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When the Problem Isn’t Spiritual

When the Problem Isn’t Spiritual

Winter can be a tough time to keep our perspective in check. The days are short, the nights are long, the weather is cooler than we’d like. Many people find that their emotions to be rather out of sorts, and if you’re already dealing with […]

How to Survive a Spiritual Landmine

How to Survive a Spiritual Landmine

It’s nights like this when we’re still transitioning to Daddy’s second-shift job, so this mama is taking care of all the homework, all the practices, all the kid needs and pet needs and food needs. All. The. Things. And of course, Daddy forgot to put […]

8 Scriptures to Pray When Your Glass is Empty

8 Scriptures to Pray When Your Glass is Empty

I flop into the driver’s seat of the van for what seems like the billionth time this week, resigning myself to yet another busy day. As I begin my mental list of complaints to the Lord, I catch the words of Toby Mac’s latest song, […]

A Light in the Darkness

A Light in the Darkness

Have you ever looked at something that you’ve seen countless times, only to realize you’re seeing it in a completely new and different way? How could you have missed it? How have you not considered it from this point of view before? I’m sure you […]

12 Scriptures to Meditate on this Easter

12 Scriptures to Meditate on this Easter

It happens each year here in the Midwest – lingering snow melts away and red buds form on the tree outside of my window. Robins return to the backyard with their early morning song. Soon the green tips of our tulips will peek through the […]

The Advice I Could Not Give

The Advice I Could Not Give

Tell me if this sounds familiar: A friend shares her heart with you, longing for encouragement, and while you haven’t experienced her situation, you find yourself about to give advice. Suddenly, you realize that the words taking shape in your head and heart are words […]

Building a Strong Family Unit

Building a Strong Family Unit

I’m honored to be sharing a post from my friend, Jen. We blog on very similar topics so we’ve teamed up to share our messages on both blogs. Once a month I’ll have a post from her and once a month she will return the […]

The Footprint Challenge

The Footprint Challenge

Think about it – you walk in the door on a messy, miserable day only to find…footprints. And if your home is anything like mine, this scenario probably plays out just after you’ve thoroughly cleaned the floors. I can almost hear you sighing in agreement….  Muddy, […]

Why Intentional Living is so Important to Me

Why Intentional Living is so Important to Me

this post may contain affiliate links. view the disclosure policy here.   I’ve been trying to think of a way to start this post that will kind of ease you in to what I want to share. However, that’s not going to happen – not […]

The Night the Angels Came

The Night the Angels Came

We were just standing there talking as I dried her hair…. Suddenly, a shadow passed across her face, as she turned her head away from me. I called her: “Honey. Honey? Honey!” She didn’t respond and her body became dead weight in my arms as […]