10 Tips for Living a Full Life Even with a Full Calendar

Hey friends! It feels like it's been ages since I wrote anything here ... but maybe that is just because I've been knee deep in REFRESH planning and doing. I can't even begin to put into words what it was like to see a dream God placed deep in my heart come to fruition — 90 women sitting around tables with Bibles open, spending a day studying Colossians. It was so beautiful. I'm sure I'll write more about it when I reach the point I can even think about it without crying. We're already working ... [Read More]

The Day After (and why it’s even better than the day of)

Today isn't the big day It's just an ordinary Wednesday. We've got Vacation Bible School tonight. I need to give the dog a bath. And there are errands to be run. I'll spend my morning doing laundry and running the vacuum. I'll spend my afternoon in the car, driving then stopping multiple times to complete all the tasks on my list.  I'll probably forget to eat lunch before I leave the house and will therefore be unable to resist the siren call of the hot sign at Krispy Kreme around 3:30 pm. It ... [Read More]

You’ve Got This! {a prayer for the embracers of Lopsided Living}

Welcome to Day 31 of 31 Ways to Embrace Lopsided Living! Well, my friends, we made it to the end. Can I tell you I really wasn't sure this would happen? Not because of you, of course. But because somehow my silly little self thought I could write a 31-day series about one of the topics I care most deeply about AND finish the manuscript for my first book at the same time. But guess what?? We did it! And I mean WE because every email you sent me this month, every comment you left, every kind ... [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]

Grace Is for Everyone — even yourself!

Welcome to Day 29 of 31 Ways to Embrace Lopsided Living! It's our last Saturday together. Man, I hope you've been encouraged. I keep thinking about how this information probably isn't stuff you've never heard before but also that sometimes it just takes hearing it in a new way or at the right time for it to sink in. That's what I'm praying for all of us — that we will let this truth about the abundant life to the full God has for us sink in deep and change everything about us and our ... [Read More]

Two Lists You REALLY Need

Welcome to Day 28 of 31 Ways to Embrace Lopsided Living! I've learned a lot since I first started practicing this idea of Lopsided Living almost ten years ago. And one thing I know for certain — I often experience times of great success in living life this way and there have been seasons when I have known nothing but epic failure. Why am I telling you this? I mean, you're reading because you want to know this is doable and you can actually have the abundant life God offers every day, right? ... [Read More]