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...

Demonstrating the Gospel Through Encouragement
Demonstrating the Gospel Through Encouragement

When I was a little girl, my mother would always remind me to “be kind,” and “play nice.” As I grew up, those reminders stayed with me, although the meaning was much deeper. “Be kind” now resonates as “encourage and uplift,” and “speak the truth in love.” Now that I’m...

The “New” Things I’m Doing This Year
The “New” Things I’m Doing This Year

It’s a brand new year filled will brand new possibilities. I love it when a new year rolls around. Every December, I take some time to contemplate the past year and what I want to do differently in the coming year. Well, this year, I’m doing a few “new” things. I say...

Do You Struggle With Anger?
Do You Struggle With Anger?

It was a “normal” day at our house. I was doing the dishes. The children were playing quietly in the living room. And then, a piercing, shrieking, wretched scream cut the silence. My toddler was screaming his head off because his older sister wasn’t doing “what he...

Lifting Yourself Out of the Trenches
Lifting Yourself Out of the Trenches

Motherhood is hard (understatement, I know). When you’re pregnant, no one shares the times you'll endure the trenches. You know - those sleepless nights you'll have until the end of time (not really, but it feels like it). No one comes alongside you and whispers...