Now I am asking: what did I succeed at today? What little successes, little wins, little "heck yeahs!" did I have? Too often we look at the big things or let one little bad thing define our whole day. But what went really well?
In my prayers I am often a little girl in a flower field. I run my hand along the tops of the flowers that grow wild, up to my waist. I am looking a field with a lake and a beautiful mountain rising before me. I imagine that someday I will be a grown-up here. I will finally not be playing dress-up. But what if that is the entire opposite of what God wants?
I bought Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford because of the cover but I fell in love with it almost immediately. It is a classic story that has to much to teach us today.
There are moments in life that define you. Moments that you can't go back against. You are never the same after those moments. Something in you is irreparably changed, broken, shifted. Two years later it is still a mix of emotion. Half a world away everything collapsed.
The best podcast you are not listening to is Pieces of Grit by Rachel Stewart. She is in the arena friends and we all get to benefit.
If you had to define last year in one word, what would it be? If you had to set an intention for this year in one word, what would it be?
16 miles. 16 miles! David and I hit 16 miles on our hike. I could not believe it. That's 2/3 the length of the Grand Canyon. With proper water and snacks I know we could have done more. With only 16 days until the hike (like what?!?!) I am a mixture of nerves and fear,... Continue Reading →
Forgiveness is hard. It’s hard to ask for. It’s hard to give. It’s harder still when the roles are fuzzy, things are undefined, or the other person involved is gone for one reason or another. I am someone who readily says, “sorry.” Sorry for taking up space, for getting in your way, for being late,... Continue Reading →
Recently I have started listening to The Next Right Thing podcast by Emily P. Freeman. If you are not familiar with it, and are in need of a bit of margin, I would encourage you to make time for this short but very intentional and retreat-full podcast. Emily, the author of books on how to... Continue Reading →