Do You Know How…?

by Michelle on February 27, 2013

in Rest,Thought Provoking

I am beyond blessed to be part of  The Declare Conference again this year. 

We are women, wives, sem marketing agency mothers, sisters, daughters, and friends. We are bloggers, writers, photographers, story-tellers, designers, tweeters, Facebookers, online community builders, brand ambassadors. We use social media outlets to journal, to connect, to network, to create, to promote, to encourage, and to reach out. We’re each gifted by God with talents and tools, time and tactics. He has given us a voice and He has given us a message.
Social media is our megaphone, 
and we are called to declare the Good News!

Will you join us?
Early bird tickets are on sale now for only $129! 

Psst…Did you see who we have for our Keynote Speakers? 
We’re so excited!!


It’s been a busy week around here:


Out of the blue, I was blessed with two free tickets
to the Dot Mom Conference this weekend!

Of course I knew the perfect
to take with me:

Sunday I walked the Awesome
Cowtown Half Marathon
with my girl Aubrey!

Sunshine, great conversation, and inspiring company.
Who could ask for anything more?
Well, a few less blisters would’ve been nice.

Just sayin’.


Like I said, it’s been a busy week.

Life is good.

I’m dying to write a though provoking post
about the SUBTEXT talk Angie Smith gave at Dot Mom.

Y’all, it’s really messing with my heart!

But the truth is, I don’t have the time, or the energy to do it justice today.

So I’m leaving you with a much different, but equally important question instead:

Do you know when to say ‘It’s been a busy week’?

When to say, ‘Life is good’, and then stop for minute to appreciate it?

It’s a skill that’s sadly neglected in our culture that glorifies being busy, busy, busy.

Do you know how to rest?

Really rest?


Something to think about…




The Cure for a Foggy Mind…

by Michelle on February 20, 2013

in #HideHisWord,Thought Provoking

I’m really blessed to be working on The Declare Conference this year, with an amazing team. Early Bird tickets go on sale Monday 2/25 (and just between us, they’re a steal!) The desire of the Declare team is to equip you to know God and Make Him known with your life and your blogging.

We desire to serve and bless bloggers in a BIG way.

Are you a blogger?
Are you considering joining us for The Declare Conference?
We have some Fabulous Speakers lined up!
Have you checked them out yet?  


Life. Is. Complicated.

First graders have swim field trips in the middle of winter requiring all kinds of summer swim gear.

Fifth graders have picture day the first day back after a long weekend and lose their order forms.

Jobs are busy.
Houses are messy.

Husbands are tired.
Kids get sick.

  • Open house Thursday night…
  • Half marathon Sunday…
  • Fitness expo Friday…
  • Charity meeting Thursday night…

Two things both on Thursday night?!? Oh, shoot.

We all have crazy lives like this right?

Please tell me I’m not alone!  

So much to keep track of,

     details clouding my brain,

           when I feel like I’m in a fog…

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I’ve found the best cure

     to settle my soul

           and focus my foggy brain is this:

Our Father,
Who is in heaven
Holy is your name.
Your kingdom come
Your will be done.
On earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread
And forgive us our debts
as we forgive our debtors.
And lead us not into temptation
But deliver us from evil
For yours is the kingdom
And the power
And the glory



Try it next time you feel a little lost or overwhelmed…

Something to think about…




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