Talking about feelings at this point in life can give me chills. I will confess to you, if you can keep it a secret, I have lived long enough to see that this revolutionary apparatus living inside me called feelings can be dangerously tricky. Let me tell you how it works. Recently, I had a major surgery done to my body. Some loving, concerned people warned me to keep away from activities or anythi ...[Read More]
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I’m always blown away by the physical things the Lord uses to remind me of His love and faithfulness. Let me give you an example. I’m an Ambassador for the fabulous Fair Trade company, Noonday. We partner with twenty-nine artisan businesses in twelve countries around the world. Think Uganda, Haiti, Peru, Vietnam, Ethiopia, Guatemala, and more. Here’s the thing, friends. These crazy amazing men an ...[Read More]
I live in a pretty incredible place. Who am I kidding? Alaska is STUNNING. No day is identical, and every day has the potential to be an adventure. The wildlife is crazy impressive. (Round of applause for no snakes or roaches!) Our summer sun never sets, and we’ve got mountains and glaciers and islands and rivers and ocean and volcanoes. And did I mention our lovely June and July temps? Who doesn’ ...[Read More]
One of my all time favorite books on THE PLANET is a kid’s book. No surprise there, right? Don’t laugh. Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day is a must-have for any personal library. You’d be amazed how many hidden gems you can uncover in a short story geared to second graders. Over the past six months, I’ve had more than my share of stinkin’ hard days. Mornings where I’ve wo ...[Read More]
My mama always told my sister and me to keep it real. Keep it real, girls. Don’t pretend. Don’t cover up. Don’t hide. First off, being a woman is stinkin’ hard. Don’t get me wrong. I’m all for funky toenail polish, amazing Target deals, and a good pair of earrings, but man. Some days stink. Am I right? Honestly. Some weeks being a woman following hard after Jesus is just plumb exhausting. More oft ...[Read More]
When we hear a little girl talk about her little world, we find an overflow of imaginative pictures working together in an amazing way. Maybe I should call this little world a big adventurous world. For instance, do you remember as a little girl, playing with your dolls under the dining table, naming each one of them, fixing the house with a bed made out of a shoebox cover, a kitchen towel as a bl ...[Read More]
Life is so beautiful, full of colors and shapes for a little girl who loves to draw flowers. Grass is greener and the blue sky is filled with funny shaped clouds, each one telling a different cute story. Isn’t that how little girls perceive their world? Why should that change? It’s so much fun! Some girls, though, can’t see all the beautiful colors of a rainbow in the sky or the ...[Read More]