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Finding Joy

Motherhood: A Grace Period

Do you ever feel, as I often do, that the cosmos have a sense of humor?  That the very things we are weak in, those are the things we somehow get an extra dose of to muddle our way through? Without going into too…

May 23, 2017

Self Worth: How To Find Yourself Today

The other night I went to a dinner party at a new friend’s house. The food was delicious, the table was set to perfection, and despite being new in town I felt surrounded by friendly chatter. Very quickly I forgot my loneliness and longing…

February 28, 2017

4 Ways to Avoid Comparison & Embrace Who You Are

How many times a day do you catch yourself wishing you could do more, be more, have more, or look differently? At times I feel like there’s a scale on the world, weighing people as more or less attractive, more or less accomplished, or…

October 22, 2016

5 Ways to Create a More Joy-Filled Life

My little 2-year-old Tillie Rose is a born entertainer. Lately I can’t help but shake my head at the things she’s coming up with. Like the other day, my three girls had all just woken up from their naps, and so I brought them…

October 27, 2014

5 Ways to Use Faith When Working Through a Break-Up

This week I received a letter from a dear friend who’s been going through a really tough year. With her permission I wanted to share some of her letter here: “A few months ago I lost my job, and as you know, that job…

October 20, 2014

Women, Do We Realize Who We Are?

“You carry a circle of influence with you wherever you go. It is felt by the people around you, from your family to the contacts in your cell phone and…your friends on social media.” If our influence on the world is so huge, what…

September 29, 2014

The Best Way to Cheer Up

I have a tendency to be so focused on improvement that I sometimes miss the beauty of where I am. I can be so busy trying to be ye therefore perfect that sometimes I need to take a good dose of the be of good cheer in John…

March 16, 2014

10 Guaranteed Ways to Feel Love This Valentines Day

  As I thought of Valentine’s Day, I kind of felt bad for the poor guy. What a big job it is to bring love to all of us in different stages of life, some single, some married, some working, some at home, some…

February 14, 2014

Lower Your Bar

In writing this post I run the risk of being a total heretic. In the world of faith, the advice I’m about to give could really come across the wrong way, and to be honest, at some point I’ll probably write a post exactly…

October 23, 2013