My husband is in the final six months of seminary. For nine years, he was a teacher, but during that time, he felt God nudging him toward ministry. We prayed about it but didn’t know what all of it meant. We didn’t know where God was leading, but we could feel him stirring something within … Continue reading When You Can’t See the Whole Picture
I have partnered with The Children's Book Review and Harper Collins to bring you a special book review of Christine Day's newest book, The Sea in Winter. Be sure to check out the book giveaway at the end of the post. Maisie feels as though everything has changed after suffering a knee injury while doing … Continue reading Book Review – The Sea in Winter
“I’m not a people person.” I’ve said that my entire life. I’m very much an introvert. I’m content with time alone, and that's what rejuvenates me. The thought of being with a lot of people at once is exhausting. But you know what? My husband made an astute observation recently that restructured my thinking on … Continue reading I’m an Introverted People Person
Have you ever had moments where you’ve questioned how or why God wanted to use you? Abraham was old, and yet his offspring became as numerous as the stars. Moses had a speech problem, and yet God used him to free the Israelites from bondage. Rahab was a prostitute, and yet God used her to … Continue reading God Can Use Us, Flaws and All
My sweet child, Kids can be mean. I hate that you know that reality. I hate that I can’t protect you from it or take away the pain that comes from it. But I hope you know you are loved beyond measure. You are an amazing person with so much to offer the world, and … Continue reading The Mean Kids Are Hurting
Friend, what does your heart long for? Peace, love, hope, security, friendship? God is all of those and so much more. He is waiting to lavish all those things on you. He is seeking after you, desiring that you come to Him and place your burdens at His feet. He is more capable than we … Continue reading What Do You Long For?
Don’t you see how far you’ve come? Don’t you see all the obstacles that no longer stand in your way? You’ve persisted. You’ve pushed through it. You haven’t given up. Day after day, you’ve continued to show up. I know there have been times you’ve wanted to throw in the towel, but you haven’t. You’ve … Continue reading When You Wonder If You Can Take One More Step
A friend of mine from college and her husband recently bought an amazing piece of property for their family. I was happy for her, but instantly, I could feel a pang of jealousy shoot through me. I wanted that to be news I could share, but it's not, and I could feel discontentment swirl around … Continue reading The Struggle for Contentment
Join me at Her View From Home as I share an open letter about love and marriage. Time passes and life brings many changes, but some things will remain the same. “You’re still the one.You’ll always be the one.”
I have partnered with The Children's Book Review and Acorn Publishing to bring you a special book giveaway of What To Do About Your Monsters. It's a perfect read aloud for any young child who struggles to go to sleep at night. ENTER HERE for your chance to win a signed copy of What To … Continue reading Book Giveaway – What To Do About Your Monsters
Lord, we pray for the mama whose heart is utterly shattered. Lord, she’s facing the loss of a sweet, sweet baby. She doesn’t know where to turn, and it feels like this pain is never going to ease. It feels as though she will never be able to move forward. Lord, you are with her … Continue reading A Prayer for the Mama Facing Pregnancy or Infant Loss
I have partnered with The Children's Book Review and author Cassie Hoyt to bring you a special review of Cassie's new book, Hatch! Be sure to check out the special giveaway at the end of the review. Hatch! by Cassie Hoyt is a fun story for babies and toddlers. It is structured in the same way … Continue reading Book Review – Hatch!
There is so much division and negativity in our country these days. It’s discouraging hearing people tear others apart, and it’s so easy to play into that nonsense. It’s easy to get swept up in what everyone else is doing instead of standing out and doing something counter-cultural. Sometimes it’s hard to take the time … Continue reading Be the Person Who Encourages
Sometimes my schedule overwhelms me. It feels as though I’m juggling too many things. My plate is overflowing, and I’m simply trying to survive. When I become overwhelmed, I’m quick to respond in ways that hurt the people around me. I snap at my kids and husband. I also allow the stress to pull my … Continue reading Pause and Pray
The Bible is filled with imperfect people pointing to the perfection of God. It’s filled with stories of people who messed up time and time again, and yet God used them. Even mighty people of faith like David and Abraham were flawed, but God used them for tremendous things. God can and will use you. … Continue reading God Uses Imperfect People