Welcome to Day 30 of 31 Ways to Embrace Lopsided Living! On Sundays we consider a verse and how God's Word is a faithful guide for us as we pursue Lopsided Living. This is one that has come back to me time and again over the past month with all its hecticness and demands. Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you ... James 4:8 Remember your why! Lopsided living isn't about getting more done or having it all together or impressing anyone else. The purposeful pursuit of ... [Read More]
Desires for 2016: Preparing Your Heart for the Year Ahead
What are your dreams and desires for 2016? I know, it probably feels like I'm rushing this post ... and maybe I am a little bit. But I was thinking this morning how 2015 has flown by and I know these last few days of this year will be gone like a flash. So I started a little list of dreams I have for next year. Just some hopes and plans I'm pondering and treasuring as I look at what I hope 2016 will bring. These aren't the big goals and resolutions we often talk about as a new year ... [Read More]
Why Does Advent Matter?
Our Elf is not on the shelf this year. She's happily resting on a ladder propped against the tree. She'll stay there with her little sideways grin until we pack all the stuff up until next year. (Unless, that is, our fifteen-year-old decides she wants to use the elf to torment her daddy at some point this month.) I've got two Advent calendars and a little chalkboard to count down the days set out. But, let's be real here, it's only December 3 and I'm already behind. As much ... [Read More]