I have wanted to write and publish this post for quite some time. But fear crippled me from doing it. Fear of rejection. Fear of questions. Fear of being wrong. Fear of admitting the truth. Mostly fear of judgment, though. I do not have biological children, so I can only speak to what I know. And this is what I know. Continue reading “We Can’t Parent Like You.”
I seem to remember as a child, my maternal grandparents loved puzzles. I don’t really remember if it was one of them more than the other but from what I can remember there was a puzzle on their dining room table all the time. As a child, I didn’t really care for puzzles as much as they did. They seemed hard and time consuming with little gratification. Just like everything else, with time, my view on them is different. Continue reading “Puzzles, Are They Your Thing?”
I have spent a majority of my life thinking I have something to prove. To everyone and to myself. It didn’t matter what I was doing, I felt I had to prove to myself for validation. I was focusing too much on proving my worth that I lost who I was. I was constantly focusing on proving that I was:
Worthy to be my husband’s wife.
Or prove that I was worthy enough to be my son’s mom.
Or prove that I can do hard things.
Or prove that I could run a marathon (which I haven’t yet!)
Or prove that I could do it all.
Or prove I could go to college.
Or prove I am capable of doing my job, a job, any job.
Or prove I was worthy of being a friend.
Or prove I was worthy to be called a daughter to the Highest King.
I was evaluating every situation to see if I would have to prove myself in it. Then one day I realized (thank you Jesus for the subtle reminders) I don’t have to prove myself to anyone. I don’t even have to prove it to myself. I am exactly where God wants me to be. I am capable of doing hard things, running a marathon or doing my job. I just don’t have to do it to prove to those people that I can do it. I can do it for myself. Because I want to do it, not because I feel I have to prove myself to anyone.
Do you feel you have something to prove? Guess what, you don’t have to live a life proving yourself to anyone. Don’t hide behind a mask, you have nothing to prove. Be who you are. Be you. It is exactly how God wanted you to be, otherwise he would have made you differently!!!
You may be wondering what Egg Shake Heaven means, but it’s actually a breakfast dish. Have you ever had such meal? See, every morning my wife and I get up and work out. After we work out, we make breakfast which is about the time our son wakes up. This morning, he woke up so excited because he wanted to make breakfast. He told me his plan which included the ingredients and process. Like any good parent after hearing his ingredients and process, I tried to talk him out of it. If you know my son, when he has an idea there is absolutely no way of talking him out of his idea or changing his idea in any way. Continue reading “Egg Shake Heaven”
Bulletproof. No, not the movie. No, not the fad drink– although I think they are delicious! Your marriage. Is it bulletproof? Continue reading “What No One Tells You About Marriage.”