My deepest dreams—like traveling to Rome (pictured above)—didn’t become possible until I cleared out internal blockages. As women, our dreams matter to us deeply. We carry them with us everywhere the same way we carry a cherished handbag, or wear a piece of jewelry that symbolizes love. Our dreams define who we are. Except that … Continue reading 4 Reasons Your Dreams Are (Perpetually) On Hold
2020 has been dubbed a year of breakthrough. No matter what community, group, church, or faith you belong to ... you’ve probably heard at least one person proclaiming this is a breakout year. Or a special year. Or a double portion year. Or any one of a number of other wonderful-sounding things. Maybe you’ve even … Continue reading Your Breakthrough Is Closer Than You Think—And Here’s Why
Most women I know underestimate how strong they really are. As I speak with women (and even men!), hearts open and tales pour out—tales of abuse, neglect, lack, frustration, missed opportunities, lost love, and setbacks. Yet through it all, the individuals who own these courageous stories have survived, and lived to fight another day. The … Continue reading What To Do When People Criticize Your Big Dream?
If you want to achieve your Biggest Dreams and heart’s desires ... you’ve got to start by believing you’re lovable and worthy of having what you want. It sounds simple, but often we stall ourselves on getting what we want when we’re not sure we deserve what we want.Cultivating self-love and self-worth is a critical … Continue reading Self-Love Is Not the Key to Achieving Your Dreams. Here’s Why.
“Refuse to worry about tomorrow, but deal with each challenge that comes your way, one day at a time. Tomorrow will take care of itself.” —Matthew 6:34 TPT “To offer no resistance to life is to be in a state of grace, ease, and lightness. This state is then no longer dependent upon things being … Continue reading The Gift of Discomfort: Receiving Your Present (Moment) with Joy
There are times on my journey that I learn uncomfortable lessons. These are the lessons I'm grateful for after I go through them but really would love to trade in for a refund while I'm in the midst of the experience. This is one such time in my life right now. Thankfully, God does not … Continue reading Nestle… or Wrestle? (The Surprising Gift of Deliberate Helplessness)
Your Maker is your husband, the Lord of Hosts is his name; and the Holy One of Israel is your Redeemer.” - Isaiah 54:5 Hello, Beautiful Sister, I see you there. You have a deep desire to be married, to create a family that honors God. Perhaps He has even given you a word confirming this … Continue reading The Real Reason Mr. Right Hasn’t Shown Up Yet
NOTE: The following is a featured post from 2016 which first appeared on my former creative blog, Scrappy Storyteller. I'm sharing this as a way of embracing my past creative self and sharing ideas she had that, well, still matter today. Enjoy! Anyone who knows me well knows how much I hate the process of … Continue reading Little Paper Pieces: On the Tearing Up and Rewriting of Your Life
“Little girls are sugar and spice and everything nice ...” From the day you were born, you were everyone’s darling. The frilly dresses. The cutesy toys. Daddy adored your dimples and Mama fussed about your hair. As you grew older, they bragged about what a “beautiful young lady” you were becoming. They applauded all your … Continue reading Breaking the Bondage of the “Good Girl” Habit for Good
“Don’t you you know that you yourselves are God’s temple and that His spirit dwells in your midst?” - 1 Corinthians 3:16 You know deep inside if you don’t love your body. It’s hard to admit aloud, perhaps, but not hard to know in your soul. You hate mirrors. You don’t want to have your … Continue reading 9 Ways to Love Your Body When You Don’t Really Like It