Busy Isn’t Always Bad

Welcome to Day 17 of 31 Ways to Embrace Lopsided Living! The posts for today and tomorrow are where I am right now. But they are also where so many women I know are as well.  It's called: BUSY. I recently said you to a friend I feel like I live at the intersection of Hectic Road and Frantic Avenue. Maybe you do too? Just over a year ago, I wrote a post titled Busy Women Welcome Here. Why? Because it seems like, especially in Christian circles, there are a whole lot of blog posts and books ... [Read More]

Be Inspired!

Welcome to Day 15 of 31 Ways to Embrace Lopsided Living! Sometimes, we get so busy doing all the stuff we need to do to make it through the day, we neglect about our soul needs. The past few weeks we've been running at a frantic pace here in the Underwood house and, the truth is, it isn't really going to slow down until after the holiday season ends. So what can we do to give ourselves those soul breaks we need? Lopsided Living invites us to be inspired! Being inspired looks different for ... [Read More]

Sometimes Good Enough Is Enough

Welcome to Day 14 of 31 Ways to Embrace Lopsided Living! Remember yesterday when I said to choose best over good. So true, right? But let’s face it, we can’t be the best at everything we do. Nor can we give our best to every situation or activity we are involved in. It isn’t possible. Not only that, some things really don’t need our best — they just need to be done. My problem is I lean toward the perfectionist, Type A, and possibly a little compulsive type. And I'm guessing some of ... [Read More]

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]

Be Where You Are!

Welcome to Day 12 of 31 Ways to Embrace Lopsided Living!   Do you have a hard time truly being present? This is one area where I really struggle.  Because I'm one of those constantly thinking types of people, it can be hard for me to stop the ever-churning thoughts in my head and give my full attention to what is going on right in front of me. Maybe you have a similar struggle? It could be because we wear so many hats. It could be because there really is always something ... [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]