“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30 Please tell me I’m not the … More A Call to the Weary
Shout for joy in the Lord, O you righteous! Praise befits the upright. Psalm 33:1 Reading this verse this morning in my quiet time, one word in particular stood out to me and it’s probably not the word you’d expect. The little two-letter word nestled away between the other words that seem the most obvious … More How to “Shout for joy” When You Really Just Feel Like Screaming
For those of you who know me or have read my writing before, you know that in the past, I have struggled with anxiety. A part of that is because of my story as a childhood cancer survivor. We each have a story, and regardless of who we are or where we come from, I … More The Secret to Having Joy in Dark Places
I’ve been traveling to Nashville, TN almost annually for about 5 years now, but when I go, it’s always for the LifeWay Women’s Leadership Forum in November and I hardly have any down time to explore. Recently, I’ve had a few friends move there (Which is apparently THE thing to do right now. And no, … More N A S H V I L L E , T N
If you clicked on this with an excited hopefulness that I’ll be offering an easy, doable, 3 Step “How-to” on new years resolutions, sorry to disappoint. I’m actually really bad at resolutions. My personality is all or nothing and I also tend to go big or go home, which is basically a set-up for mental … More How To Keep Your New Years Resolutions
As many times as I’ve watched it happen, it still always comes as a shock. When friendships that are a piece of our foundation in life fizzle out in the ugliest of ways. Or even silently, subtly sneaking their way into the back of our minds and almost completely out of our hearts without even … More When Friends Aren’t Friends Anymore
Growing up, I was always the one in charge. On the playground, in my circle of friends, singing, dancing, or acting at church, playing games or sports, and being the oldest sibling – especially in our house. My mom used to call me “Queen Bee”, and even though I didn’t particularly come across as “bossy” … More Living and Leading Well: What’s the difference?