Blog Posts - Honesty



Frailty

She finally slipped off to sleep at 5:45, that feverish little one who would be comforted with nothing but me. I lie awake, listening to her labored breathing and feeling every moment of that sleepless night with every fiber of my being.There comes a...

Trent Shelton – Are they really your friends?

Are they…?    Filed under: Encouragement, Shared & Misc. Tagged: friends, friendships, honesty, inspiration, life, love, postaday, respect, spoken word, thoughts, Trent Shelton, truth, Video, youtube...
by Putting My Feet in the Dirt on Nov 10, 2016

Accepting the Unknown

It's one of those hot, overcast summer days. The baby is down for a nap up in my bed. The big kids scattered here and there around the neighborhood and the littles went with my husband to pick up a pinata for a birthday celebration later on. I'm runn...

Lonely Spaces

“Thou hast formed us for Thyself, and our hearts are restless till they find rest in Thee.” (Augustine, Confessions (Book 1)My best friend of 21 years moved away last fall. Yesterday I was reminiscing on how I used to lay across her bed up in her...

Navigating From Insecure Attachment To The Awkwardness of Dating

Even as you make strides in your own growth, you experience hiccups. You find yourself in a ‘same old situation,’ but feel differently, with fledgling confidence in your newer tools. With growing assurance what may have felt impossibl...
by Much Ado About Something on May 31, 2016

Raising Kids in Self Mastery

What is the hardest part of parenting for you?For me, it is denying my children something I want them to have because of something I want for them even more. It's a grappling I have to do with myself because I just want all the goodness for them, rig...

What is Genuineness?

By David Joel Miller. Being genuine means being honestly who you are. To be genuine means to be truthful and to be the real thing.  Genuine people are exactly what they represent themselves to be.  Genuine people are never fake.  … Continue...
by counseolrssoapbox on May 25, 2016

Made For This

Today is is supposed to hit 88 degrees. Michigan spring has a way of doing that - going straight from worrying about frost killing everything to watermelon and sprinklers and beating the heat in any way we can. I think I'm ready for it. Today we will...

What is Genuineness?

By David Joel Miller. Being genuine means being honestly who you are. To be genuine means to be truthful and to be the real thing.  Genuine people are exactly what they represent themselves to be.  Genuine people are never fake.  … Continue...
by counseolrssoapbox on May 25, 2016

Christian cost and gain

a gathering of evangelical Christians praying Jesus talks about cost before He sends out His disciples. The cost of stability and relationship. The cost of tradition.The cost of comfort. The cost of love. But He talks about gains too. What are they...
by Narrow Gate to Heaven? on May 22, 2016

7 Desirable qualities that confirms you hired the right employee

Don’t worry too much when interviewing an applicant. It doesn’t really matter what they know and qualities they have today but of what they can contribute in your business for the years to come. You may begin to see if you made the right decision...
by CNN Soapbox Laundry Shop on May 15, 2016

7 Desirable qualities that confirms you hired the right employee

Don’t worry too much when interviewing an applicant. It doesn’t really matter what they know today but of what they can contribute in your business for the years to come. You may begin to see if you made the right decision on hiring an employee a...
by CNN Soapbox Laundry Shop on May 15, 2016

7 Desirable qualities that you hired the right employee

Don’t worry too much when interviewing an applicant. It doesn’t really matter what they know today but of what they can contribute in your business for the years to come. You may begin to see if you made the right decision on hiring an employee a...
by CNN Soapbox Laundry Shop on May 15, 2016

Love is Work

I feel it bubble up within me at the oddest times. Usually while I'm washing dishes, or making dinner, folding laundry or sweeping up. When my kids are all running around the backyard when they should be inside helping and I can see them laughing fro...

Wordless

How many times in the past few years have I been here? This place of wordlessness, yawning open like a canyon at my feet. I've witnessed these moments more than a few times with more than a few people who are hurting, deeply. And each and every time...

How To Be Blessed

  I remember when we first got our chickens. We were so excited. One of our first trips was to the feed store to get chicken feed for them. Now, when you go to the feed store, some things you can pick up, but anything big, like a fifty pound bag...
by Treasures Of His Presence on May 2, 2016

The Weight of Trust

Under my bare feet, the ball shifts. My muscles adjust, automatically, without a thought, and that familiar burn takes hold. I remember - breathe. Breathe.I'm 32 and it has become a daily practice of mine. Move. Sweat. Lift. Breathe.In this season of...

Fairy Tale Gospel

Before the coffee splashes into my mug, I'm already telling someone why we aren't having nachos for breakfast. I've already reminded a scowling kid that we don't play with electronics before our jobs are done. I've already gone head to head with a st...

Not Ready

Rosemary will be 3 years old this weekend, and she's not ready.Oh, she's been potty trained for nearly a year, speaks clearly in full sentences, is somewhat precocious and opinionated and, on occasion, demanding.  She knows she wants a pink birt...

Gently Does It

"There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus."Romans 8:1How has it been two weeks? Time flies when you are knee deep in birthday season with Holy Week and visitors thrown into the mix. Truthfully, I've barely kept up with...


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