21 July

My Superhero

My Superhero

I’m the wife who doesn’t post lots of things about her stud muffin husband. For better or worse, I rarely choose to publicly write the sweet, gushy things online for birthdays or Father’s Day. Don’t misunderstand me: Chris is incredible in every way. But I live with the tension of wanting to encourage people that […]

14 May

Parenting from two different planets

Parenting from two different planets

If you could measure how much freedom Chris had in his home as a teenager, I had the equivalent amount of limitations. The parenting styles in each of our homes were as different as chocolate and vanilla. I remember having a conversation with a counselor about a decade ago. As we were casually talking, he […]

5 May

The Secret Sauce

The Secret Sauce

In my last blog, I mentioned how convicted I was that I needed to focus less on what the woman in Proverbs 31 actually accomplished and be more intentional to model her attitude. Before I leave this familiar Proverb, I feel compelled to point out another epiphany I had while I was digesting this passage. […]

30 April

You can do less

You can do less

Not long after becoming a Christian, I became aware of the most famous, nameless Christian woman. She is the standard. She is the one who either inspires us to keep striving, or makes us cringe from a sense of inadequacy. I had her “name” imprinted on my bible years ago. No pressure. She’s the one […]

21 April

How long will it take?

How long will it take?

Are there things you’ve been trying to fix for years? Have you been begging God to remove a fear you battle? … or replace an unhealthy thought? … heal a gaping hole in your heart? Are you worn out from trying to talk sense into that family member or friend? Have you been praying for […]

9 April

The Unintended Exchange

The Unintended Exchange

In a recent blog, I mentioned that I’d committed to go to bed by 10:00pm this year and made everyone else in our house miserable in the process. At 9:59pm, you would’ve thought I was Cinderella trying to get home from the ball before the last stroke of midnight… minus the pretty dress, hair, and […]

7 April

Did I Fail?

Did I Fail?

I spent much of my childhood dreaming of being the next Oprah Winfrey or Donald Trump. My husband spent his childhood and adolescence visualizing himself as the next Fred Couples… (that’s golf, for those of you who skipped Sports Center in the 1990s!). We’re not short on goals in our home. Yet not one of […]

2 April

Silent but Violent

Silent but Violent

As Chris and I have entered the world of podcasts, one of my recent assignments was to begin to listen to a variety of podcasts to continue learning and improving. One particular episode that I listened to by Andy Stanley mentioned the idea of an unworthy goal. I started thinking about the idea. Some people […]

24 March

Community Matters

Community Matters

The budget is tight. Summer camps and activities for kids put a strain on the budget of almost any family with children. A few months ago, we had no idea that our daughter would play lacrosse, let alone have an out-of-town tournament. As we learned of a trip to Atlanta, we had to decide if […]

17 March

Would You Risk It?

Would You Risk It?

Last Friday, I attended a funeral for the husband of a friend of mine. I was fine until the family processed out of the sanctuary. At that point, the shock and pain on the inside became visible on the outside as my grieving friend grasped for the strength to physically leave the building. Only by […]