Big Idea Food™ Blog

  • Your cup runs over.

    A friend of mine and I read Emotionally Healthy Spirituality together earlier this year (highly recommend it!) and a statement the author made about how we will all ultimately "die with countless unfinished projects and goals" (Ch 6, pg 221) was a hard pill for us to swallow at the time. We want to get EVERYTHING done that we were created to do and leave this life fully poured out right? And, if we...
  • God didn't put your purpose on your shoulders alone.

    As I've been exploring creating more space in my life to live & enjoy it more, I've been thinking about how short but infinitely impactful Jesus' 1st life was. I mean, He legit completed everything He was supposed to get done in 33 years. And really His ministry was only 3 years long right? So He accomplished His entire purpose in 3 years. Like, where they do that at!? Looking at His example truly has me...
  • God gave you life to enjoy it.

    For the past several weeks I've been working on defining my personal brand now that my focus has shifted to building it up. In the process, I've been refining my current offer suite and even entertaining swapping out some of the old offerings for fresh ideas I have. As exciting as pursuing new ideas is though, it hit me the other day that...
  • God needs you to show up.

    For years, I would always answer the question "what would you do if you could do anything in the world you wanted?' with two activities: 1. sing in a traveling gospel choir (soprano of course lol) and 2. just wake up and walk around ministering to people all day. In my head, I glamorized the idea of just being able to do #2 like it was #goals. Now, as it's hitting me that...

  • God is trying to talk to you but are you listening?

    "There were so many people coming and going that they couldn’t even take time to eat, so he said to them, “Come with me by yourselves to a place w...
  • Take too much.

    Last week I encouraged you to ask God for more and to even make a list of things you want to ask Him for. I wanted to follow up with two additional scriptures I came across that were speaking to me along this same vein. The first was this...
  • Ask God for more.

    Back in June I read an article in a magazine that really started to challenge my thinking around money & provision. So much so that, after reading it, I was like, ok God if this is true and I should be coming directly to You for my needs instead of "technically" going to money / myself / my business, etc, I need You to prove it to me so that I know that this revelation I've received is true. So, in July I asked Him for...
  • Give God flexibility in how to provide for you.

    Two entrepreneur friends of mine were believing God for a financial need to be met recently. One told God the specific amount of money she needed and left the "how" He would get it to her completely up to Him. The other told God exactly how she wanted Him to get her money to her. The first friend got...
  • Say yes to God's call to walk deeper into your calling.

    "Come, my shy and modest dove - leave your seclusion, come out in the open. Let me see your face, let me hear your voice. For your voice is soothi...
  • Stop doin too much: The social media edition.

    I got a lot of DM's about my decision to shut down the Big Idea Food Instagram account temporarily. It seems many of us are navigating the space around owning and managing multiple accounts too and maybe even praying about what to do in your situation. If that's you right now...
  • Your plan is plan "B".

    Hey LoveI was going to write a devotional about this topic today but, as I'm embracing more rest and ease in my life and business lately, I realized that the Instagram Live I did yesterday about this is actually enough. If you've been experiencing a feeling of anxiety or overwhelm about planning because you're...
  • God isn't holding you back, your own foolishness is.

    Just had an epiphany a few weeks ago about the fact that, while I greatly enjoy and feel fulfilled by my business, I do not have those same feels about my actual life. I know. Le sigh. As I sat with that and asked God to help me create a better life for myself, I sensed Him reminding me of some...