The following sentence is something I never thought I’d type. I spent a good deal of time this weekend reading most of Exodus. I started reading it and was so captivated, I couldn’t stop. Those of you who know me well know I am admittedly not a big reader. I only read the Bible (because if I’m going to spend time reading anything, I want it to be the best thing I can read) and usually in small portions or Ari reads it out loud for both of us. My attention span is that of a gnat. (more…)

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  • Cue the dance party! You’ve made it to the final two steps of Goal Setting for 2013! Wow, everyone’s progress has been so inspiring. Reading your comments, I have wanted to high five and hug each of you! If you are just joining us for this series, it’s never too late to start. There’s nothing magical about January 1. So, get started. We’ll all still be here to cheer you on!
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    Hello, 2013! Or, as we say in our neck of the woods, howdy! Well, my 2013 didn’t start exactly like I thought it would. Grace decided to party like it was 1999 and make some molars after midnight on New Year’s Eve, so we got a blissful four hours of sleep. I’m not gonna lie, I was pretty angry around 4am. I just got done with the flu and then it’s molar makin’ time. Ugh.
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    First of all, thank you to everyone who commented on Part 1, especially the “lurkers”. I’m so glad to have you as friends now! Lurk no more, y’all! Welcome back for Part 2. I’ve been in bed with the flu the last four days and it has been awful but really amazing time for me to think a lot. (more…)

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    Are y’all ready for this? The last three days at home in Florida with my family have been life-changing. Life is short, friends. You can coast along (how many people feel like they are just coasting and going through the motions most days??) or you can dive in and LIVE. I am feeling very motivated to make things happen in 2013. (more…)

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    Grace, you are truly a gift from God. I look at you sometimes and I think, how are you my daughter? I am a MOM!? When did this happen!? One year later, life still feels very surreal. Your daddy and I were talking the other day about all of the blessings we’ve experienced this year and, as we recounted so many miraculous events, (more…)

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    Ten years ago today, I made the decision to leave the path everyone thought I would take. Not knowing what I was going to do to pay off my college debt or pay my bills, I left theatre and became a personal trainer in New York. I wanted to help people transform themselves from the inside out. Fast forward to two years later when my family’s home was ravaged by hurricane Ivan, my brother lost the ability to walk in a snowboarding accident and I, fresh off of a failed relationship, (more…)

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    I am feeling really frustrated lately.  Pure frustration.  I can’t put my finger on exactly why, but I can tell you where I am right now.  I have been working on a new site all year and it’s hard to put into words, but my goal is that it’s not a site to promote ME.  I hope and pray you see something entirely the opposite there.  And it’s really frustrating because (more…)

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    I’m in Phoenix writing this from the Making Things Happen tour with Emily and Gina. Two years ago, we were here at this very same hotel for MTH. Y’all, I’m just about in tears. I am so overwhelmed thinking about what God has done with my life since then. I was a different person back then. (more…)

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