Willing to Fail

Is it too late to say Happy New Year? January needs all the happiness it can get, in my opinion. I love new beginnings: unsharpened pencils, that first sip of a steamy chai latte, new journals, blank canvases, new years, new seasons, and new opportunities… Today’s word of the year is yesterday’s resolution. I love the…… Continue reading Willing to Fail

Anxiety’s Worst Enemy

Someone besides me needs to hear this today… Anxiety says, “You can’t do this on your own.” Surrender says, “You were never meant to.” These words came to mind this morning as I looked ahead into the next few months contemplating goals, deadlines, and desires I have for my family and myself. We’re no strangers…… Continue reading Anxiety’s Worst Enemy

Once Upon a Teahouse

It happened at a teahouse in California. I looked down our long, sparsely shaded table in the back garden of a quaint teahouse and remembered the worth of presence. From my seat I sat listening to the happy banter and clinking teaspoons of my husband, our three daughters and dear friends. Brimming teapots and dollops…… Continue reading Once Upon a Teahouse

Chasing Rainbows of Perfection

I have a problem. Trying to write about it has only made the problem more glaringly obvious. I sat down to write about perfectionism paralysis on Monday. My last two blog posts were finalized in about twenty minutes. This one is going on four long days. Honestly, it’s getting humorous. Instead of thinking there’s a…… Continue reading Chasing Rainbows of Perfection

The Bridge

Hey all, This week I wrote HERE for an awesome community of women here in KC. I’ve had various people ask if I wrote this with them in mind and I absolutely did..each of you…personally and specifically 😉 I’m hearing stories of people in seasons of new vision and calls to freedom like never before. Their…… Continue reading The Bridge

The Awkward Wedding Day

We celebrated our 15th wedding anniversary last December. Our traditional December wedding was dreamy…tiered candelabras, white bows adorning each pew, red roses and white lily bouquets, my scoop neck crystal white gown, his red paisley vest tucked under a sharp black tux. Aside from the church’s royal blue carpet, all was perfection. As far as…… Continue reading The Awkward Wedding Day

A Letter to Myself for Next December…

December seems to be a particularly difficult month for women. Maybe people in general, but I hear it most from women. Expectations, demands, schedules, emotions…they all get twisted up in our Christmas crazy culture and we lose sight of what’s really important. I wrote this in January after a challenging December. I pray it serves…… Continue reading A Letter to Myself for Next December…