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?
“I think I learned more about myself in an hour than in the last ten years. I never really thought about how powerful it could be to have a conversation with a professional who could see you as you are without that being a reflection on them.”
Today we’re taking a peek inside Jen Hatmaker’s workspace, which she created a couple of years ago out of “this extremely nasty outbuilding off the patio…”
As soon as I tasted one of these luscious bites of goodness, I knew I needed the recipe to share with you. Janice was happy to share…
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.
These tips work for panicked Hollywood stars with stage fright; they might just work for you, too!
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.”
It’s no secret that several of our speakers (and some of our staff, for that matter) love to cook. And just about all of us love to eat. A while back, BELONG speaker Shauna Niequist posted a recipe . . .
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…
July 1st marked the 24th anniversary of the release of the movie A League of their Own—can you believe that opened all the way back in 1992? The BELONG Tour’s resident softball aficionado looks back on that now-classic summer film, softball, and lessons she learned from them. I remember sitting in my dorm room one weekend in college, bawling my eyes out, as I watched A League of Their Own eight times. (You guys . . . 8 TIMES.) I love this story (obviously) and connect so much to this group of women who risked a lot to live their dreams. I hung up [...]
These small wins can help build confidence without being too overwhelming, and just one or two small projects a week can add up to a big change over time.
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.
Among talks about things like a stethoscope that listens to brains (you can tell by the rhythm if a brain is healthy or having a seizure), how tone-deaf people experience music, and more, a few things stood out…
Sometimes we have to push ourselves to do hard things. Sometimes those hard things bring us the best things. Jen Hatmaker shares her own experience with early mornings and it's unexpected surprises. She tricked me by way of my big heart. That is the first thing you need to know. Oh sure, I guess some of the other girls were there for “fitness” or “health” or “strength training” or whatever the heck gets them out of bed in the morning. This was in their lane, in line with their goals and values. It was an easy yes, I can only [...]
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.
Is your closet filled with clothing that always fits you perfectly and that you always love to wear? Oh, so your closet is just like ours, then. The good news is you now have an excuse to throw a clothing swap party!
She went to Paris and found love, but this romance is all about delicious little treats called macarons. Event Manager by day, pastry chef by night, Amy Vardeman is making her dream come true.