“I’ve always known I was different. It wasn’t something I chose or an identity I one day decided to wear. Being different is woven into the very fabric of who I am.” Nathan Clarkson
We all have one thing in common: We need rest. . . . But here’s the thing: we’re settling for getting the rest we’re able to get, but not the rest we actually need.
The story of how one mother’s influence led to a last-minute change of heart by her son . . . and a dramatic difference in the lives of American women that continues to this day.
I believe these guidelines apply to any family in crisis and those who love them…Set up your rings, explain the out-but-not-in Crazy Policy, and remember that God loves you and is for you.
“Here I had longed for, intensely craved a few minutes to myself and now that I had it, I didn’t know what to do with it. What felt like a gift had suddenly become an overwhelming burden…”
What if we took a different view of gift-giving and instead of adding more stuff to our already overcrowded homes, we inspired our loved ones to agree to . . .
My gift-receiving memories are pretty sparse. Which got me thinking…what type of gifts can we give to our children that they will never forget? What gifts will truly impact their lives and change them forever?
Does the daily-ness of life ever get you down? In this post from our friends at MOPS, Mandy encourages us to see the hope in the mundane and challenges us to “reclaim the everyday.”
BELONG Tour speaker Shauna Niequist hopped in the carpool line with vlogger Kay and her friend Brenda for a conversation about relationships, her new book, BELONG, and more.
Wonder is wide-eyed. It is primal and unexpected. Wonder washes away any trace of stagnancy or hesitancy, any desire to numb the day away. It is a nod to the fact that life is wilder, weirder and more profound than we are comfortable with, and that is thrilling.
If you long to feel alive, to regain a sense of wonder, to hope a little freer and to be a powerful force of kindness in the world, then MOPS International would love for you to join them in becoming Starry Eyed.
They may not make your to do list any shorter, but they will help you get it done more efficiently, and sometimes that’s just as good.
We love holidays around here. There’s usually so much light-heartedness and goodness and almost always – a reason for food. But this week with the coming holiday, conversations and feels were different. Our team stood around in a circle trying to figure out how we’d celebrate Father’s Day on the blog and show love to the men who have helped shape our lives. We talked. And talked some more. Chats around the office were good; many of them heartwarming with sweet tales of stand-up dads and heroes and first loves. But others were… complicated. And please know this: we wouldn’t [...]
On Dee’s first date with Johnnie, a fourth-generation funeral director, she knew she was in for a unique relationship when he had to leave “for just a minute”—and he came back to the car with a corpse.
You’ve probably noticed this already, but relationships are a thing for us. We love them, believe in investing in and nurturing them, and know that few things enrich our lives like experiencing full, deeply soulful connections. Today, we’re encouraging you to take a few moments to reflect a bit. Think about a relationship in your life that matters to you. Who is that person? Why does their presence in your life matter? What qualities about this person shine? How is your life better because they’re in it? Now, take a few moments and share their beauty with them. It doesn’t [...]
Alexandra went on a nine-month experiment to try and rekindle her love of her ordinary "actual" life. As this excerpt from her brand-new book shows, these things are sometimes easier planned than done.