40 Days Lighter – Day 39: A Beautiful Transformation

Metamorphosis: change of physical form, structure, or substance especially by supernatural means  a striking alteration in appearance, character, or circumstances I couldn't think of a more fitting word for what I have experienced over the last 39 days of this journey to being 40 Days Lighter. Now on the brink of the 40th day, the … Continue reading 40 Days Lighter – Day 39: A Beautiful Transformation

40 Days Lighter – Day 38: In His Hands

"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest." Matthew 11:28 In light of everything taking place in our world, it's easy to lose sleep worrying and wondering.  Tonight, my simple reminder to you - and to me - is this: Remember the One who gives you rest.  … Continue reading 40 Days Lighter – Day 38: In His Hands

40 Days Lighter – Day 37: Staying Inspired

  As this 40 day journey - which I now realize is simply the start to a new chapter in my life - quickly comes to a close, I have been pondering practical ways to continue to live out the lessons I've learned, and maintain the changes I have implemented. I am privileged to have … Continue reading 40 Days Lighter – Day 37: Staying Inspired

40 Days Lighter – Day 36: Push Through It

Have you ever watched a toddler who really wants something, maybe a toy, or better yet, something they shouldn't have, like a pen? If you have, then you'll notice that they are unbelievably persistent, especially when they think no one is watching. My 1.75 year old will stop at absolutely nothing, and I mean nothing, … Continue reading 40 Days Lighter – Day 36: Push Through It

40 Days Lighter – Day 35: Love that Lightens the Load

Among the most joyous parts of this journey so far has been the effect that decluttering my physical, mental and emotional space has had on our marriage. Somewhere between saying "With this ring" and our 6th anniversary, our relationship seemed to pick up a lot of clutter. From one baby to grad school, immediately to … Continue reading 40 Days Lighter – Day 35: Love that Lightens the Load

40 Days Lighter – Day 34: Momentary Encounter turned Lifelong Adventure

  I can hardly believe that I'm in the final "official" week of this 40 day journey!   What started as a moment of inspiration thanks to a Facebook post from a friend, has transformed into a journey that I believe I will be taking for all my days to come. Over the last 34 … Continue reading 40 Days Lighter – Day 34: Momentary Encounter turned Lifelong Adventure

40 Days Lighter – Day 33: Turning the Page

As I opened up a fresh journal to begin a new writing project, I paused for a moment to consider the beauty of that first blank page. Void of ink and covered with inviting lines that seemed to beckon my pen near, the prospect of "starting over" caused a palpable tingle of excitement. These empty … Continue reading 40 Days Lighter – Day 33: Turning the Page

40 Days Lighter – Day 32: Real Worship

"If worship does nothing else for us, it helps us discover the things that are important. Real worship will transform your life." - Warren Wiersbe Spiritual Disciplines Handbook by Adele Ahlberg Calhoun This single quote has become incredibly relevant in the course of my journey to being 40 days lighter. As I gain proper perspective … Continue reading 40 Days Lighter – Day 32: Real Worship

40 Days Lighter – Day 31: Divine Desperation

"As a deer pants for flowing streams, so pants my soul for you, O God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God." Psalm 42:1-2 When you are desperate for something, you will do just about anything to get it. Some of us have been known to lay aside logic or reason, throwing our better judgment to … Continue reading 40 Days Lighter – Day 31: Divine Desperation

40 Days Lighter – Day 30: THANK YOU!

I honestly don't even know where to start, but I needed to pause tonight, on DAY 30(!) to tell each and every one of you - my readers, my supporters, my encouragers - a big, hearty, tear-filled THANK YOU! I am amazed at the response to my decision to share this journey - it has … Continue reading 40 Days Lighter – Day 30: THANK YOU!