Showing posts from July, 2024


It's been a busy couple of months and I'm trying to make sure I stay present so I can enjoy each moment. It's easy to race through my days with the sole goal of checking things off my to-do list, but I want to actually enjoy the process as well. My daughter's bridal shower is next Saturday and there has been lots to do to get ready for that. I'm getting very excited! I've also been practicing my cupcake decorating so friends and family have been my taste testers since I don't want to eat sweets. I've been busy crafting. Then there has been the normal every day things happening. Zoom meetings. Love these ladies from countries around the world as we serve the women in our denomination. Working on speaking engagements, church ministry and district ministry. Making meals. Cleaning the house and prepping herbs from my garden. Sitting through meetings with my son's care team that provide him with services that he needs. Getting out to exercise and enjoy na


I found myself reacting badly to a conversation this week and I thought, "What in the world is wrong with you, Terri?" I couldn't figure out why I was feeling so sensitive and prickly. I could feel the dysregulation in my spirit and I knew these conversations were triggering some deep-seated, multi-layered emotions that had nothing to do with what was actually being said.  But as I did some self-reflection and tried to figure out what was causing the internal turmoil, I realized what it was. It had nothing to do with the comments themselves which really weren't given in a mean-spirited way. The comments were creating a knee-jerk response within me based on my past experiences.  I was emotionally transported back to my growing up years where I never fit in, didn't feel like I belonged, was the last picked for every single sporting event and felt rejected by many of the adults in my life. As these conversations triggered some buried memories and emotions I found mys

Revisiting my Yearly Goals at the Six Month Mark

I arrived home yesterday afternoon after being away all weekend. I had  a speaking engagement as well as hosting a district event for women and speaking there. Between all the driving, speaking, visiting and organizing, it caught up with me last night and I fell fast asleep at 7 p.m. and woke up at 5:15 this morning. I was tired! It was such a wonderful weekend and my heart was full as I saw His word encourage others. I'm thankful for the ministry opportunities that the Lord gives me. We are in a new month and the push is beginning for wedding preparations. I am hosting Emily's bridal shower, along with her maid-of-honor, on July 20th and then her wedding is August 31st.  While there are a lot of moving pieces, it's fun to prepare. I love event-planning and a wedding is event-planning on steroids!  Of course, I still have district and church things to focus on as well so I'm making a plan and working it. I'm also working ahead on many things as much as possible. One