“My faith was real but it wasn’t perfect. Because of that, I had built too many walls around my heart and life to even consider the possibility of authentic friendships. Those kinds of friendships would require me to be open, vulnerable, and to be authentically myself. That would also mean that these other Christians who would be my friends, the ones who seemed to have it all together, might realize that I wasn’t very together at all. I was pretty sure I didn’t need those kinds of friendsh ...
Have you ever felt like you didn’t quite fit the mold? Have you ever felt like you didn’t fit in? I had the wonderful opportunity to share at iBelieve.com about how I’ve felt that way and what I’ve learned about being a part of the body of Christ. Read more at iBelieve article
  For today’s Mondays in a Minute, I just have a quick thought for you. It’s small, but powerful. You are known. Wow. Let it sink in deep. 2Corinthians 5:11b …But what we are is known to God…” (esv) It’s so easy to feel forgotten and overlooked. Mama, it is easy to think that fo ...
Sometimes my faith wavers a bit. It’s not something that I’m proud of, but I have the tendency to look at hard situations and say “why me?”, “why now?”, “what in the world is the purpose of this?”. My first response to something is usually emotional and full of questions. ...
  Matthew 14:22-33 is a lesson on faith from Jesus. He teaches Peter about real faith in the face of danger. Source: Why Did You Doubt? This article is my most recent post for Grace Centered Magazine. It addresses issues of fear and doubt, something that I sometimes struggle with. Why Did You Doubt? Fear is the en ...
I need to tell you about my sweet friend Katie Reid. I haven’t actually met Katie in real life yet, but we are social media besties. She reached out to me a couple of months ago on voxer and we chat All The Time. She truly is a gift and has been such an awesome encourager, a listening ear, and a sounding board fo ...
I’m a work in progress. God is continually refining me and I’m grateful for that. I love that He is working on me, pruning me, and helping me to grow. I don’t know about you, but it seems like, for me, one of the areas that requires the most refinement is parenting. Being a mom is a challenging job. I ...
Because To the Woman Who Feels Alone, On the outside things looks just fine. No one knows the hurt that is constantly bubbling just under the surface. No one understands just how hard you have to work to keep it hidden. Your smile is firmly in place but your eyes show a tenderness that I recognize. I see how you keep y ...