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]

Lopsided Living: Embrace the Season You’re In

Welcome to Day 11 of 31 Ways to Embrace Lopsided Living! Do you ever get frustrated or tired of the season you're in? Of course you do! We all do. My sixteen-year-old daughter is ready to graduate from high school and start college. Scott and I teach the college and career Sunday school class at our church ... and all of the young adults in our class are ready to be done with college and start "real life." The singles want to be married. The young married want kids. The moms of ... [Read More]

What Really Matters This Week

Y'all, it's only Monday and I'm already exhausted. We've been basically going non-stop this summer.  Between trips and camps and church activities and getting my parents moved to Alabama, I am t.i.r.e.d. Our church is having Vacation Bible School this week so we'll be busy with that every night. And my girl has some oral surgery scheduled for this week also. It would be easy to make a big list of things to do this week.  After all, school is starting in just a few weeks and that means we ... [Read More]

life to the full or a full life?

We get so busy trying to find the best way to manage our time and to accomplish our goals so we can have full lives. I know, I do it. I've chased it and I've got the Pinterest boards to show for my search. But what if, God's desire for us isn't full lives ... what if we took seriously Jesus' words in John 10:10, "I've come that they {YOU!!} may have life to the full." But what does that mean? What does life to the full look like? Here's what I'm thinking ... what the Lord is speaking into ... [Read More]