I don’t know what you’re facing, but I know you’re tired. I know you come to the end of your rope every single day, but you keep pushing forward. It’s exhausting, but you don’t have to face these battles alone. You never have, and you never will. God is right beside you, and He longs … Continue reading You Don’t Have to Face Your Battles Alone
Saturday mornings are for sweet treats. My girls love baking. They both tell people they want to be pastry chefs in the future, so they are always eager to help.But baking with little ones always means there's going to be more of a mess than if I do it on my own. Cleaning up from … Continue reading The Mess that Surrounds You
I never saw her face-to-face. I never heard the sound of her voice. And yet, she touched my heart. It has been a year since she passed away, and she is deeply missed. Alora M. Knight lived to be 99 years old, and she did not waste her time on earth. What a blessing it … Continue reading A Faithful Servant
Mama friend, I know you are unhappy with your weight. You stand on the scale and wonder how the number has gotten so high. You look in the mirror, and your pre-baby figure has been replaced with curves you never knew could appear. But you know what? That body has done incredible things. It carried babies, it … Continue reading For the Mama Struggling with Her Weight
I have partnered with Cassie Hoyt and The Children's Book Review to bring you a book review of Cassie's newest book, I Miss You Most. When we can't be near those we love, recalling memories can provide some comfort. Cassie Hoyt tells a sweet story of children remembering all the fun things they do with grandparents, … Continue reading Book Review – I Miss You Most
As a mom of little ones, sometimes it’s hard to get together with friends. It feels like we’re pulled in many different directions, and yet we end up living a life of isolation because of all the immediate demands of raising children. Join me at Just Between Us as I share about a time … Continue reading The Blessing of an Interrupted Routine
I have partnered with The Children’s Book Review and author Bianca Schulze to bring you a special book review and giveaway of her newest book, Who Loves the Dragon? Dragon is excited for the Friendship Festival – one of the happiest times of the year, but she’s feeling sad and lonely because her friends, the … Continue reading Book Review – Who Loves the Dragon?
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