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For The Courageous Ones

  When you have a dream… hang onto it. Don’t listen to those that discourage. They usually don’t have a true understanding of your journey. I know that they often tend to pop up just when you feel like you are onto something, when you are beginning to make ground. Please know that this is just a distraction along the way. Their words give doubt a place to grow in your mind if you let them – And much like...

Some Of Us Just Hide It Better

Do you know what I think when someone is completely honest about themselves, when they admit that they don’t have it all together? I think, finally, thank goodness. ME TOO! I’m a bit of mess myself. I feel complete relief. Because it’s rare to find people who are brave enough to stop pretending in a world that desperately wants you to.  We all have our messes. Not one of us is perfect. Some of us just hide it better. I’m...

Say ‘Yes’ First, Panic Later

I used to be a lot braver. I used to just push through my fear. I have had limited energy these days for pushing through. Things that require more bravery are exhausting. They often end up in the too hard basket. Though it’s true that I have been a little more fearless in my writing this year, there are still some things beyond this blog that I have held back from. Until now. Lately, God has been bringing opportunities my...

Are You Still Hanging On To Your Dream?

I have never seen a duck on our local beach before. Yet, there it was, staring out to sea as if it was waiting for something. My husband and I were at the beach twice last week. Both times it was there. It was weird to see a duck hanging out in the sand. The sea gulls kept to their usual congregation at the far end of the beach, scattering as we walked past, but the lone duck didn’t flinch...

How To Cope With A Vulnerability Hangover

We’ve all felt it right? You’ve just shared you heart. Maybe with one person, maybe many. It seemed right at the time but now you have this ache in your gut. Did you share too much? You begin to feel exposed. That nagging feeling of doubt gnaws away at you. You can’t take it back, though you wish you could. Last week my husband shared part of his story in church. It was truly courageous. One of his many traits that I love...