birth to a child. Some women go through adulthood with that desire a distant thought or a "Eh. I … Continue reading Babies & White Picket Fences
Dear Future Husband, There's a prayer I'm praying right now. It's really the same thing over and over. I am praying for you. I'm praying we can somehow get past this wall that appears to be in front of us now. I pray nothing will stand in our way. I pray you'll find me, see … Continue reading Run & Never Tire
As 2017 comes to a close, I started thinking about my word for 2018. Every year for quite some time, I have had a word for my year versus a list of resolutions (my resolutions were always quickly forgotten). Somehow, the word always fits. There have been times I don't know why that particular word … Continue reading Fearless
I didn't want to go to church last night. But I went. It's a good thing I did. The last year has been incredibly challenging. I'm tired and worn. A few weeks back, leading up to last week, a series of events happened that have been the straw that has broken the camel's back. The … Continue reading Fear & Faith
Life is short. There is no better time to say what needs to be said. There is no better time to chase after those dreams. I've stayed quiet when I wanted to speak. I've not written words that needed to be written. And I've put off what is most on my heart. Why? Fear … Continue reading Say it. Write it. Do it.
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A few years ago, I ran into the image below on Pinterest. I immediately added it as a profile photo on Facebook. I could not even help myself. It's adorable but also a reminder for us dreamer types. To keep pressing forward, we have to believe in our abilities and in the rightness of the … Continue reading Advice from Oprah on Trying & Failure