reverse trick-or-treating

My friend has a favorite saying: Do small things with great love. We can’t all do everything, but we can all do something. Even tired and busy mamas of babies, toddlers, and preschoolers. This morning I got together with a few other moms to do something a little special for folks in a local retirement […]

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having a kingdom closet

Hangers everywhere, shirts strewn about, overflowing drawers. Our closets can be scary places. I need to be honest here: I have too many clothes. The worst part is that I have a constant desire to have more. So how can I enjoy having a fun wardrobe while living a Kingdom-mindset? Tonight, I participated in a clothing […]

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the cure to the brokenness

When all else fails, take a picture that captures just how crazy your family is. That’s a saying, right? I read a lot articles online today that made me sad. Stories about our media’s toxic disregard of women. Stories about the cycle of foster care neglect. Stories about how invasive and addicting pornography is to […]

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simplifying our addiction to stuff

This post about living simply was written by our good friend Derek. The way he lives his life inspires and encourages us to take steps toward simplifying and living more relationally. In a time when Christian leaders are building multi-million dollar, 16,000 square-foot mansions, Derek’s words + actions point to Jesus and spur us on to […]

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kingdom in the kitchen

I’m so thrilled to share my talented friend Nicole’s words with you today about the intersection of food + God. Kingdom living spreads to every aspect of our lives, and food is a big part of it. I’m a convenience cook who could be a lot more intentional about what I’m buying + making + […]

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why you should take a break

The past year and half has been a kind of intense transition time for us, for me. After four years of marriage, we moved four hours away from our metro area to a small town, where Jonny started his first position in full-time ministry. I was pregnant during the move, and we added a new […]

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