beauty, mess and being left out

Being left out is one of the worst feeling in the world.Yes, as an adult, I still really believe that.Perhaps it’s because of how often I was left out of things in my childhood that makes this still a challenge today. And there is such a part of me right now that is screaming, “Won’t […]

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Who’s House Am I Serving?

Being a people pleaser leads to heartache 100% of the time. This is an aspect of my life that I hate. There is this 18 inch space between my head, which know I cannot please everyone, and my heart, that wants to make everyone comfortable and happy. I fully realize I can’t give everyone what […]

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Longing

Aside from giving up coffee and soda for Lent, I also gave up going to Starbucks. I love their tea, their smoothies, their lemon loaf… so I would have had many other reasons to go there aside from the “no coffee” rule. I live in a town that has Starbucks in three different grocery stores. […]

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An Early Lenten Lesson

So, my first 5 days of Lent started out wonderful…. with me being sicker than a dog. I woke up Wednesday morning without a voice and by the afternoon I was so weak I could do little more than lay on the sofa and feel sorry for myself. I was scheduled to speak at a […]

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Hope

When most people think of the book of Joshua, they don’t think of the word hope. After all, there are some kings that get hung from trees, a man named Achan and his family stoned to death because of their sin…. death, destruction, war. These are not exactly cheerful buzz words. But I find many […]

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