Category Archives: Inspiration

Do Over Club

Yesterday morning, I chose butterflies. I chose to wake up early, meet a friend and drive to 30 minutes to hang out with one of my favourite writers/speakers/thinkers, Jon Acuff. Jon just wrote Do Over (which hit The New York Times … Continue reading

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You have to go faster if you don’t want to fall

I was 8 years-old before I learned to ride a bike. For many hours during many summers, my dad would hold the back of my bike seat up and down the street while I tried to figure it out. I … Continue reading

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Oh this show

This show. Oh this show. There’s a lot of bad TV out there. So it’s surprising that there is (well, was) a show that so brutally beautifully shows what love looks like. In fact, with shows about rose ceremonies and … Continue reading

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I can’t wait…or can I?

Last May, I went on an epic New York City trip with my cousin, Katie, and two of our friends, Kerri and Carey. The planning for this trip started almost 10 months before the 4-day trip. In October, I was … Continue reading

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Potlucks, forts and Zambia

The Percys are a family that I knew of, before I knew them well. Because everyone knows the Percys. Or knows someone who knows them. Six Degrees of the Percys is a fun game to play. Joel was a pastor … Continue reading

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12 Lessons

I can almost always tell you what I was doing a year ago. A year ago from today, I was getting over a really bad flu and this was the first day I could eat. I went shopping and met … Continue reading

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Dude had glory!

I think one of the biggest mistakes we make is to think that using our gifts should be easy. If you are a gifted writer, inspired writing should just flow out of you. If you are a gifted caregiver, you … Continue reading

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The wobbly, wooden bridge

When I’m planning to work out, I become the queen of excuses. There’s a chance it could rain, I shouldn’t risk it. I had that cookie today, I might not be able to run as well. I had that salad … Continue reading

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Ali takes on South America!

Remember Ali? My friend who first taught me about doing things outside of my comfort zone? The one who intentionally seeks to live a life full of butterflies? Well she’s about to embark on a three-month adventure to South America. … Continue reading

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That is brave

When I started this choosing butterflies journey, I had no idea how many other people were choosing butterflies too, just calling it something else. After Storyline, I realized just how many people talk and write about being brave. I was … Continue reading

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