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Faith

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Faith

How to Embrace Grace as a Perfectionist

Go ahead and give yourself permission to feel His delight in you- right…


The Transformation of Mothers

I had a great mother and a happy childhood, free of dysfunction and…


Focus on What You Have, Not What You Don’t

I’ve allowed my perceived lack of resources to stop me in my track at…


Launching Differently : How to Start Your God-Given Mission

In the running community, there is a common saying, “the first step is…


3 Ways to Think Differently About Personal Calling

I hate icebreakers. Maybe it’s the introvert in me. Or maybe it’s…


Identity

How To Embrace Your Truest & Greatest Identity

I believe we have a primary identity, and if we are not first and…


journaling

Journaling : 4 Reasons Why You Should Make a Habit

Journaling is ultimately a conversation with yourself, "it is like…


Soul Care

Reflection Exercise: Semi-Silent New Year Retreat

My husband and I hosted our first such retreat on New Year's Day, as we…


Christmas

Misplaced Christmas Magic

For many of us, our childhood Christmases were filled with a certain…


What I Wish I Would Have Said

What I Wish I Would Have Said

I start running after him, leaving my other two behind with my mom and…


Dreamer

Death of the Dreamer

Dearly Beloved, we are gathered here to say our good-byes to the…


A Missional Word For Your Home

A Missional Word For Your Home

During the beginning months of marriage, my husband and I realized our…


The Strongest Foundation for Your Work

Managing a business or a family with God as your strong foundation is a…


How to Operate out of Abundance

How to Operate out of Abundance

Stepping out in the radiant South Dakota sun, the shower I took seemed…


Learning How to Walk on Water

Learning How to Walk on Water

I typed in my username and password and clicked the login button. As…


In Times of Doubt & Feeling Stuck : Here's How to Keep Going

In Times of Doubt & Feeling Stuck : Here’s How to Keep Going

As the last day of my job got closer, I vacillated between excitement…


A Mother Following Her Dreams

A Mother Following Her Dreams

The fog lingered in my mind like a billow of smoke. The vision I had…


The Beauty of Work

How to Uncover the Creative Beauty in Your Work

What’s the first thing that comes into your mind when you hear the…


How to Simplify the Pursuit of Purpose

God called me to start a bakery when I was in college. There was no…


Moving Forward in the Midst of Fear

Moving Forward in the Midst of Fear

Mission-driven leaders know, often all too well, the debilitating…


walking-faith-valley-shadows

Walking by Faith in a Valley of Shadows

We had been at the hospital for several weeks. Adrian’s IV-line had…


Discerning Insecurity and the Traps of Comparison

Discerning Insecurity and the Traps of Comparison

What about me? What about me? Although this didn’t come out audibly, I…


Does Your Faith Reflect Your Reality

Big Dreams : Does Your Faith Reflect Your Reality?

Do you have a dream so big in your heart that you are sure it would…


Are You Being Real? Finding Freedom in Friendships

Are You Being Real? Finding Freedom in Friendships

Twenty minutes before our guests arrived, I realized that my…


An Open Letter to Fear, Miscarriage, and Loss

An Open Letter to Fear, Miscarriage, and Loss

Fear, you’ve come with some force this time. You tried to catch me off…


Avoid the Trap: You Are More Than Enough

It feels like God is standing up in heaven holding a boombox. One of…


Is Your Breakthrough in the Deep Waters?

Is Your Breakthrough in the Deep Waters?

This past summer my family and I took full advantage of our…


Your Calling : If You Don’t Take it Seriously, No One Will

Your Calling : If You Don’t Take it Seriously, No One Will

We start out with the best of intentions fueled by a fiery passion to…


3 Ways to Live with Daily Mindfulness

3 Ways to Live with Daily Mindfulness

In this fast paced life, it’s easy to believe that sacrificing one part…


Single Parent : A Journey for The Strong

Single Parent : A Journey for The Strong

To all of my beautiful single parents out here—you are doing an amazing…


Faith Over Fear : How Much Are You Willing to Risk?

Faith Over Fear : How Much Are You Willing to Risk?

Two years ago, I woke up with a sinking feeling of professional…


Can Being Grateful Really Change Your Life?

