As I write this, I’m in the middle of a year full of heart-thumping disappointments—the kind where you shake your head and say, What just happened?
What would I share with these women that I now understand from the vantage point on this side of prom…and college…and pushing through insecurities…and… and…and…? A few things.
She stood on the other side of the counter and smiled at me from over the top of her red-framed spectacles, which rested calmly—Aneata style—on the end of her nose. I was doomed from the start.
I’ve had enough of my hard edges. I’m tired of straining my voice. I’d like to loosen up and laugh a little more, be positive rather than negative.
On my best days, our life is heavy duty, but during my low days, I Google search: “fake my own death and disappear,” which Brandon might dub melodramatic, but he is just a dude with a stable mind and can’t be trusted.
Would you like to be happier? Jennifer Dukes Lee shares a simple technique anyone can do that will help you set aside your inner Eeyore and get on track to a happier you.
“Honey?” I called to Dave, “I think we have a problem.”…Our cell phones were on the couch in the living room. None of our family or friends knew where we were. We could hardly believe it was happening.
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.
Who would we be if we were fully flourishing? Who would we be if we let go? Who would we be if we let the dead things die so that new life—true life—could be reborn?
Will you dare to be happy? In her new book, The Happiness Dare, Jennifer tells us, “God cares about your happiness. And He’s daring you to trust Him enough to discover it.” Will you take that dare?
How wonderfully freeing it is to have that moment when you realize that you are beautiful.
“That July began the invitation to a new way of living, and each subsequent July has been a reset, a recalibration, a deeper invitation.”
It's launch week for BELONG Team speaker and friend, Shauna Niequist and her brand new book, Present Over Perfect. Last week, Shauna celebrated with an online launch party where she shared the story behind the book, the music that helped her write it, and what she hopes her readers take away from it. Hear from Shauna (and a few of her friends) about what it means to be present over perfect:
“Those are the things we think about with a smile before we go to sleep at night. She laughed with me, I’ll think, and I hold friendships with ones who laugh and cry with me very close to my heart.”
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all women are created by a God who loves them, and are endowed with certain unalienable rights…
To say I was shaking would be an understatement. I wanted to back out. I tried to back out. But I had this entire cheering section telling me I could do it.
Where do you find peace? When life gets busy, and your mind and spirit are restless...how do you power down? Sharon Irving shares a beautiful poetic reflection on where and how she finds her way...
Barbie's back with a new look and style. But will it make a difference? Barbara L. Roose looks at what this could mean for the iconic doll and little girls' ideas of beauty.
When this popular decorating blogger talks about change, you may think she’s referring to décor . . . but these principles apply to so many areas of life beyond furniture arrangements and wall art. Change creates a new beginning. Yesterday may have been about tears, dissatisfaction, and letting go, but today is different. Change of any kind gives birth to a new beginning. Embrace the possibility with gusto. Change shifts things. This adventure sets you on a new path and gives you a fresh vantage point. Today you are blessed with the chance to look at your life and home [...]
Have you checked Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, etc. today? What if all that public sharing is actually causing us to lose touch with who we really are?