To Every Mom This Mothers’ Day
To Every Mom This Mothers’ Day

Dear Fellow Mother,  As Mothers’ Day approaches, I want to share my heart of gratitude and encouragement to you. Over the next few days as many families gather around to celebrate the mothers in their lives, this will look differently in every home and every...

The Danger of Being “Just Fine”
The Danger of Being “Just Fine”

The comment was sweet and welcomed as it reached my tired ears. Yes, even my ears were tired. “I’d love to help you,” she offered again. “Just let me know how I can help you. I’m available.”  In that brief moment, I felt weak, helpless. “Okay, thanks,” I managed....

Trusting In the Unknown
Trusting In the Unknown

“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope”. - Jeremiah 29:11-13 (ESV) The shrill sound jolted my tired body as I awkwardly punched the snooze button and sank back into the mattress. My...

When You Feel More Restless Than Restful
When You Feel More Restless Than Restful

What if we had more restful days that brought peace and joy? That sounds lovely, doesn’t it?. Whether you’re taking care of children or juggling large projects at work, your day is full! In certain seasons of life, this can leave us feeling more restless than...

3 Signs You Need To Take A Break
3 Signs You Need To Take A Break

Taking a break? Wow, does that sound amazing or what? When I talk about taking a break, I’m not necessarily talking about sitting on your couch and binge-watching Netflix for 3 hours (yes, I’ve done that). I’m talking about stepping back from your normal routines to...

Flourishing In the Midst of Failure
Flourishing In the Midst of Failure

Do you have wonderful intentions of trying new things and accomplishing worthy goals, but then life happens? Illness strikes hard or other foreseen circumstances occur.  Confession - I’m right there with you. My neatly and sweetly crafted list of “goals and...

Living Differently In the New Year
Living Differently In the New Year

The year 2020 is here and I love the wonderful possibilities that a new year promises. At the end of each year, my husband and I look back on the year we finished. It’s almost like our own little “year in review.”  New years hold many promises including “a...

Cherishing the Advent Season
Cherishing the Advent Season

Advent is our family’s favorite time of year. We love coming together every evening to read devotionals and talk about the anticipation of Christ’s birth. Even at a young age, children can sense that something exciting is happening this time of year. That is why...