Monday, September 30, 2013

31 days to share stories

there is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside of you.
{maya angelou}

i devour books.
i love a good movie.
stories captivate me.

how about you?
what are your favorite stories?

i may obsess over the adventures of tris and four 
and i may be drawn into the tale of a dragon named toothless,
but my favorite stories are the real life ones.  
the ones that i hear over coffee or while pushing kids on swings or when flying across the country.  

your stories inspire me.

and that, my friends, will be my focus during our 31 days together this year.  #31days #wwsharestories

Sunday, September 29, 2013

what i learned in september

next week my 31 days begins...that's a lot of writing.

so let's keep this post short and sweet, shall we?  

Friday, September 27, 2013

the little things

wishing you a weekend full of little things...
and the time you need to really gaze at them and hold them in your hands and feel the simultaneous weight and lightness that they bring to your soul.

{and don't forget that next week we'll begin this year's 31 days.  come back monday to find out what my 31 days will be about this year!  i think you're gonna like it.}

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

when you are tired of waiting and asking 'why?'

one look can say a thousand words.

i hope i never forget the look on marc's face the day he married kasey.
last friday i boarded a plane bound for dallas.  i was on my way to witness the answer to a prayer i've been praying for years.  a prayer not for myself, but for a precious friend.

sometimes our lives don't turn out exactly the way they looked when we closed our eyes and dreamt of them.  for my friend kasey the years kept ticking away and her friends kept walking the aisle and still she found herself without a husband.

have you ever really wanted something?

Monday, September 16, 2013

when you feel left out

did you know that i have a mountain named after me?'s really more of a hill 
and i'm the one who named it but's kind of a big deal.
last night lucy was already bathed and ready for bed.  she had walked outside for a minute to see what the boys were doing and walked back in with tears.  apparently she had been excluded from something really special {or so she said}.  she felt left out.

Friday, September 13, 2013

far more {linda's story}

so i got this text from my friend linda last week...
i shared some of linda's story with you last year.  it was one of my most popular posts ever.  if you go take a look i think you'll see why.

linda's dream of being a mommy has been sitting on the shelf of her heart for years.  

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

stop cleaning your house!

i swept the floor 15 minutes prior to this picture being taken...
and then they ate dinner and i wondered - why on earth did i sweep the floor right before dinner?

anybody with me?

people often ask me how i do everything that i do.  i laugh.
the people who ask that question don't know me very well and have never been to my house {or in my car}.  if they had, they would know the answer.

if you really want to know how i accomplish so many things in a day here's my answer...

Friday, September 6, 2013

how to get your fight back

earlier this week i wrote a raw unedited post that i wasn't sure i should publish.

i'm glad i did.

judging from the amount of texts, emails, and comments i received...that post resonated with many of you.  that tells me something...two things actually.

#1 - we are not alone in our struggles {thank you, jesus}.

and #2 - you all probably need encouragement and inspiration as much as i do.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

the late-night post i probably shouldn't publish

It's nearly 11pm and I am exhausted.  I should be in bed but I have this problem...  
there are days when my body can barely make it up the stairs but my mind keeps barreling forward and I can't find the brakes.

Do you ever have days like those?