Day 31: The Secret to NOT Trying to Have It All {Part 2}

Day 31: The Secret to NOT Trying to Have It All {Part 2}

I’m coming to the end of these 31 days lighter. I knew going into this month the Lord was going to speak to me as much or more than anyone else reading this about letting go of having it all. And He did. My list of topics to cover during the month came to me...
Day 30: The Secret to NOT Trying to Have It All {Part 1}

Day 30: The Secret to NOT Trying to Have It All {Part 1}

There are two key secrets to keep in mind if we want to stop trying to “have it all.” After going through many things we don’t HAVE to do or have this month, these two secrets are actually quite simple, but must be brought to our minds often in order...
Day 29: I Don’t HAVE to… Have the Next Best Thing

Day 29: I Don’t HAVE to… Have the Next Best Thing

My children are a marketer’s dream. They see a commercial for something that is “NEW” or “IMPROVED” or “BETTER THAN EVER” and they want it RIGHT. NOW. Obviously that pair of Stompeez would make their life SO much better,...
Day 28: I Don’t HAVE to… Fit In

Day 28: I Don’t HAVE to… Fit In

I thought this fitting in thing was something I would only worry about in school… Turns out I was wrong. And instead of having less worries about fitting in as I’ve gotten older, involvement in lots of communities has actually created more places I want to...
Day 27: I Don’t HAVE to… Live a Balanced Life

Day 27: I Don’t HAVE to… Live a Balanced Life

My sweet friend and mentor, Teri Lynne, calls it lopsided living. I love that term. It really isn’t about balance. It’s about determining what is important in the here and now and doing that well. You don’t HAVE to live a balanced life, friend.┬áIf...
Day 26: I Don’t HAVE to… Earn My Salvation

Day 26: I Don’t HAVE to… Earn My Salvation

My dear one, If there is anything currently in your schedule solely because you think it will make Jesus love you more or get you into heaven, please drop it now. Yes, God calls us to do things, and when He does, we must respond in obedience out of our love for Him....