All posts written as part of the Five Minute Friday group.

This same power lives in you

This Same Power Lives In You

// “I’m afraid I might have postpartum depression… incapable of managing my life… impossible just to take care of myself… I sometimes wonder if my brain works… emotionally, I’m a mess… so dry, feel empty.”

These are words spoken this week from a precious young mommy who is utterly exhausted and desperately trying to keep it together. A cry for help in a place of great emptiness.

How many of us can relate?

I know I can. I remember seasons in my life where sleep deprivation and absolute exhaustion made me feel as though I was losing my mind. I get it.

But it’s not just baby-season that causes these familiar feelings.    Read more

Enough to be Awesome

Enough to be Awesome

 

// The thrill of the chase. The adrenalin of the race. The satisfaction of a word well-written. Such are the emotions of my life right now.

What an incredible journey to be writing this book. What a privilege. What a thrill.

And what a terror at the same time.

Oh my goodness, people are going to read this? What will they say? What will they think?

Do you remember those nightmares as a child, just before a big presentation, when you dream that “It’s Showtime!” and you show up without pants?

Haha. Yeah, that’s me.

It’s an incredibly vulnerable thing to share your passion with other people. Art is vulnerable. Writing is vulnerable.

Will I be enough to make this beautiful?

Will I be enough to make this powerful?

Will I be enough?

And then the words of this simple Scripture flood my mind and my heart to bring comfort and calm,

courage and confidence.    Read more

Defining & Redefining Who We Are (& an exciting announcement)

// In a nutshell: Finding our Identity is the process of DEFINING & REDEFINING who we are in each season of life.”

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This past year has been just that… a journey into discovering Identity. And I’ve come to the conclusion that finding identity is both simple and incredibly complex.

Let me give you an example:

♥ When a new mom comes home with that little bundle of joy, she takes on the label of “Mom,” but faces the question, “Who am I now that I don’t have a career, or a paycheck, or peers who make me feel good about myself?”

♥ When those kids go to school, and she finally has a few hours to herself, but she finds herself asking, “Who am I now that I have some time, but can’t remember what I like to do anymore?”   Read more