Can Being Grateful Really Change Your Life?

Don’t you just love this time of year!? Spring has a special place in…


FAITH

Fashion & Identity : What is the Truth Behind your Outfit?

During my first year of marriage, my husband and I enjoyed weekly date…


Dear Rockstar, You Need a Day Off

You’re a champion. A goal-setter and go-getter. You probably thrive off…


3 Ways to Stop Giving Your Husband Your Emotional Scraps

3 Ways to Stop Giving Your Husband Your Emotional Scraps

Our first major argument came during year two of marriage. It was close…


A Soft Strength: Stepping Outside Your Comfort Zone

A Soft Strength: Stepping Outside Your Comfort Zone

Almost without my knowing, He began weaving strength, depth and…


How to Make Mentor Relationships Work for You

Many years ago a young woman on the staff of the church I worked at set…


Winter Struggle: The Places We’ve Been

Winter turns to spring and the season of dark, blue cold brings forth…


Where Did All the Love Songs Go?

I recently got married at age 30 to an incredible Norwegian man after a…


quit

I Am a Quitter : When Letting Go is the Right Thing

When I was growing up and throughout my life I was taught not to quit…


Obedience Over Hustle

Most people, if we are honest, like the hustle mode. Our workaholism is…


Building Something That Matters

Go after a dream that is destined to fail without divine intervention.A…


A Love Letter to the One Who Longs for Community : Photo Essay

You may have fifty friends or you may have two. But despite the lies…


Confessions of a Newlywed

Confessions of a Newlywed: Where Two or More are Gathered

When my husband, Tim, and I were first married we had little idea how…


How to Cultivate a Culture of Generosity in Your Business

How to Cultivate a Culture of Generosity in Your Business

Earlier this year, my life and business were stuck in a plateau. I…


4 Ways to Boost Your Happiness

As we stroll through our day to day life, how often do we take the time…


5 Ways to a Joyful Holiday Season

Avoid the Meltdown: 5 Ways to a Joyful Holiday Season

Ready or not, we’re heading full speed ahead into the thick of a time…


What Business Has Taught Me About Grace

What Business Has Taught Me About Grace

When I started my journey as an entrepreneur 16 years ago, I was as…


Where is God Calling You to Simplify

Where is God Calling You to Simplify?

I had gotten in line in Starbucks, excited to enjoy my iced soy chai…


3 Ways to Bounce Back When Your Plans Fail

3 Ways to Bounce Back When Your Plans Fail

We start the year with such great intentions. We fill pages and…


Building Resilience in the Face of Challenge

Building Resilience in the Face of Challenge

Your emotional well being and your self-worth can be an important…


5 Tips on How to Cultivate Powerful Friendships

5 Tips on How to Cultivate Powerful Friendships

Sitting in my regular coffee shop, next to two new friends, I'm…


6 Ingredients of a Successful Women’s Group

f you've been in the faith community for any length of time you may…


How I Became a Temporary Atheist as an Entrepreneur

How I Became a Temporary Atheist as an Entrepreneur

As someone who has suffered from generalized anxiety disorder for so…


3 Ways to walk with God as Your Life Coach

3 Ways to walk with God as Your Life Coach

So we search... through books, blogs, conferences and courses we seek…


The Surprising Truth About Financial Freedom

The Surprising Truth About Financial Freedom

used to think one of the great things about having a lot of money was…


How to Deal with a Dream that is Falling Flat

Who among us isn’t a dreamer? Even the greatest, most glass-half-full…


True Happiness, and How to Discern the Difference

True Happiness, and How to Discern the Difference

All the “doing" leaves us feeling less than—less than capable, less…


Confessions of a Recovering Workaholic

Confessions of a Recovering Workaholic

At the close of one year and the start of the next, we all take some…


Getting Lost in Success

Getting Lost in Success

I think we all aspire to be something great. We have this idea in our…


Is Your Foundation on Your Face or In Your Heart?

