Everyone wants to be loved. And most people want to love others in return. But do we truly know what love is? Today, my friend Katherine Henson is here sharing a guest post about love. Below, she so eloquently delves into the deep divide between God’s love and culture’s misshapen version of it. I’ve been married for […]Read More the dangerous definition of love
For the last two weeks, I’ve been starting my mornings nose-deep in Shauna Niequist’s new book Savor: Living Abundantly Where You Are, As You Are. It doesn’t disappoint, friends. She combines stories and scripture to create 365 devotional essays that are real while being eloquent, smart while having soul. She encourages women to slow down and savor the […]Read More savor by shauna niequist review (& giveaway!)
I watched the streets littered with paper confetti, the last bits of celebration swept into piles, destined for giant trash bins. The lingering partiers stumbled home and staff got to work tearing down the barricades. Just an hour before, rosy-cheeked crowds had gathered to sing and kiss and ring in the new year. The excitement wears […]Read More my word for 2015
I think you always need a dose of bravery when you read your words in front of a giant (well, to me!) room full of women. Today at MOPS, I shared a devotional based on this blog post. How do we raise brave kids? Start by being brave mamas! Sometimes, we let people put out the […]Read More 31 days of living free: what is brave?
I looked down over the waters. I listened to the leaves rustle and the wind echo across the lake and I wrestled with God. Could He really be who He says He is? In the good times it is so easy to believe, but in the bad, could I really believe that God is good? I’ve […]Read More 31 days of living free: nothing can separate
The clock blinked 5:05. I wanted to pull the covers over my blurry eyes and drift back to my dreams, but my mind wouldn’t cooperate. I flipped through a book for awhile and then finally succumbed to my awakened state while the rest of the world enjoyed their slumber. My bare feet hit the wooden floors and […]Read More 31 days of living free: french press life in a keurig world
“MINE. NOW!” he demanded, a chubby finger emphatically pointing toward a cupboard. “MINE. NOOOOOW!” He bellowed. I scooped him up, but when I tried to cuddle him, he threw his head back. He wanted something I wasn’t giving him. I don’t know if you’ve ever spent any amount of seconds with a toddler before, but man. […]Read More 31 days of living free: a demanding heart
“I’m asking God for one thing, only one thing. To live with him in his house my whole life long. I’ll contemplate his beauty; I’ll study at his feet. That’s the only quiet, secure place in a noisy world. The perfect getaway, far from the buzz of traffic.” Psalm 27: 4-5 Thanks to the deep and wide generosity of a dear family, we’ve had the privilege […]Read More i'm asking God for one thing