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 […]

You’re Stronger than You Know

When I was first diagnosed with MS it was just weeks before Christmas. I remember falling apart – completely. I remember feeling totally sorry for myself. I remember crying into my pillow and into the crook of my husband’s arm. If I had to choose between living that moment over and eating a live beetle […]

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, […]

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, […]

Excerpt: Notes from God for a Woman’s Heart – Fear Not!

Fear is an ugly little booger . . . and the state of the world doesn’t help much. Today I want to share an excerpt from Notes from God for a Woman’s Heart. Pass it on to someone struggling with anxiety or if that someone is you . . . take it to heart. God’s […]

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 […]

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 […]