Hello, New Chapters. I'm not even announcing a major life change. I'm just turning 40, and I sense that as an eventful decade of my life ends, it's the start of something even better. I've always loved my birthday, and I never really had a hang up about numbers. Until I turned 35. That one… Continue reading Bye, 30s – Thanks For The Memories
God sees all my flaws. He’s the Maker of my heart, the Designer of my life, who knit me together and laid out my steps. He’s formed me, molded me, reshaped me throughout my life. The molding and reshaping is an ongoing process. I am never not in His hands.
This year's theme chose me!
Ephesians 2:10 tells us that God created us for good works, works that He “prepared beforehand” for us. As someone who makes things by hand, I sometimes wonder if I contribute “enough” to the Kingdom. Goodness, as a mom with a full time secular career I wonder that. But here in Exodus, I find people just like me, prepared by upbringing and situation to be in the exact place God needed to fulfill His purpose. Usefulness is not determined by what we do, but by how we do it - cheerfully, obediently, skillfully, and with complete commitment.
Strength. For the last few years, I've chosen a word or theme as a filter for my goals. Last year was about personal growth, and while I had some very specific goals in mind, the way that personal growth ultimately manifested in my life was totally unexpected. Somewhere around my birthday (which, to be honest,… Continue reading The Word of the Year is….
I am more than one thing. And so are you. It's time to break the cycle of boxing ourselves in - we are more than the one or two passions we share about the most.
...and said nothing. Because she asked me not to. *sigh* It's hard to sit back and watch your friend be treated unfairly. Honestly, if we were geographically closer, I don't think I would have been able to keep quiet. It would be a very long drive for me to just go and give people a… Continue reading That Time When I Got Mad On My Friend’s Behalf
You know that saying, "Silence is golden. Unless you have a toddler. Then it's very, very bad." Or something like that. Well, I'm definitely not a toddler, so let's say that a long absence from this blog means things are going pretty well!I have mentally started 10 or 12 posts in the last several months,… Continue reading When Silence is a Good Thing
There were 2 ways to go with this post - angry or introspective. I've chosen introspection. Sorry, there aren't any pictures of work, or lighthearted quotes. This is coming straight from my heart, and I hope that at some point it speaks to and helps someone else.You don't get to choose the lessons you learn.… Continue reading Reflections (part 2) – Introspection