Beautiful You

When I go to a wedding, my favorite moment is when the groom sees his bride before she walks up the aisle to him. Sometimes his eyes brim with tears, or he works to manage emotions bursting inside him, or he takes a deep breath that seems to convey his overwhelm by this gift that…

Where Has God Brought You, Today?

I stood among 700 women I'd never met, smiling on the outside and second-guessing on the inside whether I should be here. Then the ballroom lights dimmed, the worship band began, and as if on cue after the first verse, tears streamed down my face. I wasn't sad but overcome with gratitude to God. I…

All Of Life Is Not Right Now

  It was February. My involvements were comfortably manageable (which wasn't often the case), and I liked the rhythm of my week. Then one morning when I was praying, this thought came, "Step out of everything." Wait, what?! "Step out of everything." A baffled reaction whirled in me over the next few days—This doesn't make…

Things I Learned After I Said Yes

I have no idea how to do that!  Where will I find the time?  Uncomfortableness and overwhelm hovered in my heart. At the same time, a stronger pull captivated my attention. Only months had passed since our move from Texas to South Carolina, and the days were full. . . Have you ever noticed how…

Audio Book ~ Becoming A Peaceful Mom

So this happened!! Now there is an audio-book for Becoming A Peaceful Mom—Through Every Season of Raising Your Child and I’m the narrator! I’ve talked to so many moms who have a stack of books that they want to read, have partly read, or have-started-to-read-five-times.  That was me when our kids lived at home, and…

For Moms: Live Forward!

How is this going to affect our relationship? Have I hurt him so deeply that . . . Ohh, I regret my tone of voice! I wish I could undo . . . I wrestled through thoughts like these countless times over the years of raising our children, beginning when they were toddlers and through…

How To Give When We Feel Empty

I don’t have anything else to give. I'm tired of trying. I’m done. Do you have anyone in your life who is just hard to love sometimes?  We try. We pray. We seek advice or perspective from others. We try again . ,. and sometimes we get tired of trying. God knows we are going…