Filed under Encouragement

Five Letters Left On My Table

I sat in church.  About ten rows back from stage left.  Bible bag at my feet.  A purple pen in my hand.  A journal in my lap. And God spoke. His voice … unrelated to what going on around me.  Not pertaining to my pastor’s message.  The Lord spoke an unmistakable, inaudible Word – His … Continue reading

If Jesus Had Instagram

I could have kicked my shoe off and hit her chair.  I was that close to Keynote speaker, Lysa Terkeurst. My friend, Beth and I wanted to sit front and center the first night of She Speaks 2013.  So we scurried our wedge Tom’s to the front of the ball room and sat our bags and … Continue reading

Making War With Dust Bunnies

I clean on Thursday. I lock us all down, pull the blinds and purge my house from top to bottom.  I have never found deep satisfaction in the “cleaning one room a day” strategy.   I know this works for many people, but this has never been my niche. No, I clean on Thursday.  And, … Continue reading

Lesson Learned On Aisle Nine

Taking three little boys to Wal-mart puts hair on my chest.  I am convinced. Nothing will toughen my nerves faster than the teeth-gritting task of grocery shopping with children. Mom’s are you feeling me on this? I try to do all preparatory things to make our shopping experience as delightful as possible… I give each boy … Continue reading

If Life Pours Rain On The Bypass

Beth and I decided to drive back early. Our She Speaks conference ended late on Saturday evening and we had every intention of leaving early the next day. But we were jazzed on Jesus and more than ready to squeeze our families blue …. surely we would be high as a kites through the mountains … Continue reading

A Gray Bin At The End Of My Rope

The Lord is good to all; He has compassion on all he has made.  Psalm 145:9 So maybe I am being too hard on myself, but a short 48 hours ago, I was ready to call myself in and schedule a counseling appointment.  My diagnosis?  The least-effective-mom-on-the-planet. But can I tell you a little story? … Continue reading

More than all of this…

How precious to me are your thoughts, God!  How vast is the sum of them!  Were I to count them, they would outnumber the grains of sand. Psalm 139:17-18 The boys moved sand for hours yesterday.  Hours. Making piles, building walls, digging holes, stacking castles. We searched for treasures and buried feet.  There are countless … Continue reading

Where Am I Plugged In?

I am in knots today. From the moment my feet hit the floor, all the way down to the coffee pot, and even now as I sit at my little spot at the end of the kitchen table, I am a wad of nerves and knots. And why?  Well, I can’t quite put my finger … Continue reading

One Verse. Once A Day.

On Thursday, I was sweeping my dining room floors and a thought came to me. A thought which had nothing to do with my floors. But the busy of my mind is able to settle when I sweep. So there I was, sweeping, and the thought occurred to me, “I have not spoken one iota … Continue reading