The Grace of Revealed Sin

The Grace of Revealed Sin

The first few weeks after my son was born were challenging. I had an unplanned C-section, breastfeeding was not going well, and although my husband frequently took care of our son in the night so that I could sleep, I was still exhausted. One evening, after a particularly wearying day of tears and wrestling with […]

How to Make the Bible Come Alive for Your Kids

How to Make the Bible Come Alive for Kids

As we’ve focused on building faith in our family over the past seven years, I’ve watched my children grow from a simple interest in Bible stories and characters to an understanding of bigger faith concepts that directly apply to their lives. To be a part of this beautiful process has been a parenting highlight as […]

You Have Influence Right Where You Are

Influence Right Where You Are

4:00 am wake up calls, flight delays and an extra bag of plane pretzels? Yes, please! Let the adventure with your best girl friend begin. We headed to Indianapolis for the 4th annual Influence Network conference, except this time it was the last one. Women gathered from all over the country to attend the campfire-commissioning […]

How to Let Freedom Reign Beyond Summer

How to Let Freedom Reign Beyond Summer

Popsicles, fireworks, homemade ice cream, swim suits, and BBQs…the things summer is made of!  With Memorial Day, end of the school year, family vacations, and 4th of July all lined up together it’s easy to see why Freedom easily becomes the theme of summer. The history behind our freedom and the promise of it makes […]

Trusting God’s Provision in Crisis

Trusting God's Provision in Crisis

I recently found myself in a crisis. At 38 years old, with a four-year-old son, I was diagnosed with stage 1 breast cancer. The prognosis was pretty good, but I was facing four months of some pretty strong chemotherapy, followed by surgery, followed by six weeks of radiation therapy. And all during my son’s last […]

When Hope is Found Where Joy and Pain Collide

Where Joy and Pain Collide

You will surely forget your trouble, recalling it only as waters gone by. Life will be brighter than noonday, and darkness will become like morning. You will be secure, because there is hope; you will look about you and take your rest in safety. Job 12:16 {NIV} My knees bent on the hospital floor with […]

A Prayer for Moms in Transition

Prayer for Moms in Transition

Whether you are sending your child off to school for the first time, sending a teenager off to college, or beginning some other new season for yourself, you might be feeling the pains of transition right about now. Remember back to childbirth, or maybe the videos in childbirth class {if you haven’t permanently blocked it […]

Grace on Display {DaySpring coupon + giveaway}

Grace on Display

We talk a lot about sharing grace in this community. We want to be women who extend to others {and ourselves} the same gift freely given to us by God. But as much as grace is my goal, I struggle daily to walk in it. Some days it feels as though my heart were bound […]