A Beautifully Uncertain 31-Day Challenge: Week 4

Welcome back to the Challenge, everyone! I thought it might be good for everyone to have a couple of days off to reflect on how far they’ve come so far…so technically, this is a 28-day challenge but we’ll keep using the hashtag #31DayChallenge for the sake of conformity.

Day 25: Face a Fear

Okay! On to the business of Day 25!

In Beautiful Uncertainty, you’ll read about a very funny moment (at least it’s funny NOW, it was » Read More

Dash of Sass: Palms Up. Palms Open.

A reader reminded me of this quote from my book “I’ve Never Been to Vegas But My Luggage Has” over the weekend and I wanted to share it with you guys along with a revelation I received a couple of days ago. During my prayer time the other day, God reminded me that the posture for releasing something and the posture for receiving something else is identical: Palms up. Palms open. Not clenched tightly together » Read More

Ten Easy Ways to Instantly Improve Your Mood & Increase Your Confidence

•Let yourself off the hook a little.•Be kinder to you.•Speak to yourself the way you would a friend.•Show yourself grace.•Realize that no one’s life is perfect and stop comparing your bloopers to their highlight reel.•Forgive yourself. You are doing the best you can.•Replace the negative self-talk with positive affirmations.•Begin each day with gratitude.•Stay mindful and present. Leave the past in the past and let the future take care of itself.•Accept everything about yourself, because God » Read More

Dash of Sass: Let Today Be Today

What if we just let today be today and let yesterday keep all of yesterday’s:

FeelingsHeartbreaksExesMistakes
Insecurities
Sadness
Failures
Regrets
(Insert anything else here)

Today is Monday. Let it be Monday. Not last Tuesday. Not last October. Not 3 years ago. Let this moment be everything it’s trying to be and stop crowding it with yesterday’s nonsense! You don’t have to hold onto the pain of the past. You simply DON’T. You can open your hands & let it fall, without any » Read More

The Single Woman’s Dash of Sass: To Move Forward, You’ve Gotta Stop Looking Back!

Quote of the Day: “The truth is, unless you let go, unless you realize that that situation is over, you cannot move forward.” ~Steve Maraboli The Single Woman Says: Today, this week, this moment…I want to make the theme “Moving Forward.” I’m in a phase of my life right now where everything is new. New phone, new phone number, new hair color, new(ish) apartment, and in » Read More

How a Look Back Can Help You Move Forward

“I always knew looking back on the tears would make me laugh. But I never knew looking back on the laughs would make me cry.” ~Unknown It’s the darndest thing about life. You have the most heart-wrenching experiences that you think you’ll never recover from…only to find yourself a few years down the road looking back at those very same events with a chuckle. Then you have moments where you laugh uproariously with your » Read More

Something wonderful is on the horizon
Life doesn’t always look the way we want it to look. In Mandy’s upcoming book, Turn Toward the Sun: Releasing What If and Embracing What Is, you’ll find encouragement to live in the moment, sit with your experiences, and trust God with the unknown.
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Something wonderful is on the horizon
Turn Toward the Sun CoverLife doesn’t always look the way we want it to look. In Mandy’s upcoming book, Turn Toward the Sun: Releasing What If and Embracing What Is, you’ll find encouragement to live in the moment, sit with your experiences, and trust God with the unknown.
Preorder from Baker Book House for 40% off and free shipping!*
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*US shipping only