Saturday, January 25, 2014

Life and All that goes with it

I have not blogged for 15 days.


In the life of a blogger that is a very long time. Frankly, I thought it had been at least a month.

Life has overwhelmed.

But, it hasn't stopped moving and that is a very good thing.

Yesterday I had an event happen that made me feel as if I should get loser tattooed across my forehead.

Please tell me you've felt that way before-there is comfort in knowing you're not alone?!!?

Because, if you're at all like me, you might wonder if everyone has it together but you?

Sometimes in the middle of feeling all the feelings, and let's face it I'm a girl so I do have


I have just longed for a safe place to hide.

I've known this before, but was just reminded again last week

and now this is becoming my prayer at least for the next few months, and I thought maybe someone else would like to pray it along with me.

One thing I ask from the Lord,
    this only do I seek:
that I may dwell in the house of the Lord
    all the days of my life,
to gaze on the beauty of the Lord
    and to seek him in his temple.
for in the day of trouble he will keep me safe in his dwelling;
he will hide me in the shelter of his sacred tent
    and set me high upon a rock. Psalm 27:4-5 (NIV)

In the middle of all the madness swirling around us, He has already promised to be our
safe place.

What a promise that is to cling to in the dark.

Such a gift to know that in this Quest of Life, there is always a safe place on high ground with the King himself standing guard.


Friday, January 10, 2014

Who Are You?

I received a inquiry about  coming to speak at a church.

I was excited as this was a larger church not in my direct community and not where I had any contacts.
In other words, they had heard about me and thought I might fit their needs for a speaker.

Exciting stuff for this dreamer.

The first question they wanted to know was this:

"Are you like Beth Moore or are you like Anita Renfro?".

At first I tried to come up with an answer that would fit.

What did they want to hear. . .who did they want showing up for this event?

But, I couldn't figure out the right answer -
and you know why?

Because I'm just me.

Uniquely me.

Quirky, funny, extroverted, introverted, thinker and lover of lip gloss and fashion.

Middle Aged Midwest Girl.

Wife. Mom. Only child.

Baggage carrier.

Secret Keeper.


Lover of Jesus, who loves to tell the stories of how I see Him at work in the ordinary moments of my days.

So, in the end I told them I wasn't like either of those ladies.

I didn't get the booking.

And you know what? That's ok, because we would have both been disappointed.

After all who wants a cheap knock off?

What about you-

 Who are you?

Mold filler or mold breaker?

For 2014 what would happen if we all just decided to stop trying to be someone else and instead

were just the person God created. . .

What if our social media reflected who we really were and not who we're pretending to be. . .

What kind of freedom would that bring?

Life is easier with friends, so let's do it together.

Be authentically who we really are, instead of who we think others  might want us to be-
even if that costs us the gig.

So who are you?