Live Original

My sweet girl is going into 4th grade. I feel like 4th grade is a whole ‘nother thing from where we’ve been. When I went into 4th grade, they had just redistricted the schools and I was going to a new school. I have vivid memories of that year–my teacher not liking how I did dot […]

The Warrior Poet

My son graduated from Kindergarten last week. Graduated. From Kindergarten. Well, he didn’t quite make the graduation because he had a fever but still. That first year of school. The first lunchbox. The first backpack. It’s all over. When we filled out his application for our hybrid-homeschool, they wanted to know about Asa’s strengths. I […]

Becoming a Spiritually Healthy Family

You know what I love about God? OK, there are a lot of things, but one thing I like is that He is always using word pictures and symbols. God describes himself as a bird that will hide us under his wings, he tells us His Word is like snow, our sins are scarlet and […]

Missional Women

Over the years I’ve written for a lot of different blogs. Everything from Disney to TV to motherhood! I don’t write for others as much because, let’s face it, I don’t like being on someone else’s schedule. (!!) I’m a say-yes-to-everything kinda person but I’ve learned over the past few years that I need to stay […]

Encouraging Conversations

So, my friend Crystal Stine asked me if I would like to be a part of her 31 Days series, “Encouraging Conversations” where she talks to some of her fave encouraging folks about…well, about their favorite topic. Do I want to talk about MY favorite topic for all the internets to see? Hello! Sign me […]

There’s Nothing Routine About Routine

Like that lovely screenshot? Today, Lisa-Jo Baker and I are chatting via Google Hangout about her book, Surprised by Motherhood! She’s 8 chapters into her book club right now and I hope you’ll take a few minutes to hear her words (and mine, too) about two of my favorite chapters in her book.  You cannot walk […]

Making Your Car a Sanctuary

I’ve always wanted our kids to feel the most comfortable, the most celebrated and the most accepted in our home. My friend Kat takes it a step further and says she wants her children to feel God’s presence–his peace, love and goodness when they climb into the minivan after school and practices.  I love the […]