What if … We Laugh More

I hope you have been encouraged by this "What if ... 10 ways to live well in today's world" series. We'll finish up this series next week. In case you've missed any, here is a recap: What if we do something instead of everything? What if we embrace good enough? What if we take a nap? What if we choose to be content? What if we pursue our passions? What if we give ourselves grace? What if we take off the masks? What if we mess everything up? Today's post is one we all need ... [Read More]

Learning to Offer Continual Praise

  This morning I was reading Psalm 61. Witten by David, this psalm is a plea to help him recall the faithfulness of God at all times. These familiar words are from this passage: Lead to me to the rock that is higher than I, for You have been my refuge, a strong tower against the enemy. But David's desire wasn't just to know the presence of the Lord in times of trouble, he sought the comfort of God's nearness at all times. Let me dwell in Your tent forever! Let me take refuge under the ... [Read More]

Fight Back with Joy

We're just 12 days into 2015 and I’ve already faced a couple of very hard situations. Both reduced me to tears and felt like sucker punches to my heart.  Immediately I started replaying the list of the ways I don’t measure up, the ways I’ve failed, the ways I’m not good enough, not loving enough … just not enough. {Please say sometimes you deal with all those feelings too?} I’d promised myself I’d face this year with a new outlook … that 2015 would be the year I’d chase joy. I just didn’t ... [Read More]