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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I’m struggling to remember

I’m struggling to remember

It’s always been true.  I am not what I do.  I am not the sum of  what I check off  on the to-do list.  I’ve always believed that, even if sometimes I’ve  not acted like it.  And I am struggling  to remember. Here in this time.  Here in this space.  I am not what I...

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You’re never far

You’re never far

We might be five miles apart,  next door, or 2500 miles away from each other.  But you’re never far.  Distance can’t change  what the heart holds.  Distance can’t dilute  our determination  to care for one  another well.  We will find a way. Distance cannot weaken...

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See the miracles

See the miracles

The sun shines on my back while the moon's glow lights up my face. It is still daytime but the moon arrived early. I love it when the moon appears in the sky at the same time as the sun. It's two miracles at once. The sun to grow life. the moon to light up the...

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Not alone

Not alone

You're not alone. You're not alone. And if you are convinced you are - I'm there, too. I may feel raw, unseen, and unsteady. But friend, I am not alone. You are weak from bracing against the assault of the relentless wind but I need you to shift your gaze. Look up....

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A lesson from anoles

A lesson from anoles

The flat, preserved anoles in my sister’s door frame make me a little sad. Why didn’t you move, little lizards? Maybe you had hung out in the door frame before and you thought you were safe. Perhaps you didn’t recognize the danger in delay. Maybe you were comfortable....

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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.