Encourage Someone

Welcome to Day 25 of 31 Ways to Embrace Lopsided Living! Today's post is all about something I always MEAN to do ... but often fail to accomplish. It's one of those things that makes its way to my "to do" list every week and then gets bumped to the next week's list. I know it's important. I know it matters. And I love it when people do it for me. But somehow, in the middle of writing, laundry, and assuring the dog he doesn't have to bark at every little sound, this is often what remains ... [Read More]

People Are the Priority!

Welcome to Day 24 of 31 Ways to Embrace Lopsided Living! Several years ago I ran across this quote from author Anna Quindlen, “The great motherhood friendships are the ones in which two women can admit how difficult mothering is quietly to each other, over cups of tea at a sticky table with spilled apple juice and littered with markers without tops.” It was one of those sentences that seeped into my mind and heart, so rich in truth. We mommas need people to gather at our sticky ... [Read More]

Whatever You Do

Welcome to Day 23 of 31 Ways to Embrace Lopsided Living! On Sundays we are meditating on a verse that encourages us in our Lopsided Living pursuit.  Today's verse is one I am leaning into a lot lately. Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men. Colossians 3:23 WHATEVER YOU DO ... You should probably know this about me: I'm a perfectionist and a people-pleaser. I also have a low threshold for managing stress and dealing with change. Basically, I like to make a ... [Read More]

Try Something New

Welcome to Day 22 of 31 Ways to Embrace Lopsided Living! It's Saturday and we've covered a lot of ground this week. Let's recap ... Busy isn't always bad. This one is so important, y'all. There is room in, even in our busiest seasons and days, for us to be focused on Kingdom business. Lopsided Living When You're Busy. In this post, we looked at 3 reasons we get busy and 3 ways to respond. When we understand why we are busy, it's easier for us to manage it. Take Care of Yourself. Less ... [Read More]

Small Changes Count

Welcome to Day 21 of 31 Ways to Embrace Lopsided Living! Well, it's Friday. Y'all, I'm tired. For real. I could give you all the reasons but I don't think they are much different from yours. So, I'll spare you the details and let's just both agree some weeks are just long and tiring, deal? I've received so many emails from women who are reading this series. Here are two I received this week: "Your words help me to stop and think and appreciate all that God has done for me." "Thanks ... [Read More]

It’s Okay to Do Something instead of Everything

Welcome to Day 20 of 31 Ways to Embrace Lopsided Living! I need to make a confession. I didn't use my Jawbone yesterday. Why? Because it's been so long since I have worn it I couldn't even find the charger until this morning. It's all charged up and I'll be monitoring my steps today! Just wanted to be honest with you about how my life really looks. As we are getting into the final days of this series, I want to share something I think we far too often forget.  It has to do with several ... [Read More]