Diffusing Thieves

Diffusing Thieves

A dysfunctional thyroid is a bear. A bear. The fatigue, the brain fog, the body aches, the sleeplessness. The depression. Let's not even talk about metabolism. All despite normal-ish test results. In the search for adequate treatment, I've grown accustomed to feeling lousy. Waiting for a new dosage--when I can get a dosage … [Read more...]

Can I Really Dream?

Dream. What does the word evoke in you? Does your pulse quicken at the thought of future possibilities? Do you have a bucket list? Or do you tend to brush the word away, asking, "Who has time for that? There's work to be done!" Is dreaming frivolous? Or is it necessary? I'll tell you what I used to think...and what I think now. Will you join … [Read more...]

What I’ve Been Reading Lately

What I’ve Been Reading Lately

I chose more reading than writing this summer. I completely ignored all sound advice, both about writing every day to stay fresh and to read a genre opposite that which I write. However. I'm wrapping up the summer feeling uplifted, inspired, informed and challenged. To me, that's more important than following all the "rules." So, here's … [Read more...]

Different Kinds of Dreams

  Dreams come in all shapes and sizes. Some are concrete and easily measurable: Hitting your goal weight or running a marathon. Flipping a house. Starting a business. Finishing college. Having another baby. Writing a book. Other dreams are not so tangible. They involve interior or relational work. It's a sense of … [Read more...]

Moments of Spiritual Whitespace

This post is part of the  “Finding Spiritual Whitespace Blog Tour” which I am a part of, along with a group of soulful, journeying kindreds. To learn more and join us, CLICK HERE!   Today, we are sharing a moment of spiritual whitespace. *** ***I'm finding that living a life of spiritual whitespace is a process of continual … [Read more...]

Here’s Something Fun {U-NEEKS from DaySpring}

Here’s Something Fun {U-NEEKS from DaySpring}

"Did it come yet? Did it come yet?!" The question came from my kids each day since we hit "place order" on the DaySpring website. "If it comes while I'm at school, bring it to pick-up!" Clare begged. So I did... "Red monster gonna get you!" Anthony threatened, smiling his three year-old smile, waving Wally in front of me. The … [Read more...]

Finding Spiritual Whitespace {A Review}

This post is part of the  “Finding Spiritual Whitespace Blog Tour” which I am a part of, along with a group of soulful, journeying kindreds. To learn more and join us, CLICK HERE!   The memory floated into my consciousness unexpectedly. It was my final year of college, and I was finishing my Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. I stood beside my … [Read more...]

On Growth

Growth. We know we need it. Sometimes we want it, and sometimes we don't. Either way, the growth process can be unpredictable: periods that are easy, seasons of hard, and the occasional curve ball experience that leaves you scratching your head. I'm writing about growth today at God-sized Dreams. Will you join me there? Click here to read … [Read more...]

A Letter to My Preteen Self

A Letter to My Preteen Self

This post is part of the  “Finding Spiritual Whitespace Blog Tour” which I am a part of, along with a group of soulful, journeying kindreds. To learn more and join us, CLICK HERE!   Today, we are writing letters to our younger selves. Dear Mandy, It's okay to fail. It's okay to be unsure. It's okay to ask questions and … [Read more...]

Finding Spiritual Whitespace Releases Today

Finding Spiritual Whitespace Releases Today

It officially debuts today. This. Book. In the coming weeks, I will be writing more about the journey that this book is, and I will post an official review. But, for now, I simply want to share some thought-provoking quotes from Finding Spiritual Whitespace.         And here is Bonnie Gray in her … [Read more...]