30: be encouraged.

"It occurred to me that so many of the aspects of my life, my writing and my running and my relationships, are all flavored by my love for my children. Where I had diluted areas in the past, I am now full concentration. Motherhood refines us. It forces us to refocus and reprioritize, leaving just … Continue reading 30: be encouraged.

28: imperfection and the goal.

Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him … Continue reading 28: imperfection and the goal.

It’s been real, folks. {embracing imperfection}

Recently...Ok, maybe forever.. I've edited my digital life to mostly only show the good and clean and maybe perfect. Yup. I've been kinda lying, or maybe just omitting truths, online. So here I'm starting a new series of real life admissions. I haven't quite decided how often to do it. I was considering once a … Continue reading It’s been real, folks. {embracing imperfection}

Beating Back “Perfect”: Books for the Journey

I realized as I was editing and posting this "Beating Back 'Perfect'" series (one, two, and three) many of my thoughts for the series have been impacted not only by a desire to show more grace to other mamas, but also by numerous books I've read that have encouraged me to rest in God's grace … Continue reading Beating Back “Perfect”: Books for the Journey

Beating back “Perfect”: My husband just informed me he’s not a morning person…

The continuation of my effort to claim true things and live well. beating back perfect part one is here. Today's edition is on Marriage...from my two years of experience. :) You can't control how your spouse feels. You can influence it to the best of your ability, but in the end it is not completely … Continue reading Beating back “Perfect”: My husband just informed me he’s not a morning person…