Tag: holding space

Kindness and thanks

Sometimes it’s the littlest things that mean the most.

Over the past few months, simple moments of kindness have gotten my family through a lot of muck and mire. I’ve started and stopped writing this post 10 times now (WordPress keeps count) and I’m still not sure I have the right words to express my gratitude.

Let me begin by telling you a little about the amazing ways people loved us with their actions.
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Everything may not be okay

I was talking with a friend recently who is in a season of great change. Things in her life aren’t going quite the way she planned and she’s beginning to feel overwhelmed and anxious.

My friend’s situation is uniquely hers, but it is one that I think we all can relate to.

I can’t think of anyone who is living the life they dreamed of, with every little thing falling perfectly into place exactly the way they imagined. I can, however, think of lots of people who are living the life they never knew they could dream of.

I’m one of them. I bet you are too.

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Nourish: 6 weeks in

The first six weeks of 2016 have flown by. We’ve had a few unusual stressors come our way, but with those came unexpected opportunities. I had great plans for how I would be nourishing my faith, family, community and health this year, but God had other plans.

To be honest, there are a million better ways to increase your prayer life, strengthen your reliance on others, hold your family a little tighter and get healthier than a motorcycle accident, but we play the hand we are dealt.

Let’s talk about my one word resolution and explore those four areas God placed on my heart, shall we?

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Holding space

Some years it seems like there is a wedding to attend nearly every month, other years are full of baby showers or graduations. This year, more than anything, our family and friends dealt with grief.

As 2015 came to a close, the losses came one after another. Some dear friends and family lost loved ones after long illnesses, others were blindsided by the death of their family member. Grief settled in among us.

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