2 February

Only Remember Me

Only Remember Me

We’ve all been there. Do you remember that difficult season you couldn’t wait to get past? Whether it was right after you moved to a new city and felt loneliness crowding you in, or maybe when you hung your head every time you went out, certain that your failure or your family’s crisis was evident […]

14 January

Compassion Without Compromise

Compassion Without Compromise

There are times when my children swear that as parents we’re different from their friends’ simply because Chris is a pastor. It makes my blood boil if you catch me at the right (or wrong) time. I fiercely believe that we parent the way we do because we’re Christians. If we tried to live up […]

19 November

Fill and a Little Spill – Part 2

Fill and a Little Spill – Part 2

Earlier this week, I addressed the most common reason we avoid making disciples: The enemy attempts to make us useless by convincing us we’re inadequate. Many of us are certain we aren’t knowledgeable enough or good enough. In reality, these two lies of inadequacy have paralyzed some believers for decades. If that’s you, I encourage […]

17 November

Fill and a Little Spill – Part 1

Fill and a Little Spill – Part 1

In the last few weeks, I’ve had the privilege of speaking to many women about the topic of discipleship. It’s so important to realize that the Lord intends for us to be available to be both poured into and to pour into others. At Highpoint, my husband recently taught a series called The Bucket Project: […]

12 November

Why Bother?

Why Bother?

I’ve recently been invited to teach at a variety of women’s events. While I count it a complete honor to be able to speak to women, there are those moments when I ask the question: Will this even matter? It’s a question that I think every Christian communicator asks at some point. You pray, you […]

22 October

Blown Away By Kindness

Blown Away By Kindness

As many of you know, I’ve been in the process of revising my Miss Perfect bible study on biblical womanhood. It’s been a long and laborious process. There have been days when I’ve wondered why on earth I’m doing this, and other days when I’ve been completely confident that I’m doing exactly what God would […]

18 August

Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes

Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes

Head, shoulders, knees and toes, knees and toes… Wondering if this brings back childhood memories for some of you? Similar to songs like the Hokey Pokey, you’re not really sure why you ever sang it, but that tune can automatically pop up in your mind the moment someone mentions the title. Perhaps even the hand […]

13 August

Pick A Freshman

Pick A Freshman

At this time of year, there are lots of send-offs. For some, you watched your child walk down a school hallway for the first time. The backpack looked like it could cause your sweet thing to topple over. You can’t believe kindergarten is here. For others, you sent your adult child off to another country […]

7 May

Don’t you chop my daughter like that!

Don’t you chop my daughter like that!

“Don’t you chop my daughter like that!” were the words I heard shouted by a mother of the opposing team at my daughter’s recent lacrosse game. I was a little startled by the comment. Don’t worry – there were no knives involved. It’s a term in reference to a move in lacrosse. Nonetheless, it was not […]

28 April

Take lessons from the King of kings

Take lessons from the King of kings

I intentionally avoid using commentaries during my priority time. They’re a terrific resource when I’m doing my bible study. But if I wander to external help during my daily time with the Lord, I find that the academic excursion often results in me deflecting from actually applying God’s truth to my life. Haven’t we all […]