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

HELL 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

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See my boy

See my boy

Sweet, little toes. Precious nose.  Chubby cheeks.  First steps. Belly laughs. ABCs and 123s. Strong legs run fast. Make-me-laugh antics. Off to kindergarten. Discovers Spiderman. Makes new friends wherever he goes.  He loves any and every kind of sport that includes...

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A tinge of sweet

A tinge of sweet

It belongs - but it doesn’t. Wrong temperatures,  wrong soil,  incorrect amount of precipitation and yet… the pineapple seems to be quite happy here  in Georgia soil. It’s wrong, but it is right. It’s unexpected,  shocking,  and sweet at the  same time.  Sometimes,...

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A manifesto on being

A manifesto on being

Dial it back Cuddle up Keep it simple Make it special Listen Learn Understand Rest Create Take up your space Feel what you feel Don’t dwell there Hold hope Cling to truth Let go of what you can't hold. Be safe Pray Strengthen roots Extend grace Be present Grow Give Be...

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Sown in the Unknown

Sown in the Unknown

Somehow, someway,  something grew.  I don’t remember  planting, watering  or fertilizing the fruit I am holding. At some point something  found good soil,  put down roots, grew green shoots,  blossomed and now I have fruit. I am astounded  to be holding fruit. When...

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Veil of fog

Veil of fog

Fog. Thick, real. Joy and hope play a game of hide and seek I did not ask to participate in. The future holds question marks - so many unknowns... The fog clouds vision, tangles emotion, and I just want to hibernate. The swath of clouds hangs over every area of life...

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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.