Morning Sickness

This month I am in the third trimester of my pregnancy.  This is my first baby so the whole experience is new territory for me.  In reflecting on the journey so far I have learned a lot about how I handle the “journey” of life and recently had the revelation of how much the experience of pregnancy is an allegory for living out our life’s purpose.  Whether or not you’re pregnant, male or female, I think these lessons are applicable to what it means to endeavor to reach the fulfillment of your dreams and purpose. The backdrop image will be that of pregnancy, but you could easily replace the child in these posts with whatever your dream/ purpose is. …

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Self Care: Walking the Line of Selfishness and Self Care

Hopefully after last week  you have taken some time to evaluate where you stand in how well you love… YOU.  Now to shift our focus to some practical ways to improve how we love ourselves. Something we must agree upon first. Self care is one of the best ways we can steward our own hearts.  This can sometimes be taken out of proportion, but I need to clarify here self care is NOT selfishness.

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Paying the Price

The journey of growing into our potential has some necessary, but challenging collateral damage.  It isn’t talked about nearly as much as I think it should, mostly because we like to sugar coat the process to living a big and victorious life.  It isn’t all sugar cookies with glitter sprinkles, rainbows and sunshine. The mess we have to befriend with the process still comes with a price.  It’s gritty and there is a price that must be paid. Better to accept it and be prepared to face it then to be blindsided right? Granted, we don’t know the price in detail upfront, being aware that all advancement comes at a cost helps us guard and prepare our hearts to have the grit needed to see the journey through to completion

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