Lopsided Living When You’re Busy

Welcome to Day 18 of 31 Ways to Embrace Lopsided Living! Yesterday I shared what was, for me at least, a piece of ground-breaking news — busy isn't always bad. I'm one of those people others may describe as "over-achiever" or "high energy." It's not uncommon for people to say, "I don't know how you do all you do." I don't necessarily think I am any of those things {well, except high energy, I really can be that} but others perceive me that way. And, I'd guess at least a few of you who are ... [Read More]

Busy Isn’t Always Bad

Welcome to Day 17 of 31 Ways to Embrace Lopsided Living! The posts for today and tomorrow are where I am right now. But they are also where so many women I know are as well.  It's called: BUSY. I recently said you to a friend I feel like I live at the intersection of Hectic Road and Frantic Avenue. Maybe you do too? Just over a year ago, I wrote a post titled Busy Women Welcome Here. Why? Because it seems like, especially in Christian circles, there are a whole lot of blog posts and books ... [Read More]

3 Reasons I Am No Longer Apologizing for My Busy Schedule

Monday I came out ... I admitted I'm busy and acknowledged that many of you probably are busy also. I shared this simple prayer: Even in my busy-ness may my heart be focused on Kingdom business. Here's the thing, I've spent a lot of time hiding my crazy schedule or making light of it. But this is where I am ... this is the place God has me right now. And it is okay. I have seen the business that God has given to the children of man to be busy with with. He has made everything beautiful in ... [Read More]

Busy Women Welcome Here!

My heart is drawn to a group of women who are often left feeling guilty or inadequate or even hurt by so much of the rhetoric in blogs and books these days. Women like me: the busy women! Consider this my welcome sign: Busy women welcome here! I can relate because, I confess, I'm busy. My calendar is full and my days never have enough time to do all the things I want and even need to do. My daughter is in high school and my husband is on staff at a great church. We live near both our families ... [Read More]