18 October

Talking Trash – Part 2

Talking Trash – Part 2

Words. We take them for granted. When my daughter began speech therapy at age 3, and again when she began tutoring for dyslexia in the third grade, I remember being dumbfounded by the complex number of things that happen from the time our eyes see a group of letters to the end product of saying […]

11 October

Talking Trash – Part 1

Talking Trash – Part 1

Someday, I’ll write about the complete craziness of this season of our life. For now, though, let’s just say that I’ve never lived with more spontaneity, more trust, more faith, and (some days) more fear. We have literally been put in a place that necessitates we explore each and every door that God opens. Many […]

4 October

Don’t Think

Don’t Think

Don’t think. Think. Don’t think. I’m exploring to see if there is actually some merit to this approach. I’ve always been a learner. I read non-fiction to learn. I like to be a student. I like to think. But… there’s a dark side to thinking. It’s one thing to explore new ideas and test hypotheses; […]

20 September

Mercy Upon Mercy

Mercy Upon Mercy

I’ve messed up. If you’re old enough to read this, you’ve messed up, too. Messes come in different sizes, and if you have an entire variety pack of different failures, you are perfectly normal. I think about the many times when I’ve lost my cool with my kids. I try not to think about times […]

13 September

Can you dance?

Can you dance?

Dancing. There are people who dance and there are people who don’t dance. In between them is a wide chasm.

6 September

Waiting for a place to land

Waiting for a place to land

There are all sorts of personalities out there. Some are strong and vibrant. Some are reserved and finessed. But regardless of our personalities, all of us have opinions.

30 August

3 Things I’ve learned from U-Haul

3 Things I’ve learned from U-Haul

I recently had my second opportunity to drive a U-Haul truck. This is something many of us have dreamed of as a child. Not. So, as we take a turn to the lighter side today, here are my top 3 takeaways from my life-changing adventure… 1. Assume a U-Haul driver has no business driving that […]

16 August

Choosing to be a Noah

Choosing to be a Noah

Sometimes I think I spend too many blogs talking about adversity and pain. (I’m open to feedback… comment away!) But one perspective might be that when we’re struggling, that’s when we need a word of encouragement the most. My prayer is that this blog is always an encouragement to you.  In my priority time yesterday, […]

9 August

Setting our Freshmen up for Success

Setting our Freshmen up for Success

For four years, I’ve posted a blog every August to connect prayer warriors with incoming high school and college freshmen. When I started, I had two children who had already experienced their freshman years in high school, but the transition to college was something still unknown to us. Today as I write, both my children […]

2 August

Girl Mom Warning

Girl Mom Warning

32 on her ACT34 DD bra sizeAthleteArtistBrown hairBlue eyes A very superficial and worldly description, but most would scan that list and imagine the All-American girl. Indeed, any mother would look at a girl with these attributes and be certain her daughter had it made. However, having recently been introduced to this girl, one of her […]