Justice isn’t a warrior. It’s not a King riding in on a white horse fighting the bad guys and saving the day. My kids love knights and dragons. I’m not sure how that happened or when it exactly occurred, but they are totally into it. For Halloween, my five-year-old insisted on being a knight, and […]Read More real life justice
(This is a story of ordinary people doing extraordinary things for the Kingdom of God. We’re so blessed to call Ashley, the writer of this guest post, and her husband Joe some of the best friends we’ve ever had. We love them and after you read their story of living the Kingdom at home, you’ll […]Read More the sweetness of the kingdom: houseparenting in hershey
If you’ve ever done a drop-by at our house, you know that there’s sure to be toys scattered on the floor, dishes piled in the sink and probably one child without pants on. And I think I’m okay with that. Because I can go downstairs to the playroom and be served plastic potatoes from my […]Read More quiet down, cobwebs & dust go to sleep. i'm rocking my baby & babies don't keep.
Never, ever, ever underestimate the influence you, your stories, and your words have on others. Yesterday, my friend Shelley wrote a very cool post, Igniting the Spark, about the ripple effect of our stories. About how the stories we’re writing with our lives can influence others. About how our stories have power. About how our words […]Read More just a little spark
There is so much out there about Christian marriages, I feel kind of disinterested in writing about it. I’m very thankful for five smooth years of marriage. At 20, I was practically a child bride and I know that young marriages don’t always work (heck, most marriages don’t), so I’m incredibly thankful for a healthy […]Read More marriage: contracts + covenants
Nothing made me feel more like a little Iowa girl in the big city than the Angels in Adoption gala at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, D.C. I like to talk a big game about being a city girl, but attending an event with celebrities, politicians, red carpets, and 100-course meals put a few stars […]Read More getting dressed up, feeling unworthy + learning from others
Joy + gratitude are so easily over looked. Sure, we feel it in the big moments: When we hold our sweet babies for the first time, when we look into the eyes of our spouse and say ‘I do’, when we walk up to receive that diploma. But is it always there? In the little […]Read More finding joy in an ordinary day
So, you’ve probably heard that the U.S. government is in shutdown-mode. (If you’re confused about it, you can learn about the hot mess express here.) And chances are, you’ve probably read a gazillion Facebook statuses and tweets about it. And they’re all so respectful and considerate and pointing to the cross, right? So here’s what […]Read More government shutdowns, facebook + the kingdom of god