Let’s talk about the pain of discipline. It isn’t easy to build a business big enough to give you financial and time freedom for the rest of your life — and it shouldn’t be easy. Few things that are worthwhile come easily. Continue reading
I get asked all the time how to balance “everything,” and I usually say, “Don’t try. Decide what you can give up for this season.” Continue reading
Although my team has helped me claim the rank of Diamond seven months in a row and counting, it still seems new and surreal. Continue reading
For about the past week and a half, we have been decluttering and purging to the extreme. I so badly want to reflect on how good this has been for my soul, how the process can be simultaneously liberating and joyful although overwhelming and painful, too. I haven’t much time, however, as I’m on a schedule and have a purging deadline. Continue reading
Just when you think I may never blog again, I post something almost completely unrelated to anything else on my blog. I have high aspirations to blog more frequently, and we have adventures on the horizon that will provide some once-in-a-lifetime writing material. However, for today, I just want to share some thoughts on being a woman. Continue reading
I and about 27 friends decided to launch our own “experimental mutiny against excess,” doing each of Jen Hatmaker’s 7 fasts for 7 days (instead of a month as she did). Each week I’ll post my thoughts from the previous week, Jen-style, not because I’m trying to be like her but because I’m trying to be like Jesus and her books encourage me to that in new ways. Continue reading
If I were a real and devoted blogger, I could probably expect some backlash from this post. As I am just a sometimes blogger with a small following of people, 90% of whom won’t read this, I’m not too concerned about that. I also think that even if I had a big-time, popular blog, I would still need to say this, but I might word it more carefully.
I really can’t stand the term “retail therapy.”
There. I said it. Continue reading
A long time ago, I started working on my list of 1,000 things for which I’m grateful after reading the wonderful Ann Voskamp’s book One Thousand Gifts. Continue reading
As I reflect on the privilege and honor of being a mom, many thoughts and emotions race in my mind and well up in my heart. Chief among them: There is no such thing as a perfect mom, so motherhood comes with lots of questioning, second guessing, guilt, and feelings of failure.