Kids These Days {Good News for Our Childlike Souls}

My kids wrestle. With each other, with friends, with Dad, with stuff. There’s a part of me that remembers those conversations with their young selves and grins. Keep your diaper on. Don’t throw that. Eat your food. Spit it out. Arms up. Pick it up. Wipe. Wash your hands. Get in. Get out. No. No….

Keep Going

My family belongs to an ever-growing population of people obsessed with the movie musical “The Greatest Showman.”  If you haven’t seen it and you love musicals, I do recommend it regardless of its historical inaccuracies. The music in the movie makes you want to sing and dance and celebrate the gifts God gave you. One…

Dear More, {Remembering God’s Love}

There seems to be a conversation happening in the back of my mind and the culture that, frankly, is driving me nuts. It is the lie of More. To have More, to be More, it is a lie birthed in the garden and snaking its way into the hearts of believers and unbelievers alike. It is…

He Knows Your Name

“He knows my name!” She said it with a goofy grin that can only belong to a kid who cares about what her principal thinks of her. Just a month into her first year at the middle school, with a couple of club meetings under her belt, she walked down the hallway and her principal…

“Pint-sized” Dreams: God Honors Our Small Offerings

Hey, everyone! Since my kids are all in school full time I decided to get busy substitute teaching in their school. I guess part of me just needs to boss around little kids. Anyway, my writing has been a bit erratic due to the lifestyle change, but know I am thinking of you all the…

Learning to Fail- How Owning Our Mistakes Can Be Our Best Witness

To whomever it was that morphed “adult” into a verb, I applaud you enthusiastically. The evolution of language at its finest. “Adulting” has come to encapsulate all those tasks and responsibilities we didn’t have to do as kids. Paying bills, doing housework, ruining our kids’ lives, those all fall under the broad definition of “adulting.”…