He Goes Before You, Mama

He was entering the great unknown of high school and I couldn’t hold his hand anymore like I did when he was a little boy.

What Have You Learned Lately?

“So many things were impossible, until they weren’t.” Jennifer Donnelly, Sea Spell This weekend I’m attending a workshop, hosted by a friend and one of

When You Feel Lost

I have been fascinated for the last while with the concept of being lost. I think we all feel that way at different times in

You Are More Than Your Motherhood

There are days and seasons when I forget who I am. We get wrapped up in the needs of our spouses, our children and every

The Middle Space

“There has to be a middle. Without it, nothing can ever truly be a whole. Because it is not just a space between, but also

Why I Send My Kids to Summer Camp

Let me just get this off my chest. I am not a camper. My family did not camp. The couple of camping experiences I had

Let Go & Let God

I’m not sure who coined that phrase but it’s often said frequently and with very little thought. We let it slide off our tongues like

Why People Win Over Achievement

“I’m learning over and over again that connection heals me more than achievement ever could.” Shauna Niequist Often times we believe when our dreams come

Asking for Directions

My scenery has changed this week. As I look out the windows, I see trees and cedars and I hear the waves crashing on the

Busy vs. Beloved

“The world pressures me to make things happen. Now. But when things don’t go as planned,I often try to regain control – by shutting down

Non-Mother’s Day

Can I tell you a secret? Most years I hate Mother’s Day.  There, I said it. And I’m a Mom. I understand what it’s like

Seeking His Face

I’m not a big socialite. But when I do venture out into the masses, I usually don’t go just for something to do. I go

Today, I’m Thankful For…

A few years back, I embarked on A Year of Thankfulness on Facebook, posting everyday a picture and a few words of what I was

Love, Mom

Dear Beloved Child of mine, You are loved. You are loved far more than you can ever imagine. You will never understand the sacrifice of

Why Go To Church?

A few days ago, I read a blog by a woman whose husband died last month from cancer. She writes that as a widow, she

Lent: Learning to be #Beloved

Lent has begun. I skipped pancake Tuesday because well, I hate pancakes. Too much sweet and honestly, it’s breakfast for supper which I despise. However,

Embracing Other Moms

As iron sharpens iron, so a friend sharpens a friend. Proverbs 27:17 NLT When my boys were teeny tiny, I was fortunate enough to be

The Inadequate Lie

Inadequate. The word keeps rolling around my brain. I ask myself, “Does anyone ever get to the point where you ever feel adequate?” I’m not

Why Good Manners Matter

This morning as I went to enter a coffee establishment, a young teen was just a couple of steps ahead of me. He surprised me

The Whole Story

Do you have a childhood dream that still sits in your heart and mind? That you go back to when you daydream?  Since I can

Day 1

Ministry. Marriage. Motherhood. There have been times I wasn’t sure I’d survive them. Sometimes they come together in a tsunami of life and I think

What We Should Be Fighting For

Dear Bride of Christ (aka the North American Church), The church is the beloved Bride of Christ.  God’s plan to spread the Good News of

My 2016 OneWord Fail

This is not a blog I really wanted to write. It’s an admission of failure. Wait, that doesn’t seem like the right word. More of