Beautifully Broken

IMG_7367I embraced turning 40 this year, because pausing to reflect on 4 decades of growth and change is a good thing. I shutter at the thought of getting to my golden years and still acting out in dysfunctional patterns that were prevalent in my 20s or 30s. It’s a sad state to witness. I don’t want to waste any years in stagnancy, having no forward growth.   Continue reading

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Focus Shift: From Intense to Intentional Fitness

runHow often have you paused to ask yourself why you’re doing what you’re doing, in terms of exercise, and how it’s benefiting you? This is a spot I found myself in a few years ago and it’s completely changed my focus on how I treat my body. Continue reading

Object of Affection Question

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The other day I heard a catchy 80s tune on the radio and stopped channel-flipping. After only a few words filled my ears, my eyes were opened to the blatant difference between growing up with pop music and the modern worship and Christian radio songs I now prefer today.  If you were like me, and spent an adolescence and young adulthood caught up in pop music or the latest hit country song, these songs might ring a bell.  Ponder these titles and even their familiar lyrics for a moment: Continue reading

Strive to be Godly, but not be God!

As the 2006 spring break approached for our family of 5, we were planning a family trip to Florida: driving 1400 miles each way, eating as many meals in the borrowed RV as possible to save money, limiting our packed clothes to just the necessities to conserve storage space…it was a job only I could do (though do right is what I was really thinking), but was it? God said “Guess again” in this prideful moment of control. It’s been a lesson from which I glean wisdom to this day. Continue reading