Claiming my heritage


Today, I’m wearing all black. My high heels are caked with mud from my front yard. I feel significantly un-cute. I’m in a bad place financially – but this is no one’s fault but mine. I haven’t gotten enough sleep. I’ve made some really terrible decisions. I’ve slacked on my running schedule this week, and over-achieved at consuming calories. I forgot to take an allergy pill this morning. My to-do list feels overwhelming, and my brain feels like a wimpy, deflated balloon.

I am in jeopardy.

I am so tired.

And when I get tired, my mind starts playing tricks on me. It starts trying to convince me that I am a total loser, and that everything is falling apart. And everything just MIGHT be falling apart – but I am not a loser. Even when I act like one. I’m not.

I’m a child of the King. So I refuse to act like an orphan.



  1. Deborah Barnett on January 30, 2009 at 11:02 AM

    preach it.

  2. Hush and Such on January 30, 2009 at 11:17 AM

    You hit the nail on the head…you are a child of the King- I have been learning this lately: our identity is not in our jobs, our clothes, our weight, our relationships or lack thereof, how worn down the corners of our running shoes are- it is in Him. He defines our worth. And remember we all feel like Losers on a regular basis…it’s this thing called being human. : )

  3. Annibelle on January 30, 2009 at 12:50 PM

    YOu ARE a child of the King and He comes close and whispers words of love in the softest, most tender ways sometimes. So soft that the clamor of our own thoughts often drown His out.


  4. Anonymous on January 30, 2009 at 2:18 PM

    I’m calling you after school. Hang in there– you ARE a daughter of the king. And freedom is ours to breathe in– so breathe in deep.

    You are lovely.

  5. Tad on January 30, 2009 at 2:29 PM

    You are truely a Royal Daughter.

    You are more loved than all the wonders of the earth.

    You are treasured more than 10,000 Hoards of Solomon.

    You were bought at great price from death and darkness, and you are worth every drop of blood that paid that price.

  6. Alissa Maxwell on January 30, 2009 at 2:51 PM

    “I am a child of the King. I refuse to act like an orphan.”

    Awesome. Can this be my mantra? Just brilliant.

  7. Annie Peterson on January 30, 2009 at 3:32 PM

    You ARE a child of the King! And sometimes it’s the days where we have made it so obvious that we can’t take care of ourselves where Jesus gets to come through and show just how powerful and redeeming He his. He’s big enough to take care of all of it, and He cares enough to want to.

  8. Marijke on January 30, 2009 at 3:49 PM

    thanks for blogging.

  9. Rebecca on January 30, 2009 at 4:15 PM

    Amen, sister, Princess Annie!

  10. Faith on January 30, 2009 at 7:04 PM

    I feel like this. My financial situation is d-i-r-e and I’m stressed. I’ve been acting like an orphan. Thanks for reminding me I am not!

  11. Sarah on February 1, 2009 at 3:30 PM

    This is the BEST TIME to be in dire straights… b/c EVERYONE ELSE IS, TOO. It’s awesome.

    How’s that for a positive spin? Think happy thoughts, Annie. This will all come out in the wash :).

    Don’t be a “grump,” says my word verification :).

  12. eric on February 3, 2009 at 2:22 AM

    i like your sincerity.

    you are not alone.

  13. low cost insurance on March 2, 2009 at 11:05 PM

    Over achieved on consuming calories. Have not heard it put quite like that before.

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