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Moving forward: 3 healthy responses to offense in marriage

Offenses don't just happen in your marriage; offenses occur in all marriages. You are not alone. But how do you respond? Are you the angry wife? You know, the one who stomps around your home angrily cleaning hoping your spouse will get the hint. Are you the dangerous wife? The one who uses offense as ammo, shooting down any attempt of intimacy. Are you the controlling wife? The one who refuses to do anything or give anything unless everything goes your way. Are you the loving wife? Oh, she's the one[...]

This is MY 40

As I have been preparing myself for 40, I have spent almost a month reflecting on my journey to here. Sure I could talk about all that has happened since Pressing Pause at 39, but it’s more than that. Preparing for 40 has been about reflecting on the overflowing, ever reaching love of God. In every season, He was present. He was in the moving, revealing the masterpiece He placed within me even when my brokenness seemed to scatter me into pieces. Moving beyond the comfortable places, taking me further th[...]

Breaking Free: 3 truths to anchor in your heart when you feel insecure

How many times have you been stuck in the inner dialogue within your mind? You know those thoughts we would never say to a friend. The thoughts which reveal how we honestly see ourselves. Ideas like: I’m never good enough. I always mess things up. No one loves me. I’m never going to get this right. I’m not as smart as her. I don’t fit in. All of these insecurities become the lens through which we interpret the world around us. Whether we realize it or not, those thoughts of insecurity hold us hosta[...]

See her: 3 ways to rediscover who you are so you can love who you’ve become

Do you miss her? You know, the girl who was happy. The girl who had plans. The girl who was fun to be around. But now . . . Now, this girl has forgotten how to dream. Her heart is hurting. She looks in the mirror to see a body she doesn’t recognize. She doesn’t know who she is anymore. The girl is lost. She tells herself: “I don’t know who I am anymore.”“I’ve lost myself.”“I don’t recognize who I’ve become.” She walks around in a woman’s body. A wife. A mother. A sister. A friend. Ye[...]

Walk it out: 3 steps to overcome fear and walk in faith

What fears are you facing right now? Maybe you are facing a fear of failure or fear of criticism. For some, it could be the fear of disappointing others. Whatever it may be for you, fear keeps us from taking that next step forward and saying “yes” to God’s will for our lives. I get it. There are too many times that my struggles with fear have caused me to stay paralyzed. Not moving forward, but life still passing me by. I was no closer to my purpose or my dreams. Instead of a sense of accomplishment, I[...]