Things I’m No Longer Apologizing For

Last weekend I posted something on my personal Twitter page that a lot of people disagreed with. I got hate tweets for two days about it, which was baffling to me, because when did having a differing opinion become so offensive to people? Are we all supposed to be cookie cutter versions of one another, never having or voicing a contrasting idea or thought or viewpoint or opinion? How boring would life be if that » Read More

Dash of Sass: God’s Plan Vs. Our Plan

How many times do we get angry and upset with God, thinking He has forgotten us or is ignoring us or isn’t answering our prayer? Only to later look back and see how detrimental it would have been to us had He brought us the thing we were begging for and thought we couldn’t live without? We’re stuck down here in the details of everyday life, but God sees all. He sees the big picture. » Read More

Dash of Sass: Wait.

Wait. Don’t lose your cool, don’t assume the worst, don’t jump to conclusions. Don’t throw in the towel and say “God must have forgotten about me” or surrender to the idea that change is never coming or give up hope of ever falling in love or listen to the naysayers who want you to believe you’ll never find your way. WAIT. Breathe. Give things time to work out. Let God bring things to pass in » Read More

Dash of Sass: Happily Ever After is NOW!

One year ago today my book I’ve Never Been To Vegas but My Luggage Has came out…and then a few days later I left on a crazy nationwide tour that would change so much about my life forever. Which means one year ago today, I was nervous, excited, and completely clueless about the amazing, unforgettable, and at times, unbelievable story that was about to unfold. I love how God prepares us and makes us brave by only » Read More

Dash of Sass: Winter Won’t Last Forever

Sometimes winter…either the literal winter or the winter of our souls…feels like it’s going to drag on forever. Stripped as bare of our hope as the trees are of their leaves, we start to question whether we will ever feel truly ALIVE again. But in the quiet, in the stillness, underneath the surface…things are happening. New life and possibility and growth is being stirred. We can’t possibly see it now, but there will come a » Read More

Dash of Sass: Relax.

I’m really trying to RELAX more in 2015. I tend to be a worst-case scenario, wring my hands, Chicken Little “the sky-is-falling” type of person. But what I’ve found in my years on this planet is that the worst case scenario that we fear so much rarely ever comes to pass. Life has a beautiful way of working out. Especially when we’re not gripping onto it with white knuckles of stress and worry and fear. » Read More

Dash of Sass: Why You Haven’t Found What You’re Looking For

Sometimes we get mad and frustrated when we don’t find what we’re looking for. Or sometimes we find what we’re looking for but it’s not looking for us. But what we can’t see at the time is that the things that we DON’T find are the things that were never meant for us anyway. Pause a moment and consider the fact that maybe you haven’t found that dream job yet because God knows there’s a » Read More

Dash of Sass: You Are NOT Alone

I received this question this morning from a Facebook friend and wanted to post it here, along with my answer, because I feel like this is an issue that many single women struggle with.

Mandy,

I keep trying and trying year and after and I am still alone. I pray every day. But everyone is a pair that I know and I am not included in anything. Many of my friends are married. I get excluded from the » Read More

Dash of Sass: It’s Okay Not To Be Okay

Who can relate to the struggle to show yourself grace and the tendency to beat yourself up for having a bad day or an off moment? After coming out on the other side of a very challenging few months, I am finally able to see the greater purpose of seasons of struggle: Nothing makes a person more sensitive and compassionate and forgiving of the plight of others than actually stepping into that person’s experience. I » Read More

Dash of Sass: Finding Out Who You Are

We tend to long for certainty and comfort and ease and structure…but the truth is, it’s in the midst of the uncertain and dark and unclear and broken times that we learn who we really are and what we’re capable of. So if today you’re going through it, know that it’s because you’re being prepared to come out someone entirely different on the other side. No pressure, no diamonds. No pain, no pearl. No cocoon, » Read More

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