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Listen Here! Love Takes Courage.


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Screen Shot 2015-01-08 at 12.37.38 PMYou know those mornings when you wake up feeling like you can take on the world?

Ellie Goulding’s “Burn” looping in your head, you have enough time for a run, morning prayer, meditation AND a healthy breakfast?

Yeah. Today was not that day.

It started with me falling up the stairs. Yes, up the stairs.

Then, as I turned around in the dark to pick up the food that flew off my plate…

Whhooooaaa!

Another stumble.

Left over lo mein strewn all over the carpet, I realized it was time.

Time to give in and grab a bowl of extra cheesy baked ziti, a handful of frozen Reese’s pieces and the remote.

Because that’s what you do when you fall down the stairs–twice.

You listen.

It wasn’t that I had given up. It was the exact opposite, actually.

I surrendered to the source telling me to settle down.

Last year, I learned God speaks to me in a clear and constant way; and that if I would just listen to that still small voice resonating in my heart, He would never lead me astray. Loving Deeply Gives You Courage

Listen.

Before throwing myself into the dating scene nearly a year ago. Listen.
Before every first date, lonely night, moment of shame, night of fun, morning of regret.
Listen.
Before quitting my much-loved job of nearly 5 years.
Listen.
Before booking a 10-day solo trip to Belize last summer.
Listen.
Before packing my bags after a quick visit to D.C. to move here permanently.

Listen was the one word that carried me through 2014.
Now, as I sit listening to the Kardashians talk about absolutely nothing, anticipating the unavoidable agony of another 365 days of being single, I hear another word.

Courage.

We’re only a few weeks into 2015. Presumably you haven’t fallen off the resolution rocker yet.

Everyday, I remind myself of the resolution I set for myself this year.
Exercise courage in everything I do. Today, I hope to encourage you. Be bold. Be courageous.
What ever your dream is for 2015. Whatever you hear your heart saying. Listen.

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