Is Your Beauty Hidden by What Holds You Down?

Oak trees are pretty common around me.  Everywhere I look I can spot about 30 of them, many line our 80-acre farm. But, there is one oak tree that has stood out in my mind and I can not find another like it. In the early days of my Breaking Fee bible study journey, my…

Breaking Free

Hey all!  It’s been quite some time since I’ve written.  My world has been full of chaos, unknowns, stress, a whole lot of breaking down and a newly found breaking free. Following Jesus and taking steps to live life more like Him isn’t easy and being humbled every day can be quite painful. The last…

Twisted Pride

“Putting yourself down is a twisted form of pride” These words stick with me as I close out my bible study this morning.  I am doing a study of Breaking Free by Beth Moore and day one hits me square between the eyes with these powerful, call-me-out, change-my-thinking, words. I love to learn and grow. …

Anxieties of a people pleaser

Too many times I’ve found myself ashamed of who I am because I didn’t please someone. Thought’s of “I wish I were different so I didn’t upset them” or “I wish I were someone else entirely because then they would like or approve of me.”  It’s crazy how I can go through seasons and think…

Unsettled

Not all growth feels good. Sometimes growth can come in something that resembles and feels much like depression. Hey all, I’m in a season of feeling very unsettled. My inner world is filled with a million lies that are far from anchored in truth “you’re always going to be less than.” You’re never going to…

We’re Never really Empty

Ever feel like you’ve got nothing left in the tank for anyone else?  Ever feel like it’s been weeks, maybe years since you have felt full of life or just not running on empty? Being a mom and a wife sure adds to the running on empty emotions. Don’t get me wrong, I’m so glad…