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Sunday Share

Happy Sunday, dear friends!

I hope you are having a wonderful weekend and are ready for the week ahead! I found everything in this week’s Sunday Share on Facebook and used the “Save for later” feature to read when I was ready. I’m LOVING this new (at least to me) feature! This week we are talking about worship music, cyber-security, parenting, stroller hacks and an awesome craft project. I’m also sharing what I’m most thankful for this week. (Hint: this post’s picture says it all)

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Success and the desires of our heart

Success is a funny thing, isn’t it?

Everyone defines success differently, yet it’s something that we’ve all been told to strive for. As children, we are told we can do anything we want to do – that we can be anyone we want to be.

Anything is such a powerful word, isn’t it? Freeing, and yet, immobilizing. When the options are endless, the vast array of “anything” stretches out before us as an overwhelming sea of ideas.

When making the decision about what we want to do, I’ve found that many of us begin with what we do well and then use that as a jumping off point for our professional lives. We set our sights on a career path that builds on what we are comfortable doing and not necessarily what we are most interested in, excited about or feel called to do.

With all options on the table, we take the path of least resistance.

What’s that about? I mean, really?

If we can do anything we want to do, why are we not doing what we are most excited about? Why are we not building our careers around the things that make our hearts sing?

I think it’s because sometimes we get so caught up in finding success through our careers that we forget about figuring out who we want to be.

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What Full House can teach us about friendship

As I was making dinner last night, I heard Husband watching the trailer for Fuller House and was instantly transported back to the Friday nights of my formative years.

My best friend and I would often watch together, hanging out in her game room with her little sister.  We loved the show and how the girls somehow dealt with many of the same issues we did. I instantly teared up, thinking of all the slumber parties, movie marathons and thousands of secrets whispered between friends.

Husband walked in, saw I was lost in a haze of nostalgia and asked if a TV show from the 90s really had me all misty eyed. I choked out, “Val had a little sister and I was the friend that dropped by all the time.” Husband’s response? “You were Kimmy Gibbler?”

I laughed and said sure, thinking I had done a bad job explaining myself. After all, I was trying to explain that the show meant a lot to me and that there were strong parallels with my life at the time. After all, who would want to be Kimmy Gibbler?

But maybe being Kimmy Gibbler wasn’t such a bad thing. Maybe it was a great thing. 

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Sunday Share

Happy Sunday, dear friends!

I hope you have had a wonderful weekend and are ready for the week ahead! This week’s Sunday Share is all about things that brought me joy this week.

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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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