Saturday, November 21, 2015


This time of year should include saying "no" to all of the things that make you feel like you are not good enough, not loved enough, or not important enough.

It's time to say "yes" to all of the things that make your eyes prickle with tears, that make your load a little lighter, and make it easier for you to rest easy.  It's time to listen to what makes your heart beat with anticipation, and it's time to breathe deeply into the quiet things that cross your path each day.

It's time to invite the hush and wonder of the season into your homes, and it's time to close the door on past regrets and mistakes that still haunt the darkest corners of our hearts.  It's time to bring the many burdens we carry into this season of promise and set them down at the manger.  It's time to give thanks and remember that while we are not worthy to receive such great gifts, we can wear the faces of people who have been Loved deeply and Forgiven greatly.

Monday, November 16, 2015

Say "No" to the Crazy Train.

Say "no" to the Crazy Train and the things on board that give you the involuntary shudder.

Say "yes" to the peaceful people, sweet moments, and life-giving things in your world.  

Do something nice today for someone else without expecting anything in return. 
Give what you have, and then give a little more. 
Take more deep breaths and be the bigger person. 

And give yourself (and others) a little more grace when necessary.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

No-vember: Stickers & Prizes

Say "no" to the feelings of having to be everything to all the people around you.  

Refuse to get caught up in the hype and the pressure to be the bright and shining star in all situations.  Do not let the greener pastures and the successes of others make you feel anything less than who you are in this moment.

Because Lily has already captured "Most Fab" for life. 
Say "yes" to guarding your emotions, mind, and your heart before the seeds of doubt are planted and watered.  Say "yes" to keeping yourself on your side of the fence.  Embrace the smallness of where you are today, knowing you are in this particular season of your life for a reason.

And rejoice in the fact that you are handling your business like an adult who no longer requires a gift or a sticker or a prize for doing a great job.  


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