We all know by now that gratitude improves our mental health and how we look at the world. I’d also be willing to argue, self-compassion can go a long way in this direction, too. In order to change our self-view and how we look and interact with the world, extending the same kind of grace … Continue reading How Self-Compassion Changes Life for Us
Confessions of a Minister Wife/Mom with Chronic Illness
If you’ve been around for a while, you know my husband and I are church planters who have moved halfway across the country to plant a church, while also having our two toddlers in tow. And, I’ve just experienced so much as a minister, business owner, mom, and wife with chronic illness and I have … Continue reading Confessions of a Minister Wife/Mom with Chronic Illness
Maven Monday: Doing Good in the Business World, Working from Home, and Designing Websites
Here on the blog, we've started this new series called Maven Monday - I'll be interviewing some amazing women every few weeks, and sharing their stories and why they do what they do - for others, for their families, and for themselves. Recently, I had the pleasure of interviewing Natalie Jark, a web design coach. … Continue reading Maven Monday: Doing Good in the Business World, Working from Home, and Designing Websites
5 Things to Let Go Of Today, & 1 To Embrace Instead
This week in my facebook group, I have been giving a training on Why Balance is a Lie, and what we should be cultivating instead. Today's training video was on 5 things we need to let go of to cultivate cadence, and one thing we absolutely need to embrace, and I really feel like I … Continue reading 5 Things to Let Go Of Today, & 1 To Embrace Instead
Musings of an Evangelizing Exvangelical
I have never been so discouraged by the American Evangelical Christian church than I have been this year in 2020. Things have been degrading since President You-Know-Who came out of the woodwork, but it was nothing until this year. The amount of hate, gossip, conspiracy theories, prosperity nonsense, and over all departure from the heart … Continue reading Musings of an Evangelizing Exvangelical
Momma’s Heart: the Kind of Mom I Am
Honestly, I am struggling a lot lately. Everywhere I look, moms are tearing each other down. Believers are divided over things they have no business being divided over.Women are destroying other women. We are divided and fighting over things that we have no business fighting over, commenting on, or caring about (when it comes to … Continue reading Momma’s Heart: the Kind of Mom I Am
I Married a Missionary
The adventure started last April...a Spring Fling...led to a Summer Romance...led to a Fall Engagement...finally a Winter Wedding.
Where was Love?
The title of the article captured me: The Opposite of Addiction is Connection... What an interesting thought. I haven't had time to read the article, but I intend to. Especially now, following the events of Sunday night. Just as hate cannot coexist with love. And after an event like this, we can't help but wonder, where was … Continue reading Where was Love?
A Rose by Any Other Name…
I've read several articles about "functional" anxiety and depression...though, by definition, anxiety and depression impair functioning... However, in today's world, we recognize we still have to somehow live our lives... When people picture anxiety and depression, they often imagine the extremes. We picture that commercial where depression is the robe that never leaves us. Or we … Continue reading A Rose by Any Other Name…
It’s a Process
In the field I work in, it is estimated that up to 67% of us experience high levels of burnout...something we can experience at any time in our careers, not just the later years. Combine my drive with perfection and my world-view that tells me to put everyone else above myself: I am a prime … Continue reading It’s a Process