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The Most Powerful Gift We Can Give

Words are one of the most powerful gifts we can give to someone we love. Words fill in the space that exists between two souls, like a magnet pulling two separate beings into one shared space. Words reveal what is hidden and create a connection that even death cannot destroy.   [Tweet “Words reveal what…

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True Confessions of a Distracted Worshiper

Have you ever found yourself in a place where you struggle to enter into authentic worship? I know that I have. Over the past few years, I’ve been wondering what is missing from my worship experience. I still love the Lord. I’m still grateful for His sacrifice upon the cross. Yet, when I enter the…

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How to Focus Your Heart on What Truly Matters this Summer Break

“Mommy, this was the best day ever,” my 8-year old daughter announced in between bites of frozen custard. It was our very first day of summer break, and we were making the most of it. After an impromptu playdate at the park with two of my best friends and their flock of 5, we headed…

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For all the moms who are struggling to survive to the end of the school year….

“Oh, no! Mommy, we were supposed to get a package of 12 hot dog buns, not 8,” my youngest exclaimed when we got home from Target last night. I was already feeling guilty for stepping foot in a Target store with the debate that has been raging in Christian circles since their new restroom policy.…

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When Life Gives You Lemonade: A Biblical Perspective on Success

There I was, in the sitting room of the orthodontist’s office, waiting for my eldest daughter to get her braces off. Normally, I would have my nose in a book or my fingers busy typing a social media update or texting my best friend. But this past week has been anything but normal. As I…

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Here is what happened when I chose to forgive my mom….

  On February 11, I wrote a blog post entitled “To the Grown Daughter who has Failed to Love Her Mother Well…” In this post, I shared openly and honestly about the many ways I had failed to love my mother well and how it had negatively impacted our relationship.  The root of the problem…