Saturday, September 5, 2015


One of the most difficult things I’ve ever tried to do is to take an honest look at myself and acknowledge who I really am.  That has meant seeing the bad along with the good.  I love myself - and I like myself too, don’t get me wrong.  But I came to realize that part of really loving yourself is seeing your flaws and working on improving the things you can…

It’s an ongoing process, and it is the toughest part of being a grown-up, I think, because our natural instinct is to deny or hide from our own responsibility in our behavior and its ensuing repercussions.  

And it is extremely difficult but critical to look at ourselves and own our own crap, WITHOUT taking the tack of beating ourselves up and falling into a pit of guilt, despair and hopelessness so that we sink into defeat.  

I always heard my parents and other ‘grown-ups’ say they never knew life would be so challenging and that we should enjoy our youth because being a grown up sucked (not in those exact words but you know what I mean…) 

I never really understood it till this time of my life when I started on this journey to commit to living the best life I can by being the best I can be.  You would think that sounds like a journey to see butterflies and zebras along a pathway filled with daisies and sunflowers - like a fun, positive, healthy thing.  

And it is - but to get to the destination, you have to go through the twists and turns, the hills and gullies, the highs and lows of dealing with yourself exactly where you are - the good, the bad and the ugly.  

That’s the part you don’t expect - and yet it is the only way to get to the destination.

Some parts of this journey are deeply personal.  Some are intensely painful, to be honest, while others
are completely exhilarating.   Most importantly though, I think it’s important to share the things we can, because each one of us needs to go through this journey at some point - and while we can’t share everything with each other, we can certainly remind each other that we are not alone in this and encourage each other to not give up and to keep fighting forward - because each of us deserves to live our best life.

So embrace the glorious mess that you are - I certainly do!  But we can't settle for being less than all we can be - because we were created to be incredible! 

"For we are the product of His hand, heaven’s poetry etched on lives, created in the Anointed, Jesus, to accomplish the good works God arranged long ago."   Ephesians 2:10 VOICE

Monday, July 7, 2014

All The Feeble Grains of Sand...

"Do you not fear and reverence Me? says the Lord. Do you not tremble before Me? placed the sand for the boundary of the sea, a perpetual barrier beyond which it cannot pass and by an everlasting ordinance beyond which it cannot go? And though the waves of the sea toss and shake themselves, yet they cannot prevail [against the feeble grains of sand which God has ordained by nature to be sufficient for His purpose]; though [the billows] roar, yet they cannot pass over that [barrier].  [Is not such a God to be reverently feared and worshipped?]" 
Jeremiah 5:22 AMP

I don't know about you….  But whatever storm being faced today or any day, this reminds me that nothing can prevail against the will of God… 

"I’m convinced that nothing can separate us from God’s love in Christ Jesus our Lord: not death or life, not angels or rulers, not present things or future things, not powers or height or depth, or any other thing that is created." Romans 8: 38-39 CEB

So calm down…  He's got this!!!

Saturday, July 5, 2014

The Right Start

Do you eat breakfast?  Breakfast, as they say, is one of, if not THE most important meal of the day!  If healthy living and clean eating are your mission, try breaking your fast with a meal that contains a healthy protein, healthy carbs and veggies and healthy fats…

I'm sharing my breakfast this morning - this delicious bowl of yumminess has brown rice, 2 crushed hard boiled eggs, green beans, a little feta and avocado, topped with chia seeds and black pepper.  Oh I added a little Spur Tree Spices Scotch Bonnet Pepper Sauce to it too ;-)

Can you say yummy in my tummy???  

"Or don’t you know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you? Don’t you know that you have the Holy Spirit from God, and you don’t belong to yourselves? You have been bought and paid for, so honor God with your body." 1 Corinthians 6: 19-20 CEB

Friday, July 4, 2014

The Rubik's Cube

Ever had one of those days when life feels like a Rubik's Cube?  (Remember those?)  I mean a day when no matter how you twist it and turn it, life is an unsolvable puzzle!  Nothing you do makes the pieces fit together the way they're supposed to.
I had one of those days yesterday.  No matter what I did, nothing was working out the way I hoped and wanted it to.   I ended up with a monster-sized headache and crawled into bed, feeling defeated.  I was having a rubik's cube meltdown moment.
When I woke up this morning, in the still, dark, soft quiet of my room, my first thought was, "Uggghhhh!!!  Head and heart still hurting and I am going to stay under these covers and pretend it's still night time!"

But God…  (those famous words, right?)  
But God had other plans.  As I lay there, He spoke to me.  He is the One who gave me the image of the Rubik's Cube.  And he said, "Just give it to me…  I will solve the puzzle.  I will put all the pieces together the way they really are supposed to fit.  Let go and give it to me…"

So I did…  I gave it to Him, who is able to 'fix' things as only He can.   In my hands that rubik's cube  is a twisty, turny crazy box of squares that want to go in all kinds of crazy directions, and never the right one.  

In His hands, the rubik's cube of my life fits and works just right.  And so I wait expectantly, because He is always faithful to His promises.  
His love never fails!

Ephesians 3:20 CEB

Glory to God, who is able to do far beyond all that we could ask or imagine by his power at work within us;