Just For You!

I am so excited to share this with you!! Today I launched my first-ever podcast!  It hasn't really hit me yet. Since you so kindly share your inbox with me, I want to share with just you some of the story behind it. After promoting the audiobook for Becoming A Peaceful Mom, I began to…

A Sure Step into May

April presented challenges and left many questions still unanswered. Many of our plans have been canceled or postponed, and the calendar is mostly white space. Yet, God’s plans remain the same. We don’t know all of them, but we know him—He is steadfast and true, our faithful and good Father.  God is at work in…

The Impact A Few Minutes Can Make

This morning I arrived at the grocery store, and the parking lot was mostly empty. (Isn’t it fascinating how exciting it is to go to the store when you're under a stay-at-home order?) I donned my lovely mask and gloves and ran through pouring rain to the door.  An older gentleman stood outside near the…

One Tool for Peace in Uncertain Times

These are challenging days for all of us.  The pace and degree of change to our personal life can be overwhelming.  Circumstances in our home, of those we care about, and in the world consume our focus.  Yet, we have God—or rather, God has us. He holds us and this whole world in his hand.…

When We Don’t Know What To Do

  I don’t know what to do! We say it or someone says it to us.  The punctuation marks the depth of our exasperation, fear, stress, discouragement, or confusion. Should I break up with him? Is it time to look for a new job? Am I supposed to confront her? You and I are not…

Take Time to Give Words That Matter

A friend sent this card to me several months ago.  She's a mom with 3 little children, but she took time to share some kind words. (not to mention find a stamp and then actually get the card to the post office). Why do I still have it?  Her words spoke encouragement. "Therefore encourage one another…

Dealing With Regret

Recently, a friend shared how burdened she is with regret in a particular relationship. She worried that a friend would forever be wounded by how she treated her and doubted whether she could ever forgive herself.  Have you ever felt like that?  I think most of us have. Today I thought I'd share an adaptation…