31 January

Never Neutral

Never Neutral

Life happens. Day after day. If we aren’t careful, we just get into our ruts and push repeat. If I’m honest, I’m a girl who loves ruts. I’m the one who can eat the same protein bar every day for years. Salted Caramel Think Thins, anyone? If your local Target is out, it’s likely I’ve […]

2 August

This Ain’t Man Church!

This Ain’t Man Church!

Being a man seems like a pretty standard experience. (I’m just sayin’!) This thing called “culture” projects a relatively universal message of what life for a man should look like. You need to grow up, get an education, find a skill, and provide for your family. As a Christian, you would contextualize that same message […]

28 June

Submission – Part 2

Submission – Part 2

My blogs this summer have been connected to my priority time through the book of Colossians. Today, I make my first deviation with a few more words on the topic that Colossians 3:18 brought front and center last week. Paul gives the instructions that wives should “submit to your husband, as is fitting in the […]

23 June

Submission – Part 1

Submission – Part 1

These days, the word submission in the context of marriage is tolerated less than a foul-mouthed teenager dropping a few choice words in a classroom. To write on it means I likely will offend many women. But before you swipe to another app, give me 5 minutes to see if we can all take one […]

15 March

9393 Days and Counting…

9393 Days and Counting…

Nine-thousand three hundred and ninety-three days ago, I was standing in a Kroger grocery store, earning my minimum wage by acting like I knew how to make corsages and floral arrangements. I’m not a highly crafty or creative kinda girl, but the Lord had a reason for me taking that summer job. It was on […]

3 November

The Unexpected Lesson from the Unexpected Run

The Unexpected Lesson from the Unexpected Run

It was a Saturday morning and somehow my son had convinced me to make a run by Krispy Kreme for him and the other large man-child still asleep on our media room couch. As I was out, I got a text from Chris asking if I wanted to run with him and Annika when I […]

3 September

Beyond My Thinking

Beyond My Thinking

A recent teenage dilemma has this mother thinking. So much so, that a few days ago when I began exploring the situation with Chris, I unknowingly said to him, “And then I thought…” four different times within a three minute window. He looked at me and smiled as he said, “You think a lot.” I […]

1 September

Breaking the Cycle of Frustration – Part 3

Breaking the Cycle of Frustration – Part 3

As I wrap up my series on breaking the cycle of frustration, I want to hit at the heart of the deeper struggles that cause us to become frustrated. The enemy is very capable of using minor things to distract us and keep us in the cycle of grumpiness. What a tragedy if we waste […]

27 August

Breaking the Cycle of Frustration – Part 2

Breaking the Cycle of Frustration – Part 2

Earlier this week, I reminisced about the good ol’ days of college bathrooms as I shared with you about my current silly bathroom frustration. Little did I know that, a few days later, I would stand in a nice hotel room having another moment of foot fear. This time, it wasn’t the fungus of a […]

25 August

Breaking the Cycle of Frustration – Part 1

Breaking the Cycle of Frustration – Part 1

Do you remember the good old college days? For some it was a few months ago and for others a few decades ago. Before the days of luxury-apartment-living on college campuses, many of us experienced the hall bathroom. One step above the hall bath experience was the bathroom you shared between two dorm rooms. Flip-flops […]