The Problem With Being Good At Things

Today we're hearing from Holly Pennington, a new blogger pal of mine. She is sharing a powerful perspective on the detours we run into when we think our skills should be our gifts and passions, and she dives into brave territory as she discusses how using our gifts sometimes means we don't need God. Her questions are really making me think. … Continue reading The Problem With Being Good At Things

What to do while you’re waiting

A couple weekends ago, I flew to Atlanta with my baby to visit family. It was a whirlwind of hugs and food, late nights dancing and long, long lines. The kind with X-ray machines and barefoot waiting. Everyone will help a mama and her baby, though; that was nice. The short trip was full of waiting … Continue reading What to do while you’re waiting

What Are You Doing With Your Life?

In the last year of high school, I remember the feeling that this was the season of life I would finally find myself. Cause that’s what you do in your twenties, right? Finally free of my parents’ restrictions and mandated class attendance, I'd finally be able to answer two plaguing questions: Who am I? and … Continue reading What Are You Doing With Your Life?

Two Traits You Absolutely Must Possess If You Want to Fulfill Your Calling

{In honor of the release of Called To Come Alive, we are talking about calling all week on the blog. Today I am pleased to introduce Andrew Gilmore as my guest. He's a blogger friend of mine with a passion for the Bible, and how it practically applies to our lives. He's not preachy though - he … Continue reading Two Traits You Absolutely Must Possess If You Want to Fulfill Your Calling

Do You Know What Makes You Come Alive?

I used to believe the moment my dreams came true, life would switch into a special filter. I could see the footage play in my mind, complete with a soundtrack and appropriately-timed slow motion. My own personal Chariots of Fire beach scene.  But I was only setting myself up for a giant letdown. It turns out, … Continue reading Do You Know What Makes You Come Alive?