Finding Joy in Our Limitations

This week’s #livefreeThursday prompt from Suzie Eller is “breaking out of my bubble.” I recently broke out of my own bubble by agreeing to do my very first podcast interview with the beautiful Lauren Gaskill from Making Life Sweet. It’s alway a bit scary to try new things, but I am so grateful for the…

What is Your Refinement Assignment?

When my husband and I got engaged in 2004, we immediately started looking for a house to purchase. It didn’t take us long to decide on this little gem located on the south side of my hometown. It had a lot of square footage for the price and a huge back yard for the millions…

Are you ready to STOP hiding in plain sight?

  I see you. Across the room, sitting quietly in your chair fidgeting with your pen. I see you. Off in the corner, flipping through the pages of your Bible. I see you. Sitting beside me, quietly observing the conversation but never engaging. But, the question I have for you today is…how clearly do you…

What is Your Signature Sin?

  Chocolate. Coffee. Spaghetti. French Fries. Pizza. Asking me to define my signature sin is like asking me to pick a favorite food. Impossible. I adore the many tantalizing flavors this life has to offer as deeply as I detest the sinfulness that creeps into my heart when I least expect it.   But to pick…

To the Grown Daughter who has Failed to Love her Mother Well…

“I want to be in relationship with people who love me unconditionally,” my mom quietly admitted, tears streaming down her face. Like a dagger to my heart, the truth seeped into my soul and revealed something ugly I had never before seen. I had not loved her well. What do you do when you realize,…

Which is more valuable? The Flower or the Dirt….

“Dirty Dusty Feet” Ever since reading Suzie Eller’s #LiveFreeThursday writing prompt for this week, I haven’t been able to get gardening off of my mind. I am an avid gardener and during the summer months, my feet are rarely clean. In fact, I can barely make it through the day without washing off my dirty…