What is living from loved?

More than anything, people need to know they are loved. Everything we do is wrapped up in the need for acceptance, approval, and love.

But life is hard. It just is. Circumstances sometimes seem unbearably, unspeakably difficult. Feelings and emotions  take over, and pretty soon, we are overcome with worry, doubt, and fear. We begin feeling forgotten, overlooked, and unloved.  We question God’s love, His favor, and His care for us. Soon, we become trapped in a stinking quagmire of self-pity, doubt, anger, and bitterness. We are so consumed with pining for what we don’t have that we miss out on all the wonderful gifts, all the beautiful experiences, all the fun adventures He has planned for us. I don’t know about you, but I don’t want to miss out anymore. I am done. D-O-N-E.

I propose to you that we can live life from a place of knowing without a doubt, no matter how difficult our circumstances are, we are 100% fully known and fully loved. We can draw on that love anytime and anywhere and be completely filled up. Then we can spread that love to others, because we can only give what we already have.

This is my journey to live from a place of knowing how completely loved I already am. I invite you to come along on my quest. Join me and let’s start living from loved!

What is living from loved?

More than anything, people need to know they are loved. Everything we do is wrapped up in the need for acceptance, approval, and love.

But life is hard. It just is. Circumstances sometimes seem unbearably, unspeakably difficult. Feelings and emotions  take over, and pretty soon, we are overcome with worry, doubt, and fear. We begin feeling forgotten, overlooked, and unloved.  We question God’s love, His favor, and His care for us. Soon, we become trapped in a stinking quagmire of self-pity, doubt, anger, and bitterness. We are so consumed with pining for what we don’t have that we miss out on all the wonderful gifts, all the beautiful experiences, all the fun adventures He has planned for us. I don’t know about you, but I don’t want to miss out anymore. I am done. D-O-N-E.

I propose to you that we can live life from a place of knowing without a doubt, no matter how difficult our circumstances are, we are 100% fully known and fully loved. We can draw on that love anytime and anywhere and be completely filled up. Then we can spread that love to others, because we can only give what we already have.

This is my journey to live from a place of knowing how completely loved I already am. I invite you to come along on my quest. Join me and let’s start living from loved!

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Respite

The other day, I read in a grief book that when we are grieving, we need lots of tender loving care, and it’s okay for us to give it to ourselves. Because, after all, who knows what we need better than we do? Not so long ago, I would’ve thought this was selfishness. Now I …

Birthday

I will celebrate my birthday on Labor Day. Not an epic birthday this year. But last year was. Last year, I turned forty. My sister-in-law, Dale, assured me that I would really start living at forty. I remember sitting with her in Starbucks, sipping on a coffee. “It’s when you’re in your forties that you …

Bucket List

Well, this actually a partial list! More to come!

1) Visit all 50 states.
2) Skydive.
3) Fly in a hot air balloon.
4) Conquer a fear. (Hold a snake, anyone?)
5) Parasail.
6) Hike the Grand Canyon.
7) Run a marathon.
8) Practice more vulnerability.
9) Get a scuba license.
10) Take a spontaneous road trip.

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