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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Thank You

My family and I are in the midst of the deepest pain of our lives. My mom’s passing has left a cavernous, aching void in our hearts. But that isn’t all. This week we were given some unbearable, unimaginable news that is right now too private, too tender, too raw to write about. I’ve gone …

Mama

Last September I turned forty. Paul threw a birthday party for me, and as always, my mama volunteered to make my cake. And because she was always concerned about having enough for everyone, she showed up to my house with two huge cakes. A chocolate peanut butter for me and then another option in case …

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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