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…

The Best Way To Work Through

What are you trying to work through?  If you're like me, often it's not just one thing. Whatever it is, it can consume our thoughts, drain our energy, and sink us low. . . . heartbreak . . .a frustrating job . . . an unfair outcome . . . financial issues . . .…

On Waiting For A Convenient Time

When I was 30, I received my first Bible. It wasn't something that I'd always wanted; rather, I was curious about something my husband valued—spending daily time reading it. That was a new, unfamiliar, and to be honest, overwhelming idea to me. Even after he gave it to me, several days passed before I made time to…