As my 25th birthday neared, I found myself somewhat despondent. As if my life was all downhill from there (and indeed, this was the attitude of most of my peers). As if the good days had passed us by. I had no clue that the best days hadn’t even begun! Many years have passed,… Read More
The phone battery dies, and she gets up 26 minutes late. Her kids got up too early, and spilled milk all over the floor. One of them is putting mascara on the dog, smiling up to see if she approves. Frustrated, she hurries everyone through dressing and off into the car. Every single light seems… Read More
Dear Woman who feels “less than”, Perhaps today you feel like a loser. A bad mom. A nagging wife. Ugly. Stupid. Lazy. Defeated. I am sorry you have learned to believe the lies. The damaging statements that play repeatedly through your head.
She took a deep sigh and rubbed her hair back from her face. Her eyes showed her fatigue and her smile felt a bit forced, “I just can’t catch my breath. Everything is coming at me and I feel like I am doing ‘good’ things, but if that is the case, why is it… Read More
Lying in bed the dark surrounded me as my fears controlled me. Sleep wouldn’t come, couldn’t come, because desperate thoughts swirled in my head. What would happen to us? Where would we go? How would we make it, or provide for the kids, or keep the electric on? Worrying is a life stealer. I know because… Read More
One of our best potential friends is facing us in the mirror every day. Sadly, we don’t usually recognize her. Woman tend to see the lack, the tired, the overwhelmed. What a shame. She is so much more than that, the woman in the mirror. Our reflection holds the promise of a wonderful friend… Read More
Breathe deeply. Relax your shoulders. Tell me, how do you feel? Does anxiety force your hand to absentmindedly rub your temple? Perhaps anticipation for coming months fills you with distracted attention to the matters of the moment. Lately, frustration has tinged the sunrise of my days.
I was talking to a friend about invisible illness recently. Few people know just how much I suffer at times. Why? Because I choose to not live in a world of self-pity. Because I sometimes forget on the great days! I choose to be determined to live the richest life my body allows. I choose to… Read More
Children are such a blessing, people say. But on some days, honestly, we’d like to share those blessings with someone else and take a nap. When those small people we adore so much refuse to take a nap. For three days. When your child is THAT child in Target who decides right as you… Read More
Have you ever struggled with desiring something just out of reach? In the book of Genesis, we are introduced to a woman who understood being dissatisfied with having plenty, yet wanting more. As the breeze tickled the tree leaves, green with possibility, Eve craved more. Consequences showed how bitter the illusion of “more” was. What… Read More