Friend, can I ask you a personal question? Do you have joy in your life?
All too often I find that women I speak to who are empty, do not have joy in their life.
Merriam-Webster dictionary defines joy as “a source or cause of delight.” It is a state of happiness and emotion evoked by “possessing what one desires.”
If I defined joy for myself, it would be anything that brings a smile to my face, a lightness to my heart, and a fulfillment to my soul.
Recently I saw a commercial on TV that made me laugh and shout ‘no’ all at once.
The commercial depicted a man who was tired and in need of a pick me-up. Using a drained phone battery to demonstrate this man’s tired state, the message of the commercial was to consume an energy drink to fill him back up to full again.
Consuming this energy drink was his way to recharge so that he could continue living life.
While the message of using an energy drink to recharge is NOT one I...
The story about the farmer sowing seed is one of my favorite bible stories.
It goes like this:
“A farmer went out to sow seed. While he was scattering the seed, some of it fell by the road. The birds came and ate all that seed. Other seed fell on rocky ground, where there was not enough dirt. It grew very fast there, because the soil was not deep. But when the sun rose, it burned the plants. The plants died because they did not have deep roots. Some other seed fell...
It's that time of year again - time for another major transition to happen. If you are mom with school-aged children, you know the anxiety and worry that can come as a new school year approaches.
Over the past several weeks, I have had many conversations with moms and without fail a hint of worry surfaces.
"What teacher will my child get? Will she be a good fit for my child?"
"I hope my child finds good friends!”
"What are the school expectations? Is my daughter...
Are you on your to-do list?
As mama's, our to-do lists are long and never ending.
Whether it be grocery shopping, signing back-to-school forms, scheduling doctor and eye appointments, cleaning, doing laundry, taking the dog to the groomer, going to and from work and meetings, and driving our kids to activities, our days are full with tasks that demand our attention.
Friend, do you fall anywhere on this to-do list?
Do me a favor right now. Stop reading this post and go right to...
Thrive is a word I use a lot. It is, after all, the name of my business and ministry. Thrive is not only how I want to live life, but it is how I want you to live life!
But, like everything in this world, in order to strive for something, you must first know what you are striving after.
I don’t think there is a person reading this post that doesn’t want to live a thriving life. After all, the brevity of life is noteable.
But, how exactly do you live a thriving life? How...
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