What I’m Reading – January

February 2, 2015
What I'm Reading Now (January 2015) | InspiredRD.com

One of my goals this year was to read at least 50 books. To keep me on track, I thought I would post once a month to share what I have read so far. I would love to hear about what you have been reading as well. Most of the books I grab from the […]

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Gluten? Get over it.

January 28, 2015
Gluten? Get over it.

I wasn’t going to say anything about the new NASCAR ad that will be running during the Super Bowl because I didn’t want to appear “too sensitive” to gluten jokes. I mean, I’m an adult. I can take it. Stupid gluten-free sissies, haha.  Whatever. But then my friend reminded me that adults making fun of […]

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3 Things I’m Loving Right Now

January 25, 2015
3 Things I'm Loving Right Now | InspiredRD.com

I had laparoscopic surgery on Wednesday to remove my appendix (and a few other things of which I’m sure you don’t want all the details). This was my before picture. I’m not going to post an after picture because nobody wants to see that mess. I’m not sure why, but I expected to breeze through […]

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Gluten-Free on a Budget (Giveaway!)

January 23, 2015
Gluten-Free on a Budget

When I started my journey with celiac disease, I was completely overwhelmed. It turned out that I needed three things to get me through the rough start: 1) Education 2) Supportive family members, and 3) A gluten-free community. One of the first people I met in the gluten-free community was Chandice Probst. Her passion for […]

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May we not be silent

January 19, 2015
We will have to repent in this generation not merely for the hateful words and actions of the bad people but for the appalling silence of the good people.

This quote is an excerpt from a letter that Martin Luther King Jr. wrote in a Birmingham jail on April 16, 1963.  I probably read it in school at some point, although I don’t remember being so humbled and challenged as I was when I read it again last night. Whether you’ve read it before […]

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Thankfulness Lately

January 18, 2015
Thankfulness Lately | InspiredRD.com

It’s been a rough couple of weeks, which means it’s time to practice an attitude of gratitude. Because there is always light to be found even in the darkest days. Some things I’ve been thankful for lately… A pup who never fails to put a smile on my face. Sunsets and silos. A night out […]

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Setting the stage for creativity and learning

January 11, 2015
Setting the stage for crafting & learning | InspiredRD.com

If I lived in a giant house I would have a craft room where the kids could go crazy and whip up wonderful designs and inventions all day long. But I don’t. If I was Martha Stewart, I would have a perfect craft organizational system with color-coded bins. A place for everything, and everything in […]

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Goals > Resolutions

January 6, 2015
Goals > Resolutions | InspiredRD.com

I’ve never been much for New Year’s Resolutions. Mostly because they are usually about trying to stop doing something. And when I tell myself to stop doing something, I just want to do that thing. A lot. All the time. It’s all I can think about. So a few years ago, I started setting New Year’s […]

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Cheering each other on

January 4, 2015
Cheer each other on in marriage | InspiredRD.com

Today is our 13th wedding anniversary. Jeff and I were married on a cold January day in Norman, Oklahoma at a beautiful church. It was still decorated for Christmas, complete with poinsettias everywhere and a giant Christmas tree. Thankfully, our color scheme was red and white, so it worked. These were the days before digital photography, […]

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January 2, 2015
Goals and Grace | InspiredRD.com

My one word for 2014 was Quiet. Over the past year, I have learned how to exhale, sit with a cup of tea, and just be for a moment. Quiet was exactly what I needed. This year, what I need more than anything is grace. I’m tired of beating myself up at the end of the […]

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