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…

God Wants You To Know His Pleasure In You

When my three brothers and I were little, we would get so excited when Mom or Dad would stop what they were doing to watch our latest "feat." Like what? you may ask. Oh, amazing things like a basketball shot we finally mastered, tricks off the diving board, a dance move, a bike trick .…

How To Pray When Our Mind Is Spinning

Sometimes my mind spins in so many directions that I stress my self out. I can't focus or settle inside. Then I get frustrated, which seems to fuel my spin pace . . . and I just wanna scream or cry or run away for the day. . . . There's that project I need…

Just For You

I love spending time with a group of moms to share, listen, and encourage. A few months ago, I began to release a set of videos that I made just for you. I share personal stories, hard lessons, and God's sustaining Word. So far, 10 are available on this website and through YouTube. The last 2…

Motivated By Love

You're so patient with me, God. I've thought this countless times over the years. Each humbling experience leads me to one overwhelming realization: You really do love me a lot.  Have you ever had that feeling? We're speechless because we don't deserve this love, yet we're so glad and relieved and grateful and in awe... "...for God…

Recognizing Seeds

When our children were single-digit ages, I could pretty readily tell when one was about to do something that needed redirecting. Often my back was to the child or I was in the next room within earshot as I said: Don't turn on the TV; let's head outside for a while. Don't interrupt your sister;…

Making Big Memories of the Littlest Things

We have this little thing we do.... I love to hear the little things that parents do with their child to mark particular moments. There almost like little rituals, special yet intimate between parent and child. Neither planned it. It just happened one day...and stuck. In and of itself, the gesture is insignificant. Only, as…