The Who Inspires You Series: A Love Letter for My Love of a Lifetime

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveler, long I stood And looked down one as far as I could To where it bent in the undergrowth; Then took the other, as just as fair, And having perhaps the better claim Because it was grassy […]

The Who Inspires You Series: An Open Letter to My Toddler

Jack – it’s an awesome name and you wear it well . . . along with eight different colors of marker on your forehead, old gum in your hair and popcorn kernels up your nose – baby, you make this look good. Jack was the name of your Granny and her father before her. It […]

Inspiration Through a Mother’s Eyes: Who Inspires You?

Benji . . . Our youngest son. Our tiny somebody. A brilliant reminder of God’s grace. Before Benji came into the world they thought he’d be too small. I can still remember being rushed to the hospital after an ultrasound revealed that our nearly full term baby was barely 4 pounds, hardly moving. Prayers went […]

When the World Was Flat: Understanding the Warm Fuzzies of God’s Grace

When the world was flat . . . There were no grand adventures. Sailing too far meant falling off the face of the planet. Life as we knew it was confined to one humble piece of dirt. That was until adventurers such as Christopher Columbus and Magellan had the courage to challenge the idea that our […]

Fight or Flight: Learning to Fly

Right before a butterfly emerges from her cocoon . . . she is in the fight of her life. The struggle to break free, to breathe, becomes so strong that it overtakes her. She thrashes her thin wings against the hard-to-budge home she’s created and suddenly her safety zone has become ground zero. I wonder […]

Be Brave

For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline. 2 Timothy 1:7 Have you ever met someone who gave you courage? Someone who made you braver? It wasn’t just that they did something phenomenal or that they said things that encouraged you. It was  like you […]

He Called You By Name

I have always loved those little “Keep Calm” signs . . . and what better reason to cast your anxiety on Him? You’re His. Speaking of being His, today I’d like to share another excerpt from Forever His: Encouragement for Young Women  with you. Pass it on to someone in your life who needs a reminder […]

Oh, The Places You Will Go!

Oh, the Places You Will Go! “And when you’re alone, there’s a very good chance you’ll meet things that scare you right out of your pants. There are some, down the road between hither and yon, that can scare you so much you won’t want to go on. But on you will go though the […]

Learning to Let Go

“The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away.” Job 1:21 KJV It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s Jack flying as fast as he can after a wayward gummy bear! I shuffle my socks quickly across the kitchen floor with my last bit of energy and pull it from his grasp. Nine month olds and un-chewable, dust […]

Forever His Excerpt: His Grace is Enough

  Another excerpt from Forever His. From Warner Press’s Care and Share the Heart of Ministry. Pass it on to your favorite girl. And don’t forget to tell her she is special in your eyes and HIS too.     “But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you”. . .” 2 Corinthians 12:9 […]