What it’s Like to do Life with Me

Hello? Remember me? I can’t remember the last time I blogged an update. It has been a very busy season and I was blessed when Kathy Carlton Willis and her team sent me some wonderful blog posts to share this fall. They were wonderful and spanned throughout late September and October. Thank you, Kathy and team! I thought I’d share what’s been going on and what’s coming up. I finished…

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Surrender Story: It Isn’t About You, but Now It Is

This is one of those posts that isn’t fun to write because it takes me back to a time I didn’t love and of course, I don’t come out looking too great in it. But I know I’m supposed to share it, and I believe it will encourage someone out there. Our newlywed years weren’t normal or easy.  I had chronic pain because of a severe case of PCOS. There…

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Surrender Story: Approval and the Eggplant

This year my goal is to share surrender stories, encouragement from myself and others that will encourage you to surrender the good, the bad, and—maybe one day—the chocolate. Last week Sarah Hamaker shared her story about parenting expectations. Alexis A. Goring let us in on her journey about surrendering refined sugar. My story is about letting go of people pleasing and approval. For those that know me now, they can’t…

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Sabbath Sunday: But, God.

When I first took this picture, I smiled thinking about the other leaves and how inferior they must feel around this big yellow leaf in the middle. and that reminded me of a story. About a huge giant who laughed as he slayed solider after soldier from the Israelites who dared fight him. But, David. Look at the tiny leaf that is at 11:00/top left in the picture. The leaf…

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A2Z Meme: I Used to Wish Life was Easy

I’m a couple days late but moving forward with Patty Wysong’s weekly meme of going through the alphabet. This week? The Letter E. It was 1997 or 98.  I had a couple years of marriage under my belt and was overwhelmed by post partum blues with my firstborn. We were at a new church, reeling from antics board members pulled on the third pastor of the previous congregation. I kept…

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Do You Hear the Captain’s Call that Another Misfit is Leaving Barbie Island?

I’ve mentioned a few times that I consider myself a Charlie-in-the-box with a home base called Misfit Island. This summer as I networked with other women for different social and ministry reasons I met a few people who were in agony and couldn’t pinpoint what was going on. I saw it immediately because five years ago, it was me. These are folks who show signs of being a Misfit Island…

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