As a professional makeup artist, I’ve had plenty of time to question…


Grace Will Take You Places That Hustling Won’t

Grace Will Take You Places That Hustling Won’t

I'm sure we have all wondered from time to time, what I am…


8 Things You Need to Know While Pursuing your Dream

8 Things You Need to Know While Pursuing your Dream

I absolutely hated my first job out of college. I was extremely…


3 Truths to Advance Your Business

Straight from The Bible: 3 Truths to Advance Your Business

There seems to be so many “grow your business” books, blogs, podcasts,…


Finding Rest in the Hustle

Finding Rest in the Hustle

I’ll tell you a little secret. Your mission will take much longer than…


This is a Business, and You Are My Competition

I didn't mean to start a company. Actually it was the very last resort…


Going At It Alone

Going At It Alone

Starting your own business takes swagger. You’ve got to be confident…


25 Journal Prompts for Self-Reflection

25 Journal Prompts for Self-Reflection

Journaling can be an incredible means to catalog our thoughts and…


Is Your Christianity Missing Something?

Is Your Christianity Missing Something?

Take a moment and be honest with yourself. Is your Christianity working…


Is My Arrow Broken

Is My Arrow Broken?

Like Curly’s arrows, our life plans never go as planned. We define our…


Confessions Of A Church Girl

Confessions Of A Church Girl

My parents were long-term senior pastors of a large church in the…


Living Empowered, Unashamed, and Free : Photo Essay

In a society where social media holds so much control, it’s hard not to…


Be Still

Be Still

How much more of an impact do we make when we lead from a place a…


Cultivating Your Inner Creative

Cultivating Your Inner Creative

Within each of us lies an inherent craving to create, to put something…


His Love Endures Forever

His Love Endures Forever

Each year brings something new as well. New family members and missing…


Succeeding at What Matters

Succeeding at What Matters

It’s a scary thing. We all want to work on things that matter, and many…


A Model for Co-laboring in Business

A Model for Co-laboring in Business

There is a deep longing in the hearts of many people to experience the…


Finding Purpose After The Storm : My Story

Finding Purpose After The Storm : My Story

The world was spinning. A dizzying panic rushed over me like an intense…


Living With Humble Confidence

Living With Humble Confidence

I heard an incredible speaker a few weeks ago. And while her story was…


A Relationship Worth Fighting For

A Relationship Worth Fighting For

Each of us have 24 hours in a day. We choose when we wake up, what we…


Business In The Bedroom

Business In The Bedroom

As women we are afforded endless opportunities to practice the art of…


It's Time For You To Be Intentional

It’s Time For You To Be Intentional

As we move from summer into fall, we abandon hot weather, green…


Pushing Through the Fear of Failure

Pushing Through the Fear of Failure

The scientific term for this is atychiphobia. We’ll call it by its more…


Cut to the Core: Why Your Business Needs Core Values

Cut to the Core: Why Your Business Needs Core Values

One of the easiest ways to capture the culture of a company is in it’s…


Behind The Battle Scar: My Story

My story begins with an eighteen year old college freshman, nervous…


You Have A Mission. Discover It.

You Have A Mission. Discover It.

Often your mission is right under your nose, but we discount the impact…


You’re a Boss, He’s Your Husband. Doing it Together

Without a healthy perspective the feminist movement, which is noble,…


Pretty & Purposeful : Wall Art Round Up

Pretty & Purposeful : Wall Art Round Up

If you’ve been staring at that blank spot on your wall for too long,…


Confessions of a Mompreneur

Confessions of a Mompreneur

On the outside she may seem put together, smart and competent at her…


The Journey of Grit & Virtue

The Journey of Grit & Virtue

It wasn’t until a few years into my business that I realized that I…


Victory After 10 Years Of Depression: My Story

Victory After 10 Years Of Depression: My Story

Personally, it was still a time of piecing myself back together having…


You Are The Salt Of The Earth

Not the saffron—an expensive spice, rare and rarely used. Not the…


Living Out The Call To Business

Living Out The Call To Business

What happens after you've said yes to the mission that has been placed…


A Journey Awaits, But Only If You Say Yes

A Journey Awaits, But Only If You Say Yes

What does it take to muster up the courage to say yes, to step outside…


Finding Happiness in Others’ Success

No matter how much we might strive for perfection in each area of our…