You’re a failure.You can’t possibly succeed in this.You don’t know what you’re doing.What’s the point? Do any of those statements sound familiar? They do for me. And I hear them most often inside my own head. As I’ve searched Scripture for help, I remember someone close to Jesus who must have experienced this type of […]
I vividly recall my third grade teacher admonishing us with, “Cakes are done, people are finished.” It’s why when someone tells me, “I’m done,” I silently respond, “Actually, you’re finished.” But even that isn’t necessarily clear, is it? Finished is used in many situations, including competitions, meals, work, preparation, and people. In the latter case, […]
My windows were really dirty. My office shares space with my bedroom, so I spend an exorbitant amount of time looking through these windows, and it had been months since they had been cleaned. But it was the type of dirty we just lived with—not a crisis, certainly a low priority. Given these non-tilt-in windows […]
I love to design content, especially content that encourages people. This is why there are a ton of random designs for t-shirts and bookmarks and whatever else I come up with on my hard drive. A big part of the fun for me is just in designing them, which means most never see the light […]
A few weeks ago I was invited to chat with Dr. Gary Crotaz, on his podcast called The Unlock Moment, about what we need to thrive. I always love the opportunity to have conversations like this, so I’m thrilled to share it with you. Here’s a clip: Listen to the full episode.
“Did more birds move in while we were gone last week?” “You hear it too?” I responded to my husband, incredulously. As I’d watered the flower boxes on the balcony earlier, I was struck by the volume of the birdsong. It wasn’t just a few notes barely audible out one window, it was a chorus […]