I think you always need a dose of bravery when you read your words in front of a giant (well, to me!) room full of women. Today at MOPS, I shared a devotional based on this blog post. How do we raise brave kids? Start by being brave mamas! Sometimes, we let people put out the […]Read More 31 days of living free: what is brave?
I looked down over the waters. I listened to the leaves rustle and the wind echo across the lake and I wrestled with God. Could He really be who He says He is? In the good times it is so easy to believe, but in the bad, could I really believe that God is good? I’ve […]Read More 31 days of living free: nothing can separate
I know so many fierce women who are holding it down at the office, at home, and in their communities. Can I just say, GET IT, GIRL. You ladies know who you are. You’re the unsung heroes who make everything work. You’re the first one awake and the last one to sleep. You’re creative and […]Read More 31 days of living free: free to have fun
I spent two years hustling as a newspaper journalist, writing and editing a daily business networking page in our metro paper’s business section. I lugged my laptop and notebooks across downtown to morning coffees and lunch-and-learns and late night galas, zipping from suburb to suburb to cover the 5 p.m. after-hours networking events. I sipped soda out […]Read More 31 days of living free: five tips for authentic networking (and a minted giveaway)
How do we love well? That’s a tough question, isn’t it? Loving well is running through the field and letting them be little. It’s sitting up late at night with a cup of coffee when words aren’t enough. It’s an encouraging fist-bump and an embrace that says you mean something to me. I want to live free […]Read More 31 days of living free: love well
I can now add “awesome-husband-who-will-write-for-me-on-a-deadline” on my list of things I’m thankful for today. On a crazy Monday where I burned the chili and spilled a drink all over our chair, his words were definitely what I needed to read. I think you’ll be encouraged by his guest post below, too. — Come thou fount […]Read More 31 days of living free: tune my heart
When Joseph meets someone, he boldly introduces himself. “HI. I’M JOEY CRAIG. I’M FOUR.” And if he really likes you, he adds, “I HAD A THOMAS BIRTHDAY PARTY.” He just puts it out there. He knows who he is and he owns it. I have a hard time with that. I grapple with my identity, […]Read More 31 days of living free: identity