My dear friend Kelly over at Generation Cedar wrote a wonderful post about gratitude yesterday, and her words spurred me to reflect on my own lack of thankfulness:
“I wake up every day with a simple choice to make….give back my life in thankfulness, or with complaining take.” Continue reading “Thanksgiving Reflections”
It’s been that kind of day, the type that used to drive me crazy and wear me out from nothing but the stress. By God’s grace, I have come a long way in the past ten years.
Continue reading “Replacing anxiety with trust”
[Note: This article was originally published in June, 2003. It’s a reader favorite, so we’ve brought it over to the “new” LAF. – Ed.]
For the past generation, our society has tried to foist upon us the idea of the woman who “has it all” and “does it all.” We stand in awe of women who (we are told) run successful businesses, volunteer for community service, keep beautifully decorated homes, send hand-written letters, cook and entertain guests with style, attend artistic functions, bring up happy children and look like a million bucks to boot. As we stand gaping at these idols of domestic and economic success, we wonder exactly where we fell short of achieving their outstanding merits.
Continue reading “The Myth of Superwoman”