Have you ever had a dream that you try to make happen on your own but it just won't work? You try everything you know to do: you apply, you work-work-work, you pray, you talk to people who have done it, you cry yourself to sleep and shout at the ceiling, you give up and try … Continue reading What do you do when you’ve tried everything?
More than your job, your fashion or your friends, your self talk says a lot about you. Your self talk is the secret to your standards, your expectations, dreams and hopes. Your self talk is the expression of your emotional experience. Your self talk is constantly narrating, interpreting and creating your world. Your self talk … Continue reading What Your Self Talk Says About You?
It's loud out there, y'all. Voices of anger, fear and confusion on all sides. Everyone has an agenda these days. It's hard to know who to trust. But don't you feel that pressing in your soul, the call to "do something"? But what? There are times to take a stand and times to quiet down … Continue reading A Time to Speak and A Time to be Silent
Most of us have set goals or tried to make lifestyle habits with a little nagging voice in our head. "That will never work," it says. "You quit or failed last time. What makes you think this time will be different?" This voice is the evidence of what we believe our true identity is. If … Continue reading What Is The Secret To Actually Following Through With A Goal?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENCFqP-d85c Today is January 15. It's not a holiday or anything, but it's still a significant day. See, recently I learned that by January 15, most people have given up on their new year goals and resolutions. Just two weeks into a brand new, fresh chance and they've already moved on. That's sad, isn't it? … Continue reading I’m doing something fun…wanna join me? [VIDEO]
It's all so magical, the belly-warming glow of the lights juxtaposed with the sparkling winter chill, bells lingering in the air, chimed from towers and bell choirs, scheming up just the perfect gift for children and friends, imagining their faces a million times before they even open the gift: there is so much to love … Continue reading When You Don’t Want to Wait Any Longer
Jesus, I've been waiting to talk to you. Waiting until the topic was big enough to matter. Waiting to hear your opinion on an issue more significant than laundry. But the other day, while I folded my clothes before bed, I realized something. You're not simply a God of big, abstract, distant things. You're a … Continue reading What God As A Baby Says About Burnt Dinner And Broken Toys
They are always smiling, and it doesn’t make sense. Their hips sway, their hands clap together, their eyes sparkle with a strong, resilient hope I rarely see. As the Lulu sisters gather in weekly worship, their hearts overflow. It doesn’t seem like they should be the joyful ones, the grateful ones, not the mothers with … Continue reading What Do We Have To Be Thankful For?
My friend, the warm-hearted and generous author and pastor, Steve Wiens, invited me over to his place to share about my practices of soul-care. You can read this post in its entirety there, or get started here. Steve is releasing his first book, Beginnings, on January 1st next year. This book is full of his … Continue reading How To Save Your Soul
Dear Sarah, the 20 year old, the one who thinks she is going to marry her boyfriend and move to Mexico for missions work, yea, you were wrong. Very wrong. You're 33 now, and you thought you would be further along. More accomplished. More successful. You thought there would be more in your bank account. You thought … Continue reading This Is Not How I Thought Life Would Go: A Letter to My 20 Year Old Self