how we really live.

gracefortoday2It’s 9:30 on a Wednesday morning and I’ve already had to press the Start Over button at least once. I got up early. I was going to exercise. And then I didn’t. And then I wished I had. And then my husband stayed home and let me go next door to the gym at the children’s home where I ran intervals on a treadmill. Hard. Not fun. Intervals, I have a strong and abiding dislike for you.

Regularly, I get this itch to rearrange everything. And then I stall out. We’ve been living like this for at least a month. If you squint really hard, you can see our old television on the dining room table. Also? A box of Cheerios.

Life goes on. Things are messy and unfinished for most people most of the time. Sometimes our expectations overwhelm us and we start to believe that the laundry pile or the missed workout or the failed goal is some sort of commentary on who we are and how we’re doing.

But. Our strength is in HIS name.


I have some really exciting news to share with you today! This year, I’ll be heading to the Influence Conference to be a community leader and lead a workshop. There will be so many more details. I hope you’ll pray about meeting me there?

6 thoughts on “how we really live.

  1. This is EXACTLY where I am today, too. The list of things that need my attention have completely overwhelmed me. Piles toppling off surfaces, smelly tupperware, you name it. My husband tried to encourage me, even came home early, and still, to a task-oriented kind of person, failure feels bad. Never mind that I have some really good excuses…I appreciate your reminder to cling to the cross. We can rest there. if only I would remember to rest.

    Thanks for keeping it real. :)

  2. We are living in the midst of a home renovation and there is no light at the end of the tunnel. But there is HIS light always. Your home is beautiful even with the tv and the cheerios. Thanks for sharing friend.9

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