Choose Best Over Good

Welcome to Day 13 of 31 Ways to Embrace Lopsided Living! Well, hello! Guess what?? Sometimes when you're writing a blog series you are passionate about and finishing a book manuscript you are also passionate about and you live with people who have lives they are passionate about ... sometimes things get a little bit chaotic. And sometimes in the chaos, a blog post doesn't get written when you planned and instead you oversleep and are frantically writing it two hour after it's normally ... [Read More]

Lopsided Living Recognizes Adding Anything Affects Everything

Welcome to Day 10 of 31 Simple Ways to Embrace Lopsided Living! Several years ago I finally had to admit a harsh truth about myself:  I’m a control freak. My need for perfection, to be seen as capable, to never disappoint, and the desire for approval were destroying me ... and they were costing me more than realized. I spent a lot of time studying Scripture relating to biblical womanhood, priorities, and my identity in Christ. In fact, I spent the better part of two years digging deep ... [Read More]

Locate and Use Pockets of Time Wisely

Welcome to Day 5 of 31 Simple Ways to Embrace Lopsided Living! Wow, y'all! I've been overwhelmed by the response to the first four days of this series. Thank you so much for all the shares on social media! I've been super encouraged by the way these simple ideas are resonating with so many women in so many different seasons of life. So, thank you! Very, very much. Today's topic is one of my favorites. This is the life hack I have used most successfully to accomplish major goals in several ... [Read More]

Lopsided Living Allows Us to Live at Rest

Welcome to day 4 of 31 Simple Ways to Embrace Lopsided Living! I hope today finds you well rested. Yesterday was my 45th birthday so Scott and I spent the afternoon together and then he grilled the most amazing chicken and pork loin for all three of us for dinner. I always make a pumpkin pie for my birthday and last night I made homemade cinnamon whipping cream to go with it. Delish!! I tell you all of that to say this: I had A TON of stuff that needed to get done yesterday. My book ... [Read More]

Lopsided Living Requires Loving God Most

WELCOME TO DAY THREE OF 31 SIMPLE WAYS TO EMBRACE LOPSIDED LIVING! I'm sure today's post seems like a no brainer. But here's the thing ... we KNOW we need to love God most but how to do it when our calendars and schedules are overflowing. Think about your everyday life. What are the challenges you face in having a consistent quiet time? What are the struggles you have with maintaining a heart that loves the way Christ did? Here are a few of the ways I can get sidetracked from loving God ... [Read More]

Have You Ever Felt Fresh Out of Amazing?

I remember the first time I read Stacey's confession ... her words painted a picture of exactly how I felt! Lord, I feel like I need to be amazing. The trouble is, I'm fresh out of amazing. Honestly, it rings as true today as it did almost five years ago.  Monday, I sent an email to the Prayers for Girls subscribers. This was the first paragraph: I wanted to start this email all peppy and enthusiastic but the truth is, I am exhausted. Not just physically tired ... but in every way drained. ... [Read More]