When Circumstances Overwhelm Us

I have friends in Houston, Texas, and surrounding towns—you may also—who are experiencing the rains and winds of Hurricane Harvey's lingering effects. For all that can be predicted, they know they have to wait and then live through what actually comes. And that's hard. At the same time, all other challenging matters of life haven't…

Dealing with Roadblocks

Last Saturday my friend Libby and I hopped in the car and headed to her church. Boxes of my books were in the backseat, and I was looking forward to speaking and sharing Becoming A Peaceful Mom. She was eager to gather with the others who helped organize the event to finish last-minute details. Excitement and…

Making the Most of Meanwhile

Don't you love to hear a good story unfold? You know, the kind that has phrases like: "and she had no idea that 2 weeks ago he..." "no one knew that all along her boss had quietly initiated..." "to everyone's surprise, they had been planning this for months..." "that single experience was the quiet catalyst…

When Things Are a Mess

My house is a mess. Every.single.room. Even the hallways. The stairs are lined with things that need to go up. Every flat surface has stuff on it. I'm ready to be finished. But it takes time. Bringing disorder to order. And it's not the only thing going on right now. But isn't that always the way?…

Too much… or so much?

At times in my life, I've thought, "This is just too much." Too much to deal with. Too much to balance. Because I'd over-committed or over-scheduled, sometimes it was too much. My husband Terrell and I are moving to Houston, Texas this month. We're excited for the new adventure to which God has called us.…