I Don’t Have An Anger Problem, Unless You Are Four Years Old

Tonight was one of those nights where I wanted to quit motherhood. Like seriously, quit and walk away. Quit because it is so hard and clearly, whatever I am doing is not working. I still feel like a broken mother. And earlier, giving up seemed like the better, wiser option because I can't do this. I … Continue reading I Don’t Have An Anger Problem, Unless You Are Four Years Old

The Worst Thing That Can Happen When You’re Naked

[Hello there. If you're visiting from Start Marriage Right, welcome. Great to have you, and I'd love to have you back. Click here to become a subscriber to the blog, and as a thank you, I will send over my free inspirational eBook, My Birthright For Soup.] I awoke on a Saturday morning in March 2008, alone in my bed, … Continue reading The Worst Thing That Can Happen When You’re Naked

God Is Where You Left Him

I hate to admit it, but I read almost no fiction. I am so imbalanced. I read mostly Christian self-help books. I think they're called Christian Inspirational, maybe. But really, they're the type of books you read when you want to avoid reading the Bible but still feel like you did something spiritual. You know the kind. Yea, I'm always … Continue reading God Is Where You Left Him

Love That Doesn’t Need You To Say It Back

[Today, I'm honored to be a guest at the home of the brave and spunky Leanne Penny. I joined up with her Love Showed Up series with a tale very close to my heart: the story of my husband and I. I love to tell this story because it sounds new and different every time. … Continue reading Love That Doesn’t Need You To Say It Back

When People Become A Means To An End: A Confession

Most of the time, the world feels like a hot mess. There is so much work to be done, so many lives to patch together, marriages to save, mouths to feed, books to write, organizations to start, and concepts to communicate. And yet, while there is so much work be done for people, it seems … Continue reading When People Become A Means To An End: A Confession

3 Reasons We Usually Quit Too Soon

When I was five, I'd already determined my destiny. I was going to be a ballerina. Not just any ballerina though. The "prima ballerina", as in the best, the one everyone talked about because she was so elegant, graceful and talented. I knew everything about ballet from reading books and watching movies. I talked my … Continue reading 3 Reasons We Usually Quit Too Soon

It’s Always Easier to Be a Faker

I remember where I was when I first realized I was a faker. I was 19, maybe 20, driving to church for my weekly stint in youth ministry, worship music playing through my radio, and just then, I realized I'd mastered the art of acting Christian. The formula was simple: Pray certain words during group … Continue reading It’s Always Easier to Be a Faker

You Don’t Need A New Year To Start Over

You waited, didn't you? You've been waiting to start your new ideas and goals until tomorrow. The procrastinators among us love to say, "I'll start over when there is a new day, a new week, or especially, a new year."  We say we're going to wait until the clock starts over, and until then, we're going to … Continue reading You Don’t Need A New Year To Start Over

Anger Is Fun, Or Why All Those Outraged People Annoy You

[click for photo credit] In college I was Queen of the Boycott. As a Social Work major, it was my job to know about all the evil going on. Boycotting businesses, corporations or people was the only sane response to ALL THIS DESPICABLE INJUSTICE OUT HERE!!!!!! Because if you're not outraged, you're not paying attention. … Continue reading Anger Is Fun, Or Why All Those Outraged People Annoy You

I Know Why The Proverbs 31 Woman Is Laughing

I know as an empowered women of the new millennium, I am secretly supposed to be annoyed with the Proverbs 31 woman, the uber-successful, have-it-all-in-perfect-balance icon we can never possibly emulate in real life. She was the quintessential female, the Giselle Bundchen of 4000 years ago. (Thanks a lot, King Lemuel, whoever you are.) But every time I read … Continue reading I Know Why The Proverbs 31 Woman Is Laughing