For When It’s Hard To Be Still

Have you ever noticed how a photograph—of someone you know or a scene of nature—can cause you to be still for a few minutes or longer? It holds a moment in our life or a mesmerizing sample of God's creation. When my computer screen is idle, my photo collection rolls, and if my husband or…

I Guess I’ll Just Pray

“I wish I could do something to help.” “I’ll just pray . . .” Have you ever felt frustrated that you can’t do more for someone or that you’re not doing enough? Maybe you can tell that someone is in pain—at your workplace, across the aisle in the grocery store, or living in your home—yet…

Grace for Goodbye

"Can I come by for a few minutes?" "What is it?" she asked as I entered her house. Tears brimmed in my eyes, I hugged her, and stepped back. "We're moving." In our almost 29 years of marriage, Terrell and I have moved six times, each related to a job change. First, God gets our…

When We Struggle To Trust God

When my boys were 1 and 2, I read my first parenting book, And Then I Had Kids by Susan Yates. Her message held encouragement, challenge, tenderness, and a refreshing perspective that I desperately needed with 2 bustling boys. I never dreamed that years later I would ask this woman whom I admire to write an endorsement…

God Sees Beautiful In You

Momma Friend, There is only one YOU. You and your child are a match made in heaven. God gave your child YOU. God sees beautiful in you. He knows the mom we can be today and continue to become—as we depend on him. We can be his vessels to reflect his love and character. The…

From Worry to Trust

I am SO glad I worried about that! Have you ever thought that? Me either. “Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow, it empties today of its strength.” (Corrie ten Boom) Worry wears us down and wastes time. When I give in to worry, I'm oblivious to sweet moments of the day and I accomplish little. The…

Today, Trust God

What's on your mind? Our thoughts cover swaths of mind space. Thinking, replaying memories that hurt or that keep us from living forward. Thinking, stewing over offenses, times that we've been wronged. Thinking, as we wait. What's going to happen? When will I know? How will this play out? When will this end/change? Thinking, to…