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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.

Why we say THIS… and a FREE way to do it.

Sometimes…

… a kind word can change the course of your day.

… being recognized for helping out a friend can fill your heart.

… knowing someone sees value in you being part of their life can lift your spirits.

But too often, we don’t take the time to let others know we are THANKFUL for them.

Let’s change that.

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Here’s what I’m challenging you to do:

1) Download and print this FREE “Thankful” printable (card stock will make it sturdier!).

2) Identify 6 different people who have blessed your life, and then choose the perfect card for each of them.

3) Write a short note on back, sharing why you’re thankful for them.

4) Make sure you “gift it” between now and December 1st (that gives you 11 days!)

And you know what? When you intentionally decide to show your appreciation for someone through your words, you’re making a great choice.

Why?

Listen to this…

Words kill, words give life; they’re either poison or fruit—you choose.” (Proverbs 18:21)

So friends… let your words breathe life.

Let the words you share be as sweet as fruit.

Because a kind word can fill a weary heart in a moment.

And honestly, don’t we all need that?

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 P.S. Hurry… Printable is FREE for LIMITED TIME!

P.S.S. Know someone who might want this FREE printable, too? Please pass it along! 

When her words bruise your heart

It doesnt matter

I don’t want to be your friend. At least not this year. And probably not the next year either.”

My brokenhearted, 11-year-old daughter came home from her volleyball practice in tears after hearing these words from a girl on her new team.

Can’t we just be so mean (even now, years past middle school)?

And truth is, breaking into new groups isn’t easy. Sometimes they feel threatened and lash-out to protect their territory. 

Ugh… few things hurt more than feeling rejected.

And so for the next little bit – as she climbed into my bed – we talked about the messages those hurtful words spoke deep into her heart.

The ones that assaulted her self-worth.

The ones that triggered some of my own woundings.

The ones that she will encounter – I will encounter – you will encounter – again.

And again.

And again.

Then I whispered this into her weary soul:

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Why we struggle with forgiveness… and what to do about it.

Every once in a while you come across a woman who is the real-deal. One who loves Jesus and walks her faith out loud. My friend Jenny is one of those women. And I am humbled to introduce her to you. If you like what she shares, you can find more of the same in her new book below. Enjoy…

FORGIVENESS

It’s a decision I can never take back.

And it’s left me questioning my entire being.

I’ve hated who I’ve become, and erupt into anger (often) over the stupidity of my actions.

I cry all the time, laugh only a little, and can’t help but to constantly think about the mistakes I’ve made. The way I’ve hurt my loved ones, damaged a relationship, and broken a trust.

Worse?

I’m facing the realization that these choices can’t be undone no matter how hard I try, or how badly I want to.

It’s as if I spend more time focused on the sin that was committed rather than the forgiveness I’ve been afforded.

And there’s a reason: I see the disappointment in their faces, the hurt in their eyes, and I know I’m the cause of it.

I’m the reason they’re struggling, and the forgiveness I desire above all else seems impossible to receive.

Except for One.

This guy, Jesus—He went to battle in order to wipe these sins of mine away.

In His eyes, I am redeemed. Pure as snow, washed clean. I’m forgiven by Him.

I am loved.

And I guess that’s all that should matter.

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I have a voice, and so do you.

what you think matters

Sometimes it’s exhausting trying to play by the rules. Because there are lots of them. And they change all the time.

And so often, we accidentally cross lines we don’t want to cross because the boundaries are fuzzy.

Heck, sometimes I struggle to even know what the rules are.

We live in a world where we have to over-think and over-analyze every word we share. Because if we say the wrong thing, in the wrong way, at the wrong time… we offend.

And honestly, most of us aren’t trying to offend.

Most of us don’t want to alienate others.

Our hope… our heart’s desire… is to be agents of peace.

Cuz there’s enough crazy already going around, and we don’t need to add to it. Does that preach?

But the problem is…

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