A Woman’s Worth: More than What’s in the Mirror

I’m going to tell you a secret. Something I don’t share with too many people. Which is silly because it is impossible to hide. It is, by far, the biggest thing that keeps me from feeling worthy. Worthy of my calling, or my blessings, or my husband’s love. I’m fat. Those are hard words to […]

Read More

A Woman’s Worth: More than My Messes

I grew up believing I was valuable to God if I was good. Which was great until I started making a bunch of MESSES. You see I was a rule follower, until I wasn’t. And then the whole foundation of my faith pretty much crumbled right before my eyes. Never Good Enough Yes, God wants […]

Read More

A Woman’s Worth: More than My Mothering

For those of us in the stay-at-home-mom camp, there is a tendency to derive our worth from our mothering skills. We seek value and validation in how well we raise the children God has entrusted to us. We have even calculated a salary exceeding $100,000 based on a 94 hour work week for ourselves. Then, […]

Read More

A Woman’s Worth

Have you ever felt unworthy, less than, or undesirable? I cannot be the only woman who struggles with my worth. Who is with me? As much as I enjoyed the weeks we spent discussing our dreams together, from the beginning I felt compelled to caution about one thing. We touched on it a couple of times, […]

Read More

Dare to Dream Again

My Messy Desk wasn’t my first big dream. I once dreamed of a lifetime of service to my country in the Army. My naive little girl heart imagined wearing General’s stars and commanding troops. I also dreamed of operating a bed and breakfast on a buffalo ranch. There wasn’t anything wrong with these dreams. They […]

Read More

Living the Dream

I hope these words encourage you today, because when this realization washed over me, I was ecstatic. And just maybe together we can reframe the phrase “Living the Dream” with some more positive associations than the boredom and dissatisfaction those in the military have often used it to convey.  It seems this dream journey I’m on […]

Read More