Tagged with faith

small (five minute friday)

small (five minute friday)

Don’t sweat the small stuff. Focus on the big picture. Just look at the big stuff. It’s no big deal. This world is about the biggest things. This world is quick to miss the small. We’re quick to look past the little in our quest for the big. What a quest we’re on, that quest … Continue reading

on being thankful for your story

on being thankful for your story

A good friend recently celebrated a birthday. It was fun to have a cup of coffee with her and reflect. Something she said stuck with me: The story she’s living isn’t the one her younger self would have written. Really, it’s better. I wasn’t even in preschool when decided to get married at 16. I … Continue reading

have mercy. (five minute friday)

have mercy. (five minute friday)

It’s both bad and awesome that the first time I ever heard the word mercy was from Uncle Jesse. Because all those ladies he liked were just way too gorgeous, boundlessly beautiful, and Uncle Jesse just couldn’t handle it. And Aunt Becky took that have mercy cake. Have mercy. As if to say – this … Continue reading

wait, I have a blog? (and a giveaway)

wait, I have a blog? (and a giveaway)

Yes, I do in fact have a blog. But you couldn’t tell, could you? This season has been a busy one and it’s not that I’m complaining. Things with the business are growing in a good way and I’m humbled. My sweet friend Holley started a recent blog post like this: I’m in one of … Continue reading

on grace, transformation and the other 90%.

on grace, transformation and the other 90%.

Have you heard comedian Tig Notaro’s popular stand-up set? It was hot on the public radio circuit last fall. Tig dealt with a series of illnesses and hospitalizations, a breakup, the sudden death of her mother and a breast cancer diagnosis, all within a handful of months and the set was tragic and hilarious all … Continue reading

in between.

in between.

IN BETWEEN. The sidewalk leading from our front steps to the street looks fine as a whole. Upon further inspection, though, it has its flaws: cracks of all sizes, about one or two every foot. Where the concrete splits, blades of grass have sprouted this summer. That’s the power of life . . . even … Continue reading

just keep going.

just keep going.

Hey, you. (Yes, you.) Happy Tuesday. Or un-happy Tuesday, maybe? Either way, it’s up to us to cheer each other on. It’s up to us to cheer each other on. To encourage those around us. To lift others up. It’s up to us to tell those we love to just keep going. Why? Because this … Continue reading

don’t try to wriggle out.

don’t try to wriggle out.

She spent Wednesday night out swing dancing, my friend mentioned as she recounted her week. She’s a professional dancer and so when she mentioned swing, I knew I was in for a good story. During one song, she found herself spun around and dipped backwards in one fell swoop, supported only by her dance partner’s … Continue reading