Years ago I attended a larger church. We had moved to our new town and a neighbor asked us if we had found a home for our Sunday worship. That was his clever way of discovering whether we followed Jesus. He sent us to check out the church where he had grown up. The pastor preached right through the ... Read More about Are you living in the freedom of God’s grace?
As my son and I pulled into the Hobby Lobby parking lot Thursday afternoon, my phone rang. My part-time consulting work called with urgent needs. You know that feeling when the needle scratches across vinyl? Our fun outing to get craft supplies to make adorable cloth pumpkins for our fall decor came ... Read More about Did You Ever Have One of Those Overwhelmed Days?
If you are anything like me, your life is full. Sometimes all the different responsibilities in our life seem to collide. You know the feeling? Your mind races or comes to a screeching halt. Maybe you feel forgetful. You definitely feel overwhelmed. If this sounds familiar, you have lived with ... Read More about Three quick things you can do to overcome decision fatigue
As the fall approaches, I'm preparing for church responsibilities, homeschool, and the overall shift in gears that lies ahead. As a part of women's ministry leadership, I've been having coffee dates to talk about how we can best minister to women in our congregation. I sat in Dunkin Donuts with a ... Read More about The best parenting advice I ever heard is so simple it’s crazy
I met my husband on the beach in California. We had mutual friends who went skating, played volleyball, barbecued, and went out to eat together. Jon was not my type. I had always gone for the uber-ambitious guy with a dash of "bad boy" sprinkled in for good measure. This explains why I never ... Read More about Keeping a secret from your husband is the best thing you can do for your marriage
Summer holds promise. We come to the end of the school year, panting from what my friend, Elizabeth Spencer, calls "May-Hem." We survived graduations, end-of-the-year-parties, showcases, and all the other extras. We stand at the cusp of summer with hope for rest, relaxation, fun, and all the things ... Read More about Five Things You Can Do to Make the Most of the Rest of Summer