Isn’t it selfish to want to embrace passion, purpose,and possibilities?

Heck, NO.

Permission was

granted long ago.

You were created

on purpose

for a purpose.

Let’s go.

Take up your space, girl!

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“It is a strange gift, this birthright of self. Accepting it turns out to be even more demanding than attempting to become someone else! I have sometimes responded to that demand by ignoring the gift, or hiding it, or fleeing from it, or squandering it – and I think I am not alone.”

~Parker Palmer, author, educator, activist

From the Blog

Bloom for real

Bloom for real

I planted silk flowers in my garden  in my quest for beauty. They don’t fool anyone for long.  They look garish and cheap even when the  sun shines. When I make a show and water  their plastic roots with  my polkadot watering can they are still dead. It’s not real...

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Follow hope’s lead

Follow hope’s lead

hope  is present in upheaval  hope  makes  itself  known  hope can’t be shut out covered up quieted the signposts of hope  will surprise you and  you will find  hope in places  you don’t  anticipate stay expectant watch for it  when hope  shows up don’t discount it...

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Set your permissions

Set your permissions

Have you noticed that our world requires us to  set permissions? In order for something  to work for us,  we have to  to give it the go ahead to work with the other  things in our lives so that it can do for us what it is supposed to do.  If we don’t set permissions -...

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Hope made a way

Hope made a way

The pieces don’t fit.  I want to finish this puzzle so that  it makes sense.  It’s a mess and there are  pieces missing so I am not sure why I keep going.  I am losing hope that I will ever see the complete picture. I am missing pieces.  I am not where I  thought I...

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Is there evidence?

Is there evidence?

Dappled light highlights the shapes made by the peeling bark on the crepe myrtle trees. I go for a closer look. I am enamored  by the light,  by the tree. Its cracking,  its peeling. I’m in awe of  the metamorphosis  of such a large specimen. This is how it grows....

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“Bethany has an eye for the exquisite in everyday life and her unique writing style shows it. It is at once poetry and prose—an imperfect blend of rhythm and reckless abandon of writing rules that works just perfectly. I predict she could be the Ann Voskamp of her millennial generation. I admire her thoughtful words. She always takes me on a little flight to see the extraordinary that she finds in the ordinary.”

~ Chris Moss, speaker and expert on bringing the generations together

Invite Bethany to Speak at your next event

We are each called to take up our space. One of my favorite things to do is to remind women that they are created on purpose, for a purpose. I’d love to speak to your group to remind them permission to pursue our individual purpose, passion, and possibilities was granted long ago.