Daily Dare: 40 Days to a Radical Life

  Welcome to Day 8! Giving is something many of us wish we could do more often. As the mother of five kids hand-me-downs have always been a part of our world. Thankfully though our kids always like getting the older kids things. Jack just turned four and he is so proud of the fact […]

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 […]

Understanding the Gift of Salvation: How Can You be Sure?

“I am not the author of confusion but of peace.” 1 Corinthians 14:33 I remember a time in my life as a young girl when I had really come to dread church because it made me think TOO hard. I spent more time all in knots than I did at peace. And I know I […]

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 […]

My God Remembers

  “See. I will not forget you. I have engraved you on the palms of my hands.” Isaiah 49:15 My God remembers who you are. My God knows the pain that envelops your heart. My God knows the loneliness that creeps in when the moments are too quiet and the day has been too long. […]

That’s Grace

  “But by the grace of God I am what I am . . .” Corinthians’ 15:10   When the last of the baby’s toys have been picked sluggishly from the living room floor, after the day’s final battle between three children hashing it out over the last cookie and long since my last nerve […]