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: 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]

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]

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]

Why So Busy? 3 Reasons and 3 Responses

You're busy. I know. I am too. {Remember, I'm not even apologizing for it anymore.} But here's the thing, there's good busy and there's bad busy. I know, it all makes our calendars look crazy. But the truth is, there are times when life is just busy and it's for all the right reasons. And then there are the other times — you know, when we've let things get out of control and we need a reality check. When I look at the busy season in my life, I've noticed there are three main ... [Read More]

Why Am I Here? Knowing God’s Purpose for Our Lives

Why am I here? Have you ever wondered if anything you do matters? If there's any sort of value in all the day-to-day mundane? I get it. In the middle of all the laundry doing, meal planning, and kid taxi-ing, it can begin to feel like we've lost any sense of purpose.  Even our conversations with our husbands can become more about schedule coordinating than soul connecting. How can we know God's purpose for our lives? Can we really live in His purpose during the chaotic season of raising ... [Read More]