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…

This Season of Chaos… Is My Perfect Soil

Personally, I am good at time management and organized tasks, but lately, it doesn’t seem to be working.  With too many competing ‘top’ priorities, constant roadblocks, and limited time, I feel like I’m not even close to keeping my head above water, I’m full out drowning. Running is always my rest… Isn’t it funny how…

Full Plate and New Friendships

As I walked in the door at 8 pm with my arms loaded with 6 plastic grocery bags each, all I’m thinking about is getting the girls off to bed and pouring myself a glass of wine.  At this point, putting the groceries away can wait just a moment as I pause the chaos and…

Process Vs. List

I’m a list maker!  I make lists of lists.  Fancy lists with colorful pens.  I rewrite my lists after I’ve marked a few things complete and I’ll even rewrite my list if I don’t like my handwriting.  Lists sorted between work and home, lists by number or importance.  I love lists and the feeling of…

Home, Sweat Pants, and Foreshadowing

I’m like a stubborn kid hanging from the monkey bars making excuses like Moses to not fulfill my calling. Comfort and control are my two favorite things.  Lucky me, I work from home and spend my days in my sweatpants.  This is especially convenient since it’s a windchill of -12 degrees outside. Do you remember…

The 99 & A Mouth Filter

Confession of a striver – I take life way too seriously! Watched the movie School of Life the other day with the kids.  There was a scene where the coach of the basketball team – played by Ryan Renalds – decides that if they are going to be a team that loses all the time,…