Jealousy is brutiful.

Brutiful: A mix between the word brutal and the word beautiful. While it was originally used in Death Metal this word has found its way into spiritual conversations. It’s become a way of describing the messiness of life. Because no matter how brutal life is, what a beautiful gift it is to have. Brutiful. So,…

Jedi Fighting and the art of living

We have a bit of a Star Wars obsession in this house. I know it doesn’t look like it, but that is my oldest playing Jedi fighting with Tater Tot. The stuffed dragon is his light saber. He just keeps saying, “Tater is a natural Jedi. He’s blocking all my shots!”    Ahh kids. Imagination,…

Stop the Labels

I took one of those ridiculous Facebook quizzes the other day (I reluctantly admit to being a junkie) about whether you are a right-brained or left-brained person. I was confident in how it would turn out. Clearly I am right-brained. You know, creative, intuitive, whimsical. Imagine my utmost surprise when the results turned out… 50%…

Surrender in the midst of responsibility

As I mentioned in my last post, I have been practicing surrendering. Not an easy feat with an ego as strong as mine. At almost every step I am met with, “nope. Not going to do that.” “Nope. We are going to do it my way.” “Nope. Don’t you realize how irresponsible that is?” “Nope.…

Coasting

When we were making the trip between Nana and Grandpa’s house and ours way back when, Dad would often coast. He would go as fast as he dared through the back roads accelerating up hills so that he could put the car in neutral and coast down the other side. We thought it was the…

Be Bold. Be Brave

It’s true what you have heard. The kingdom of God lives inside of you. What does that mean? It means that you already have and are all that you will ever need. It means that you are a gift to this world. It means that keeping your heart open and following where it will lead,…

Stay strong or move on?

How do you know? How do you know when it is time to stay where you are at – miserable and ready for change – or move on? I have always chosen to move on. Sure, I would stay for awhile in that miserable state, but eventually I would leave “knowing” it was the right…