Why encourage one another?

Just days after declaring my new-found purpose to be an encourager, I found myself ready to cry and pull my hair out as I wallowed in a pit of discouragement. I was so excited about the devotion I read on Friday about encouragement. (Journey Magazine, May 8, 2015) It referred to 1 Thessalonians 5:11, and the … Read more…

Why do we love a princess story so much?

Like many others, I was excited when the news came that Will and Kate’s baby princess was born. As I was scrolling through facebook I came across blogger Matt Walsh‘s post. He said, “This isn’t a rhetorical question. I really need someone to explain why Americans care so much about the Royal Family. I mean, we … Read more…

Why Mom Needs to Chill

A recent TodayMoms.com survey said moms of three children feel more stressed than moms of one, two, or even four or more children. I can say I feel stressed A LOT. Is it because I have three kids? (See the Today survey here) Is 3 the most stressful number? When we had one child it was much easier – … Read more…

5 Things About Turning 39

Yesterday, I turned the big 3-9. Just one step away from that giant milestone of 40. More and more I see that with age comes wisdom, accomplishment, and trivial things become just that – trivial. I think in their late 30’s into the 40’s and older most people are settled, accomplished, and comfortable in their own … Read more…

Play in the Rain

I was a “yes” mom today. Which is a big event around here. I am rarely a “yes” mom (I think this is unfortunate sometimes). I feel like I am always saying, “No, No, No.” I am very type A – a rigid rule follower and rule maker. I want rules, and I want my … Read more…

Chase Your Dream

I blame this renewed writing obsession on Jon Acuff (Do Over: Rescue Monday, Reinvent Your Work, and Never Get Stuck)  and Jen Hatmaker (For the Love: Fighting for Grace in a World of Impossible Standards). (And I am not above name dropping apparently.) As I previously posted, in January I began to feel the tug of … Read more…

Just as He said

“He is not here; for He is risen, just as he said.” Matthew 28:6a These words give me chills at their power. They also make me want to celebrate. He is risen – JUST AS HE SAID. Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Resurrection Sunday – this weekend is a huge time for reflection and for remembering … Read more…

I’ve caught the madness!

I love sports. I countdown to football season like a kid counts down to Christmas. In my opinion college football is more fun to watch than pro football, but I love both. (Go Dawgs!) I came in second in our Fantasy football league. I have been a Braves fan my whole life. The worst-to-first 1991 season was one … Read more…

Campaign 2016

  We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.  – Preamble … Read more…

Be you and be salty!

I have been beyond excited to be a part of the launch team for Jen Hatmaker’s new book, For the Love. It has only been a week and the lessons from the book and the discussions within the launch team have been awesome. The full title of the book is, For the Love: Fighting for … Read more…

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