~ Confession: I am thirty-four years old and most days I feel like a broken mess. Imperfection covers over me, but I constantly fight for its opposite. I want perfection. People pleasing infiltrates everything I do, say, and think. I cannot do and be everything to everyone and this makes my heart break. Unkindness has […]
36 Birthday Pearls
Today is my 36th birthday, y’all! Here’s 36 life lessons I’ve learned in 36 years. I’m not perfect -surprise!- but I try like the dickens to live by each of these. My 36 pearls of wisdom for you, peeps! In random order. 1. People are hurting, err on the side of kindness. If they aren’t […]
10 Ways to Inspire Yourself
photo credit: me I believe every person should live life thoughtfully, being fully who you are, fully aware of your gifts and fully using them. (Okay, I will not stuff the word ‘fully’ into any more sentences. Scouts honor). Here’s my top 10 ways that I keep myself inspired to go and get the life […]
A mash-up for feeling like a caged animal
I mentioned a few weeks ago that I’m not who I thought was, and that there are aspects of my life right now that are downright hellish. I feel like a caged animal. As I was spending some time with the Lord this morning I read, Psalm 39:7 – “But now, Lord, what do I […]
Advent explained. Time to get sad, y’all.
Advent, Day 1.
Fresh tat for a bit ‘o’ grief
It’s been a rough, rocky, rambunctious ride of a year. It doesn’t really matter what I’m going through —the flu, loss of a family member, financial woes or a stubbed toe— I am almost always tempted to give up on life all together.