Dear 2023, I have to admit that I’m terrified that you’ve arrived. I’ve been nervously anticipating your arrival long before 2022 ended. I suppose that, in and of yourself, you aren’t scary at all. The real reason that I’m so afraid of you is because I fear that things won’t go according to plan…specifically, according to my plan.
When I started to make the challenging transition from childhood to adulthood, I also started feeling angsty at Christmastime. I wanted Christmas to be a happy holiday, but that didn’t feel possible anymore. Nothing felt the same as it had felt when I was a little kid—giddy to buy gifts, make gifts, and (without a doubt) get gifts. What happened to all those Christmas feels that I had when I was a kid?
Normally, this is the day that I would post a written encouragement to you about celebrating Thanksgiving (even if it's hard to celebrate this year, even if you don't feel like expressing gratitude, etc.). But to spice up your Thanksgiving week (*inert chuckle at Grace's attempt to be punny*), I wanted to share this 90-second video with you in preparation of this holiday. Happy Thanksgiving, friends!
Hi friends! A ton of ideas have been brewing in my mind recently about the Tizzie's Tidbits of Truth ministry, so I created this super short survey below to get your feedback on TTT. The survey will close on October 31, 2022, so please fill it out by then. Thanks so much for taking the time to do this! I look forward to seeing your feedback!
One of my goals at TTT is to share encouraging content with you, and that is certainly my goal for today's post. This wasn't an easy post for me to prepare because it involves the death of a young woman due to a severe eating disorder. However, her mom, Dr. Lisa L. Billings, demonstrates great courage in transparently discussing her daughter's eating disorder and the sadness that she has experienced as a result of it. Not only do I want this post to be an encouraging reminder to unconditionally love those in your life who are battling an eating disorder, but I also want this post to be an encouraging reminder that because of Jesus' suffering and death, we can find purpose in our deepest sadness. He wants to draw us near, friends.
For the 4th of July, I decided to write a romantic poem (ooh la la, right?) instead of writing about freedom or patriotism. While I definitely hope your day is patriotic and freedom-filled no matter what your relationship status is, this poem specifically goes out to my single ladies who are facing the holiday alone. Wave one of those sparklers for me and relish the fact that even if you feel alone, you're not alone. Happy Independence Day (ba-dum-ch!).
Real Recovery: What Eating Disorder Recovery Actually Looks Like is officially three months old! You know what that means...it's time for a giveaway! Check out this short video to learn how to enter to win your free copy of Real Recovery!
While there’s nothing wrong with having a tradition-less Easter holiday, I think the fact that Jesus died for our sins and rose from the grave to conquer death is worth celebrating! And we celebrate well with traditions in place, don’t we? (I believe we also find great comfort in traditions.) So, if you’re interested in starting a new tradition this Easter, I hope you consider these five ideas.