I slowly cut open a box that UPS had delivered last week on a cold, wet March morning. I couldn’t remember what I had ordered because, lets face it, most of my life arrives by prime. To my surprise, I opened the box and pulled out a carton of plastic eggs. I know that probably […]
To wake up every morning, determined to struggle well. Not to be the perfect mom, not to compare or compete with other moms, but to be the unique mom God intended for my unique child. To make every effort to be present and disconnect, discovering peace in the tension of rest and effort, healthy rhythms […]
Cue the Rocky theme music. I’m putting my game face on. And you should to. Life is hard and tough and if we want to thrive—not just survive—we need to get even tougher. Want to find your purpose and destiny? Tired of living a boring, ordinary life? Well, you don’t have to. There is more […]
Women of God . . . we are hearing a loud and persistent message. We are being told to hustle more, aspire for greater and aim for bigger. And when it comes to ministry and calling, the breadth of your influence is more important than the depth of it. The more money you make, friends […]
Take me back. Just for a day. I want to see those blonde curls bouncing across her chubby little cheek. I want to see that popsicle stained mouth and wash those sticky hands again. I want to hear her giggle as I push her for the hundredth time on that squeaky swing in the park […]
When I began to realize my tendency toward people-please, coupled with an unhealthy desire for approval and affirmation, I became keenly aware of the power and control that simple words had over me. Here’s how it would play out. I could be having the most terrible, awful, no good, very bad day, but if someone […]
Motherhood is hard. We are often overwhelmed, exhausted and weary in the work. In this stage of life we feel guilty. It’s a season to embrace imperfection. It’s a great season.
You know what breaks my heart more than almost anything? Hurting people. My child was one of them the other night. We were all tired and I realize that emotions often run on high gear with fatigue. But when I saw the tears running down his face, I knew there was something deeper happening. Boys […]