Doing The Hard Things

“I think it’s time we sit down and workout a budget.”

As my husband spoke these words I could feel the gears in my head, my stomach, my chest turn to a screeching halt.

There are so many things I’d rather do than sit down and workout a budget. Organize the basement? Sign me up. Clean out the fridge? I’m there. Scrub the toilets? I’m your girl. But take a long hard look at how much I spent at Barnes and Noble last month? No, thanks, I’m good.

For the

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Seeking Motivation

Coming off the holidays (how long am I allowed to use that excuse?) I am still having a hard time getting back into a schedule and finding the motivation and discipline to pursue the goals and dreams that I have for myself. This is somewhat of an uncomfortable place for me because I consider myself to be a dedicated person- someone who gets an idea and goes for it, who doesn’t sit idle and someone who dominates a to-do list. In the month of November, I felt

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Pieces of My Heart

I’ve always loved the beauty of mosaic art. There is something so powerful to me about looking at a beautiful work of art made from thousands of broken pieces. Each part represents something that was originally destroyed. Part of what was once whole, now fragmented, fractured, scattered; then re-gathered into something wonderful that previously didn’t exist in the world. This to me is how I believe God sees every human heart.

Ezekiel 36:26 says “I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; I will

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Confessions of a Peace Lover...

At the request of a teenager in my life whom I love very much I am reposting the Teen Accountability Questions the Circle of Friends GIRLFriends Ministry put together several years ago. While these questions were written specifically to the struggles of teen girls the ten questions are thought provoking for adults too. Questions 4 and 6 might need changed up a bit for some but even my 90 year old pals speak of the struggles they have and of their constant prayer to finish strong….that tells me that accountability

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