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Thought Stopping- A Tool for Change

Is there anything more wonderful than a mind at rest and a heart at peace? In a broken world full of stress and worry that can feel like an impossible…

Transplanting Life

I’m sitting on my back deck staring at two little fledgling plants. They are small transplants from my mama’s beautiful garden of lush, healthy growing plants. I, unlike my mama,…

The Best Filter

“…that we should no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness of their…

Cracked and Filled

They were old and covered in cobwebs when I pulled them out of the file box in the garage. I was searching for some lost papers my son needed but…

Motherhood- Hold On and Let Go

I do not know what I expected Motherhood to feel like. I suppose some combination of delight mixed with fierce commitment and some hard work on the side. Strangely, it…

Three Ways to Change How You Use Social Media

Today is beautiful. Spring in all it’s “fresh start” glory with irises in my flower beds bursting in showy purple and dogwood blossoms covering our tree in pale yellow. Just…

Good Friday and my Broken Healed Life

The thing about Jesus is He always turns the world upside down. In establishing His kingdom, He came as a helpless baby, not a leader. To a world that wanted…

The Two Beliefs That Ruin Our Lives

God intends to make our lives into something beautiful and vibrant- full of life and joy that comes from living with Him, with purpose, in community. The quickest way to…

No and Not Yet: Lessons from Lent

So Jesus said to them plainly, “Lazarus is dead, and I am glad for your sake I was not there, so that you may believe; but let us go to…

Why Lent?

It is not trendy to describe ourselves as fragile. Between feminism and empowerment and just trying to survive some days, women in general land somewhere between uncomfortable and outraged by…