12.16.14 – Day 323: Set Apart, Not Set Aside

I just read this post from Lysa Terkeurst’s blog today.

I thought of you.

One of my biggest prayers for you is that you’ll not only feel loved, but that you’ll feel empowered.

You are a gifted, set apart, full of talent woman who has the power to do incredible things.

You don’t always believe that. There are times when you allow other people and what they’ve done or how they treat you determine your worth. Sadly, sometimes you even allow me to determine how you feel about yourself (sometimes this is good, sometimes not so much).

One of the biggest things you struggle with? You feel on the sidelines, set aside.

May I be so bold as to say this: You are only set aside if you feel like you’re set aside. To use a sports metaphor in an awkward way, you can sulk on the sideline or you can start filling water cups or cheer for those who you feel put you on the sideline in the first place.

If you steward the sideline well, then I think you’ll start to see more clearly just how set apart for awesome things you are (I need to listen to my own preaching here).

Just know that I love you and have tremendous amounts of confidence in you.

You are set apart... no matter how much you feel set aside at times.

You are set apart… no matter how much you feel set aside at times.

12/4/14: Day 312 – The Elf Loves some Jazz Piano – and Candy Canes

(Author’s Note: I’m behind. I admit it. But I don’t want to publish Christmas posts in March, so I’m going to catch up by writing current posts while I fill in the gaps of old – I’ve taken notes and pictures and have some drafts, but I’ve not posted all things because, well, life.)

So we adopted an elf this year, and as you know, the elf (lovingly named Jingles by our daughter who, in your words ‘embodies the spirit and wonder of Christmas’) kind of freaks me out on a number of levels.

Jingles seems to be very kind and sweet and undestructive. Let’s hope he stays that way!

jingles the elf on the shelf loves snoopy

Jingles Loves Snoopy’s Piano Stylings


8/17/14 – Day 203: The Random Broccoli and Cheese Soup Request

You called to ask for Broccoli and Cheese Soup when it was near 100 degrees outside.

I almost stopped at the drug store to buy a pregnancy test.

Such are cravings. :-)

8/15/14 – Day 201: Because Our Daughter Inherited Your Craftiness

I need to step up and put up M’s ‘how-to’ videos for her rainbow loom.

I’m so glad she got your creativity and craftiness. Below is her fancy gladiator rainbow loom anklet thingie. (I think that’s what it’s called).

Seriously, if she got her creativity from me, well… she just wouldn’t, then, be creative.

Rainbow Looming

Rainbow Looming