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 […]

26 July

Hardest Workout Ever

Hardest Workout Ever

Burpees. The worst. Push ups? Wish I could. Not really.  Does anyone really like working out? I know many do (or at least they say they do) because it’s all over every social media feed. I like the results from it, but the actual moving of limbs and contorting my body? Eh. It takes a really unique […]

5 July

Where do you belong?

Where do you belong?

Where do you belong? If you’re married, it’s probably a simpler question to answer. And if your relationship with your spouse is good, you can confidently confirm that you’re wanted and that you have somewhere you belong. The addition of children quickly adds other layers of relationships and the ability to identify with people. Think […]

28 June

Beautiful Places

Beautiful Places

I’ve been blessed to travel to many beautiful places. It’s actually a running joke in our house. On one occasion, about ten years ago, someone asked me if I’d ever traveled out of the States. My reply – “No, not really… just once or twice for ministry” – immediately produced an odd glance from my […]

21 June

When Broken Happens

When Broken Happens

Sigh. I left last week’s blog conflicted. I’m usually the person who looks at things from multiple angles, wanting to be sensitive to everyone’s perspective. But last week, I simply longed to encourage the dads in our lives. Being a dad is hard. It’s often a thankless job. I desperately wanted all the fathers in […]

14 June

Giving All They Got

Giving All They Got

As a woman, I’d be very leery if my husband said he understood what it was like to be a mom. Can you imagine? Fortunately, he’s smart enough to never suggest that! What man knows all of the thousands of details that spin in a mom’s mind as she lays down at night? What man […]

7 June

The Power of Questions – Part 2

The Power of Questions – Part 2

Life is full of decisions. For most of us, we truly want to make the best decisions possible, but the undeniable right answer isn’t always obvious. We can see the clear distinction between right and wrong with some choices, but many decisions are more complex. There’s the difference between choosing good or great. There are […]