Take Care of Yourself

Welcome to Day 19 of 31 Ways to Embrace Lopsided Living! This is the post where I tell you to do what I say, not what I do. Because, honestly, I am awful at this. Especially right now when I'm frantically working to finish my manuscript. I told a friend last night, "I'm basically running on coffee and chocolate." The worst part is, this was in a conversation we were having about going to the gym. So, yeah, seriously, I'm not here to judge or lecture. But I can't really write about living ... [Read More]

God Is Plotting for Your Glory

"What she does not see with the eyes of her heart is that in all her bitter experiences, God is plotting for her glory. This is true of all God's children. In the darkest of our times, God is plotting for our glory." John Piper God is plotting for our glory. I've been sloooooooowly reading A Sweet & Bitter Providence by John Piper. Using the book of Ruth as a backdrop, Piper carefully explores God's sovereignty. I started reading it about a month ago and even though it's only 160 pages ... [Read More]

Listening when Life Is Loud

It's barely 8:30 a.m. and I've already heard from a friend whose husband is stuck in the floods raging in Louisiana and from my daughter who had made the difficult choice to step away from something she loves because she knows it is the best decision. I saw the doctor yesterday and there are a few minor health questions we haven't yet found answers for. And that's just the past day .... life is hard, y'all. So many needs and hurts and sorrows. And I ache for all of them. Sometimes my world is ... [Read More]

3 Ways to Cope during Busy Weeks

Too blessed to be stressed and too busy to rest? Welcome to the reality for most Christian women. Desperately trying to be on the go and in the Word — and exhausted. We don’t need one more plan for ordering our days or one more list for accomplishing more. We need someone to whisper, “It’s okay. You’re okay." Can I tell you something important? Busy isn't necessarily bad. Jesus was busy. He was on the go. And, much like the mom with little ones, someone was always wanting something from ... [Read More]