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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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When Dreams are Daunting

I’m woman enough to admit my dream is daunting. Some say if your dreams don’t scare you, they’re too small. So, I guess I’m on the right track. I’m scared that I won’t achieve my dreams. Terrified I’ll fall flat on my face. Petrified I will misrepresent the Bible unintentionally. Faint-hearted I might lead someone astray. […]

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Dreaming Isn’t All Dandelions and Daffodils

Dreams can be difficult. They aren’t all sunshine and rainbows, or to keep my alliteration going, dandelions and daffodils. As much as we’ve talked about chasing our dreams, I really hope I haven’t painted a romanticized picture of what that looks like. I don’t want you to get the wrong idea. Often we look longingly […]

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