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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Character Confession: I Don’t Know if Fat Floats

This started out as a reply to The Common Queen, a dear, dear friend who is cleaning it up on the Internet. Her little blog is going places, and once you read her posts, you’ll see why. In writing you need a voice, and Holly’s got it. Besides this great post, which got two THOUSAND views in a day, she wrote this one. And it stuck a chord with me.…

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Sabbath Sunday: God, The Romancer

Each Sunday I share my amateur nature picture with a thought or two about God’s love for you. This month is also part of the thankful series, so I’ll be sharing that too. I’m thankful that God is a romancer. That’s not something you read everyday, it’s a concept I first read in Captivating by John and Stasi Eldredge. He longs intimacy with us. Sadly we misuse that word, because…

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Sabbath Sunday: God, the Romancer

Each Sunday I share my amateur nature picture with a thought or two about God’s love for you. This month is also part of the thankful series, so I’ll be sharing that too. I’m thankful that God is a romancer. That’s not something you read everyday, it’s a concept I first read in Captivating by John and Stasi Eldredge. He longs intimacy with us. Sadly we misuse that word, because…

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Sabbath Sunday: God, the Romancer

Each Sunday I share my amateur nature picture with a thought or two about God’s love for you. This month is also part of the thankful series, so I’ll be sharing that too. I’m thankful that God is a romancer. That’s not something you read everyday, it’s a concept I first read in Captivating by John and Stasi Eldredge. He longs intimacy with us. Sadly we misuse that word, because…

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