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What I Will Tell My Girls About Following Their Dreams…

Do kids need encouragement or a dose of reality for their dreams? In short, I’m inclined to believe it’s a little of both. I would like to share a little more of my background to illustrate my point: When I was in junior high school, I remember taking a class where we studied and learned about… Continue reading What I Will Tell My Girls About Following Their Dreams…

Bible · encouragement · God's purpose · inspiration · Life · peace · Uncategorized · writing

Finding the quiet of my heart

A 100-day journey to peace and purpose.
I’m sick of it. I don’t want to oscillate between emotional zombie to harried crazy-lady anymore.
I want to be free.
In the sense that I love Jesus and I have embraced the Heavenly Father’s gift of salvation, I am free from my sin. But am I living it? Do I really know what His peace is or where to find it? No. I yearn for it… I’m looking for radical. I’m looking for a bond, and a closeness with God far beyond my imaginings. I’m looking for a peace that truly transcends all human understanding. And I’m looking for His purpose for my life beyond a shadow of any doubt.
(*Deep, nervous breath.)
Are you ready to come with me? I will honestly record what I learn in 100 days. I’m sure it won’t always be pretty, but it will be the truth.

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8 Things To Do When Anxiety Attacks

Whatever life has handed you—whether the past has come back to hound you, the present seems too much to bear, or something dreaded in the future looms over you with its black tempestuous clouds— anxiety, for many, is never far behind. And I’m not talking about the going-to-the-dentist, run-of-the-mill caliber anxiety. I’m talking about the… Continue reading 8 Things To Do When Anxiety Attacks

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Saying Goodbye to Your Green Monster

Letting go of jealousy, so you can fulfill your purpose. Okay, I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but… Unless we’re perfect, have nothing at all to improve about ourselves or our gifts and talents (please tell me if I ever say I don’t because that means I need a big ol’ piece of humble… Continue reading Saying Goodbye to Your Green Monster

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Ode to the Joy of Mommyhood

Finding the Long-term Perspective in the Chaotic Now Today I’m going to veer slightly from writing about… well, writing. However, the very thoughts in this post come out of the busyness of balancing a family, job, and a time-consuming aspiration to be a writer,as well as an emotional couple of weeks waiting for a beloved… Continue reading Ode to the Joy of Mommyhood