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Don’t Rush Out

Years ago, I was speaking at a mountain retreat in a cabin full of new moms. I had brought my mentor Debbie with me for prayer (and a bit of moral support) as I was very new to leading women’s retreat weekends.  The time had led us to Saturday night – the pinnacle talk.  Everything … Continue reading

A Mommy Moment I Almost Missed

It was just Luke and me on the playground. My older two boys had ventured with my husband to another area of the park, which left my six-year-old to his self-designed “Ninja Warrior Course” alone. I sat on a park bench several feet above the play set.  Watching his tiny body shimmy up and down poles … Continue reading

The day I broke up with Bible studies

We met at Einstein’s bagels, a girlfriend and I.  We sat in the thick aroma of coffee beans and cinnamon and she laid it all on the table. Book after book after uncompleted book.  My friend thumbed through each one – showing me the 12 pages she completed of this book and the third she’d … Continue reading

One Moment Away From Meltdown

It isn’t the memory I want my boys having of our family vacation. Destin 2014:  The trip our mom got “into it” with the red-headed lady at Wal-Mart. Yes. I did. Oh y’all.  I know better.  I knew better.  But it had been a long day in the car.  Like nineteen hours long.  OK, nine. … Continue reading

Simple Tips From My Type B Friend

I didn’t mean to end up in such a sad state.  Broken down and tearful at my friend, Tara’s house. I had  to call her. It was a necessity.  Tara is my friend who teaches Yoga, loves Jesus and lives her life at a delightful Type B speed.  She smells the roses and enjoys the … 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

Distracted By The Cotton Candy Cares

Come near to God and he will come near to you.  Wash your hands, sinners, and he will purify your hearts, you double-minded. James 4:8 Last Saturday we took the boys to Dollywood, which could be my Hap-py, Hap-py, Hap-piest place on the planet.  It was late in the afternoon and we were hustling across … Continue reading

How To Not Paint A Room – by Becky Crenshaw

Some things must be learned the hard way. Painting should never be one of them. However, more often than not, I make every mistake humanly possible surrounding this chore. When my husband goes out-of-town, he must take every iota of my sanity with him.  You see, I get the grand idea that I am Superwoman … Continue reading