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 […]

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, […]

A Beautiful Mess

“You’re beautiful from head to toe . . . beautiful beyond compare.” Song of Solomon 4:7 NIV They say love is blind and to anyone who’s ever loved someone  . . . you know it is. My husband always tells me I’m so beautiful. He sits across from me on the living room sofa, leans […]

A Note to the Broken Girl

Has anyone ever hurt your feelings so bad that it hurt to breathe? Made you feel like so much less than enough? Made you wonder if they were really who you thought they were? Made you question something as simple as the way you part your hair, the freckles on your face or the very […]

More on Noah: The Humble Beginnings of Your OWN Ark

“Do not despise small beginnings. For the Lord rejoices to see the work begin.”   Zachariah 4:10 NLT     Jesus . . . Redeemer . . . The First . . . The Last . . . I AM.    What a wonderful example of the world’s first “ark” in human form. Jesus Christ, […]

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 […]

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 […]