im·pos·tor/imˈpästər/ noun noun: imposter a person who pretends to be someone else in order to deceive others, especially for fraudulent gain.The imposter syndrome is a psychological term referring to a pattern of behavior where people doubt their accomplishments and have a persistent, often internalized fear of being exposed as a fraud. Nothing in the world… Continue reading im·pos·tor.
I’ve been learning a lot from Jeff and Alyssa Bethke, and the initiative they jump started recently with Jeremy and April Pryor called "Family Teams." (@familyteams on Instagram) As our family has grown and expanded to include the boys, I love what they teach about the addition of siblings, and the language they use for… Continue reading establishing a Family Team and empowering our kids.
You are worth more than the sexual gratification of any man. Your purpose is greater than the sexual gratification of any man. Your beauty is not determined by the sexual gratification of any man. You are not an object to be used for the sexual gratification of any man. Your value is not measured by… Continue reading than the sexual gratification of any man. | a (sort of) poem.
Sitting here in the dark of my living room the early morning on Easter, Resurrection Sunday, with my infant son, I can’t help but think of Mary Magdalene and her friends as they surely were desperate for dawn to be able to properly prepare the body of Jesus, their beloved teacher and adored friend, for… Continue reading the stories about the women of Holy Week that you probably didn’t hear this weekend.
Quietly I crept Into your room today While you napped peacefully With your PJ Masks blankie You love so much. I was a mom on a mission; Determined to put away A few pairs of socks That I was too busy to fold before. I knew exactly where I needed to go: The bottom drawer… Continue reading little boy toes. | a poem.
I listed to a beautiful testimony from a missionary today who is from eastern Africa. She grew up locally to me, in northeastern Ohio, but moved to Africa a few years ago with her husband and their three children. But now, her residence is IN Africa, and I just want to give a nod to… Continue reading mundane exists everywhere, and you don’t have to go anywhere to have an exotic life.
You know, one thing I think I’ve too long denied is my desire to empower women. I let A LOT get in the way of my personal security, and even let many people talk me out of this mission. I’ve had people tell me my desire to show women how beautiful they are was vain… Continue reading back on mission.