Don’t Conform

    “No one lights a lamp and puts it in a place where it will be hidden, or under a bowl. Instead he puts it on its stand, so that those who come in may see the light. Luke 11:33   A knobby kneed girl with untamable freckles and inflatable ears trades her copy of […]

Defining True Greatness

Someone believed in me once. Some called her teacher . . . I called her my friend. Her name was Mrs. Justus. She was my fifth grade teacher and every morning at 8:05 I sometimes still feel like I’m standing in her classroom giving the pledge of allegiance in Jordache jeans. Mrs. Justus was one […]

And a Little Child Shall Lead Them: An Open Letter to My Children

Bottle it up . . . That’s what I want to do. I want to bottle up your innocence and your smile and your glorious little laugh. I want to bottle up your wonder and your warm hugs and crooked drawings and save them for a rainy day.   If I had it my way, […]

Forever His Excerpt: For Such a Time as This

  This has been a rough week – irregular blood tests, missing MRI’s and relapses – oh my! I have to admit that sometimes my MS gets the best of me. Sometimes I am tempted to crawl in bed and stay there. Sometimes I can’t help but really get upset when I can’t do something […]

MeeGeniuns: Five New Releases For Summer 2013

I am excited to announce that I am partnering with Meegenius on five new titles. So for all of you brave moms who let your toddler play with your iPhone, iPad or Nook despite the fact they are covered in cookie and mystery goop . . . I will be hanging out in your tech […]

Forever His Excerpt: Let God Out of Your Jar

“You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they […]

Crayons on the Rug

“. . . I couldn’t be more proud of you!” Romans 16:19 TM When my daughter was smaller she used to draw these wonderfully simplistic self portraits. I remember how she would pluck the purple crayon from the Crayola box ever so carefully and grip it tight between her pudgy, pale hands. She did her […]

The Who Inspires You Series: A Letter From Heaven

Have you ever known someone who shone so bright they just burst across the sky? They lit up the world with awe and wonder in one gentle swoop. They made you stop, take notice and think . . . “WOW. Did you see that?!” you ask. “It was SPECTACULAR.” That was the perfect definition of Chrissie, […]

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 […]