Is The Grass Really Greener?

Life May 10, 2016
See, when I'm spending all that time obsessing over your perfect life (which of course isn't true, hello highlight reel), I'm neglecting the very gifts God has given me. When I worry about all the things I don't have, I miss out on what I do have. When I'm thinking about what I wish would happen, I forget to be present for the miracles that are happening right under my nose.

Have you ever sat there and wondered why everyone else has a bright shiny life and yours is always a big mess? Have you ever scrolled through Instagram and wondered why your house, your clothes, your kids, your life don’t measure up to the pretty pictures on everyone else’s accounts? No? Oh good. Me neither. Except that I do it all the time. Because the grass is always greener on…

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What’s Holding You Back?

Life April 11, 2016
What's Holding You Back?

I have always wanted to be a great journaler. I used to picture myself in the distant future, thumbing through well-worn leather-bound pages filled with whimsy and wonder from my younger days. Off I would go to the bookstore, carefully picking out the most beautiful and mysterious journal to fill. You know the one with the strong leather smell and the uneven pages with the pretty metal clasp or the…

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I Believe

Faith, Life March 20, 2016
I believe in God, in all that is seen and unseen.

We believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, and all that is seen and unseen. When I stand under the night sky in Montana, I can see thousands of stars. The stripe of the Milky Way makes an arc over my head, and shooting stars go off like fireworks. But for every star I can see, there are infinitely more up there, beyond the…

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On Learning Body Kindness

Life March 10, 2016
Take time to find your answers to these questions, so that the next time you feel tempted to critique yourself in the mirror, you’ll have some tools to be kind to yourself...

For the first time in a long time, I have been consistently working out for an extended period of time. I am gaining strength, flexibility, and energy. My clothes fit better, my muscles are more defined, and I was actually looking forward to trying on swimsuits this spring. Then I walked into the dressing room. You know, the one with the fluorescent lights and the side mirrors. The dressing room…

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Be Right Back

Life February 21, 2016
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Since arriving in Arizona last week, we have quickly settled into a routine of homeschooling, pool time, enjoying the outdoors, and most importantly, reconnecting with friends. And while I have all kinds of ideas swirling around in my brain about the future of this blog, I’m realizing it’s going to take a lot of behind-the-scenes work to get there. So I’m going to say goodbye for now. Not forever, but…

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Life of a Baseball Family – Frequently Asked Questions

Family, Life February 12, 2016
The Life of a Professional Baseball Family - Frequently Asked Questions

For those who have been asking, I am feeling much better than I did a few days ago. That was a scary episode that I hope to never experience again. And it’s a good thing that I’m feeling better because early tomorrow morning we leave for spring training. Which means today I have to pack up everything we will need for the next six months. With a new baseball season…

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