Satisfy your Craving for Connection in 2017

After a devastating miscarriage and a season of unexpected infertility, I was finally a mother. In spite of the joy I felt, I could not shake the feeling that something was missing in my life. The beautiful burden of motherhood with all its sleepless nights, stinky diapers, and showerless days drained my strength and strained…

3 Questions to Help You Discover What You were Created to Create

Until recently, I would have never referred to myself as a “creative” or an “artist.” Why not, you ask? It’s simple really. My hands cannot create the beauty my eye longs for. My children’s stick figure drawings tower over my own and I can almost hear them whisper, “Even your kids can draw better than…

The Great Commission Can Be Our Greatest Adventure – an Interview with Cru’s Kate Maxey

For the last few years, my husband and I have been supporting a ministry called Cru (formerly Campus Crusade for Christ). Cru was established in 1951 by Bill and Vonette Bright and is actively ministering in more than 191 countries. Their purpose is to “Helping to fulfill the Great Commission in the power of the…

Simple 3-Step Pre-Christmas Purge for Your Kids {and Your Sanity}

Clutter is both my constant companion (I have 2 grade school kids!) and a threat to my peace of mind. I am always looking for new ways to control the clutter in my home, and this Pre-Christmas Purge has been a real winner for our family! [Tweet “This simple 3-step Pre-Christmas Purge has been a…

Holiday Gift Guide for Your Favorite Prayer Warrior

Early this year, I stumbled upon a woman’s prayer group at my church. My motives for joining them were not rooted in a desire to pray, but rather a desire to spend time with a friend who was temporarily leading the group. But one prayer session with those ladies, and I was hooked. There is…

Your Ultimate Purpose is Already Inscribed on Your Heart

I moved away from home when I was 17, searching for something more than my small town could provide. I traveled the globe for three years, from the outback of Australia to the mountains of British Columbia, in pursuit of my purpose. So when I felt a strong call of the Lord to return to…