What I’m Reading || November 2016

If you want to know how long it takes to write a book, the answer {for me at least} is—the whole series of "West Wing." No joke, I started writing with the first season as my background noise because Aaron Sorkin's writing is genius. And yesterday I hit send on the email to my editor with manuscript attached just as President Bartlet said, "Tomorrow" in the final episode. #BarletForAmerica, y'all. In other news, today is National Authors' Day and since it's been two months since I shared ... [Read More]

Remember Your Why

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]

Why Does Memorizing Scripture Matter?

When we lived in Georgia, I was honored to be a mentor to high school and college girls as well as several women. While the topics we discussed and Scriptures we studied were varied, there were always two disciplines I focused on with each person: Daily Bible study and Scripture memorization. I've written a lot about the value of a good quiet time but I haven't written so much about memorizing the Word of God.  I'm not sure why, except that it is hard for me. I can read and study all day ... [Read More]

Commitment: the Choice to Stay

Welcome to day 8 of STAND OUT: 7 traits of a counter cultural life. You can find the index of every post in this series here. Today we're moving to the second trait of a counter cultural life. This one might seem a little strange at first glance, but stick with me. It will make sense, I promise! Commitment. the act of committing the state of being committed the act of committing, pledging, or engaging oneself a pledge or obligation Those are the official definitions but for our ... [Read More]