• And Then There Was Isaac

    He came home on a lovely Spring day. It was so fitting, really, that he would come in the Spring…the time when what has been dead is being resurrected, the time when what has been happening in the unseen womb of earth springs forth with newness of life, the time

  • Enough: My Word for 2017

    Enough. Honestly, this word is so 2010! But I sensed the Spirit’s gentle whisper as I listened in for how He might want to shape me this year. Enough. This is my word for 2017. As many of you know, there has been a movement of people who have chosen

  • Seasons

    “But blessed are those who trust in the Lord and have made the Lord their hope and confidence. They are like trees planted along a riverbank, with roots that reach deep into the water. Such trees are not bothered by the heat or worried by long months of drought. Their

  • My Word for 2016

    I love the idea of shaping my year around a word. It is invigorating and inspiring to choose a word as a banner over my life for an entire year, and to speak it into every crevice of my soul day after day. Honestly, I also love resolutions. I am

  • Never Enough

    I had just finished preaching a sermon when that afternoon, out of nowhere, I was struck with what Brene’ Brown calls a “vulnerability hangover.” I am an “all in” kind of girl and whenever I preach, I pull from the deepest part of myself and pour it all out. My

  • Make it a Game

    The picture above is a moment I am very proud of. This rosy-cheeked, sweat-drenched selfie was taken right after I achieved a goal that I set last January through Jazzercise. We were challenged to complete 30 workouts in 35 days. These had to be 60-minute workouts and we were required

  • The Super Power of Empathy

    When Doug and I were engaged, the book Men are From Mars, Women are From Venus was all the rage. We read it and talked about it and actually found many of the principles to be helpful. To be honest, the older I get, the less I find male/female generalizations

  • Whisper

    I love hammocks. I have always dreamed of having one in my backyard, picturing myself sipping lemonade and reading a book, while snuggling one of my children, all wrapped up in a hammock. It’s dreamy and summery and a bit idyllic—the thought of a hammock. I’m really a simple girl.

  • Get Uncomfortable

    After eight days of a splendid vacation, which included delicious food, rich conversation, loads of laughter and delightful wines, it was quite a feat to come back to reality. Even though I was ready to return to my normal life, to my beloved family and to my life’s work, I

  • Have Courage and Be Kind

    I wanted to share portions of the Commencement Address that I gave last Saturday for the 8th grade graduates of Kimber Hills Academy. I had the privilege of being their Bible Teacher in 6th and 7th grade… When I think about the last words I want to leave with you