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 […]

14 April

Extra Drive

Extra Drive

When we moved two years ago, a pool was a top priority. We decided we wanted to have a home where our teenagers would want to invite their friends to hang out. We found a house with a pool. Mission accomplished. Now comes the education process of learning how to maintain the pool. Growing up […]

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 […]

19 March

Unintended Consequences

Unintended Consequences

Do you ever realize you’ve said something you had no intention of saying? I’ve put my foot in my mouth more times than I can keep track of. I’ve introduced myself to people who I should’ve known and felt like an idiot. I’ve found myself accidentally blurting out the standard, “How are you?” to someone […]

12 March

Are you ready to make some repairs?

Are you ready to make some repairs?

Chris and I are not the fixer-upper types. We’re actually the farthest things from it. One of my favorite funny stories about Chris that I like to share happened early in our marriage. The bulb in our nightstand lamp went out. Chris noticed it and asked me if I would please throw out the lamp […]

5 March

Take Courage!

Take Courage!

This past weekend, the women of Highpoint Church were able to gather for Getaway 2015. While not every Highpoint woman was able to attend, I’m pretty certain every woman – Highpointer or not – needs more of what we discussed this weekend: courage. The reasons are probably very different for each of us. Maybe you […]

3 March

You Really Don’t Matter

You Really Don’t Matter

This past weekend, the women of Highpoint Church had the opportunity to leave their normal routines and attend Getaway 2015. On the first night, I was honored to share a message on the subject of courage through the story of King Asa’s obedience in 2 Chronicles 15. It was a sweet night and over the […]