{Book Review} Raising Grateful Kids in an Entitled World by Kristen Welch

It's no big secret I'm a Kristen Welch groupie. If you follow either of my Facebook pages you know I share basically everything she writes with the hashtag #MustRead.  I've been reading her blog for ever ....because she is equal parts hilarious and honest. And those are two of the most important qualities in a person as far as I'm concerned. Also I want to be her BFF because she's got a love for the Lord I want to be around all the time. A couple of years ago I said her book Rhinestone ... [Read More]

{ABIDE Day 4} Develop a Rhythm of Gratitude

Wow, can you believe we are already to day four of the ABIDE series? I have appreciated all your comments so far and am thankful to know these small steps are resonating with your hearts like they are mine.  If you've missed any of the previous posts, here they are: Acknowledge Him First Bring Your Burdens to Him Intentionally Slow Down I'm excited to share today's step because this is one you can definitely begin acting on RIGHT NOW. We live in a complaining world. If you ... [Read More]

Celebrating 2014

I've spent the past few days at my parents' house in Missouri and it has been fabulous! We've eaten a ton, shopped a little, and laughed until we cried. In just a couple of hours we'll tell Granny Sue and Papa Terry good-bye and head off for our last getaway of 2014 and I find myself a bit reflective. 2014 has been a great year in so many ways. I loved the opportunity to lead a few sessions at She Speaks this summer. I've made some incredible new friends and accomplished quite a few personal ... [Read More]

good days, hard days, and gratitude

Monday and I used to be tight. I loved the fresh start and possibility she brought each week. But not so much lately. Lately, she's felt bossy and overwhelming. And {because I suppose there is a 14-year-old girl inside me still} I've resisted her urgings and demands, even though she wasn't altogether wrong. This week is different though. Not because I was up at 5 a.m. writing like I should have been. {More like 7:10 so I could drive my girl to school.}  Not because I had a good night's ... [Read More]

9:02 pm on April 2, 2013 {the beautiful ordinary}

Last week my girl and I went to Missouri to spend Spring Break with my parents.  We had a great time and I thoroughly enjoyed being unplugged for a few days.  We came home Friday and spent Saturday at an Easter egg hunt with cousins.  Sunday was a beautiful day of worship. Monday I went to  Birmingham to speak at the STRENGTH Conference.  Such fun to share with small business owners how they can use social media more efficiently and more effectively.  Today I had lunch with Kristi and Mitzi, ... [Read More]

11:44 pm on January 15, 2013 {the beautiful ordinary}

It's quiet here ... and this makes two nights in a row I've been up long after I normally am sound asleep.  Just like last night I watched The West Wing on Netflix thinking the familiar dialog would lull my filled-up-mind into slumber. Instead, I watched President Bartlett prepare to give the State of the Union address.  {Side note:  He is my favorite fiction president.  In case there is ever a Teri Lynne Underwood category on Jeopardy!} As the closing credits scrolled ... [Read More]