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Hi, I’m Carey -- a speaker, author, and life coach honest about my life and faith, stumbles, fumbles, and all.

My ministry focuses on helping women untangle their self-worth from the world and secure it in Jesus. And when we do, we’re free to live authentic lives… not perfect ones.

A personal invitation to be a part of my team…

This is a personal invitation to join the launch team for my new book. Your support would mean the world to me!

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Untangled_Carey ScottI can’t believe that in less than six weeks (June 2nd, to be exact), Untangled: Let God Loosen the Knots of Insecurity will release into the world.

This book is my story – my struggle – of how insecurity has consumed me, and it’s been years in the making. And it’s a story, believe me. God has untangled this girl from a pretty messy life, and there have been countless knots He has (and still is) loosening – knots that have kept me from loving myself and feeling comfortable in my own skin.

And knots I share with crazy transparency in my book.

Chances are, you’re tangled too.

With the demands and expectations we face every day, women are set-up to feel like we just don’t have what it takes. We’re left feeling like we’re just not good enough. And I’m tired of feeling that way. I think you are, too.

I’ve been hitting the topic of insecurity pretty hard lately, and am encouraged by your responses. They’ve affirmed some very deep tangles in me that wonder, “Will my story make a difference?”

And many of you have reached out and asked how you can help. The fact that you’d even ask rocks. Truth is, this message is a big one, and I appreciate your support.

I really do need your help more than I ever imagined, though. I only have one voice that can go so far. But if you join me, together our voices are louder and can reach farther.

You’ll be able to share Untangled in places I may not be able to, like with your friends and family… your church… your coffee girls… your office. Would you consider being my hands and feet and words over the next several weeks?

One way to do that is to join the Untangled Launch Team. This team is made up of people, just like you, who are willing to help me get the word out about this book.

~ There are no special requirements (except you have to be awesome, and you’ve got that covered).

~ You don’t have to be a social media expert or have an established website/blog.

~ You don’t even have to have a huge tribe of followers.

I’m just looking for women who are passionate about being free from the tangles of insecurity, and want to be freedom-fighters for other women needing encouragement and direction.

For our team members, we’ll provide …

~ an electronic copy of the book

~ a private Facebook Group community where you’ll have direct access to me for encouragement and support as you read the book and apply its principles to your own life

~ A calendar of tasks you can choose from based on your schedule, availability and preference to help share about the book.

~ Shareable images, tweets, and status updates for your use in social media.

To sign up, just click here and fill out the form. We’re accepting applications through April 30th – that’s Thursday! And we’ll notify everyone via email of “next steps.” Space is limited, so don’t wait!

I’ll be honest; I would love to meet the sales goals of my publisher. They have high expectations for Untangled. But God has been loosening that performance knot in me, and my real hope is that women everywhere will know how much they matter – that they were created on purpose, and God delights in His creation.

You see, there’s a bigger movement taking shape here. And I’m seeing it come together more and more every day. Women just like you and me are hungry for God and for the freedom His untangling will bring. We’re tired of trying to fix ourselves because it’s not working. And we’re desperate to believe we are who God says we are: beautiful, significant, worthy, and absolutely good enough.

This is so much more then book sales and revenue numbers. It’s about encouraging that woman to believe she is wonderfully made – that she doesn’t have to be perfect or prove her worth. It’s about reminding her she’s good enough simply because she is His.

THAT is what I’m all about.

And I’m glad you want to be all about that, too.

Won’t you join me?

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When you think she is better than you…

279250_Scott_AprilMayPins4We notice other women.

We notice the tall and thin ones. We notice the ones with great hair. We see the ones that always look adorable, even after a workout. We notice the home-cooked and healthy meals they create. We see their clean homes. We notice the way they bring life to a room.

We see how purposeful they parent, and how they bless their husband. We notice how selfless they are with their time and money. We see how well they treat their friends, always ready to lend a hand. We watch how they carry themselves with confidence.

And we decide they’re better than we are.

But when you focus on how God created them instead of how God created you, you forget…

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When a trusted friend hurts you

Friendship tangle-makerMy daughter sent me a text from school the other day.

“Mom, I can’t believe how mean “she” is being. She’s mad at me, and is making my life miserable. And I thought we were good friends. Can you please come pick me up? I feel all alone and worthless. ”

Oh my gosh.

Everything in me wanted to jump in my car and go get my wounded 12-year-old. I wanted to hug her, remind her how valuable she is, and then while she sits in the car with some chocolate… go have a conversation with her friend.

Girls, why do we treat each other this way? Even in our adult life, why are we careless with the heart of other women?

My daughter’s message tightened a tangle inside me that God is still working on. Obviously.

I gave her all the good-momma advice I had. I told her I was praying. I shared that this wasn’t a mountain, but a molehill and things could look very different tomorrow (it is middle school, you know). And I said I loved her very much, and was so sorry.

But our conversation put a pit in my stomach because the situation felt familiar.

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Why we play it safe with our heart… and the reason we shouldn’t

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For most of my life, I’ve had a “one-strike-and-your-out” policy in relationships.

I had been hurt so many times – and didn’t want to feel that kind of pain again – so I built a thick wall of protection around my heart. I became hyper-vigilant, standing guard over my deeply tangled self-worth with ferocity.

~ And when someone got too close.

~ When I struggled to trust motives.

~ When something didn’t feel right.

~ When my love wasn’t matched.

~ When someone wanted more than felt safe.

~ When it seemed I’d shared too much.

~ When I began to question loyalty.

~ When trusting felt too risky.

~ When someone said something that tightened a tangle.

… I added another layer of bricks.

No questions. No looking-back. No regrets.

Even knowing they were probably well-intentioned, it just seemed safer to walk away.

But in my effort to protect my wounded heart from another arrow, I missed out on the kind of community that God created me to have.

You see, when we don’t invest our time and heart… when we get stuck in unforgiveness… when we lump everyone into the same group as those who have hurt us… when we decide no one is trustworthy… when we’re always waiting for someone to fail us… we won’t find intimacy with others.

We won’t be known.

We won’t be seen.

We won’t truly be loved.

And that’s no way to live.

Ask God to untangle those places that are knotted up with hurtful memories.

Because you are worthy of love.

And girl, this world needs the love you have to offer.

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“Carey Scott is a fresh voice for women. Her straightforward, authentic approach to life and her willingness to share even the deepest parts of it combine beautifully with her love for the Lord. This book made me laugh and it made me cry, but most importantly it reminded me that even in the darkest times and places in life, my hope can be found in Christ.”

Jill Hart, founder of Christian Work at Home Ministries; author of Do Life Different