I'm so excited to share a brand new resource: a lenten journal for kiddos! Each week of Lent includes a scripture reading, prayers, and activities suited for children in preschool through lower elementary. Click HERE for the resource library, download, and print. As always, feel free to print an extra copy for your friend, neighbor, or small group. XORead More
How can we rejoice when everything around us feels dark?
How can we rejoice when trucks are used as weapons and bulletproof backpacks are a thing?
How can we rejoice in the midst of hate—when our country is at odds, and lines are drawn?
How can we rejoice when we watch loved ones suffer, when relationships are strained, when we just can’t get ahead no matter how hard we try?
How can a weary world rejoice?Read More
Advent is here... and I'm so happy to share this free, printable, four week devotional with you all. I created this book with the hope that it will provide a moment to slow down, and recenter our hearts on the hope of Christmas - yet without being an overbearing and unrealistic commitment. (We've all abandoned devotionals and plans just a few days in, right?)Read More
It’s not often our natural instinct to give someone a redo. After all, sometimes when we let someone try again it means they win, and we lose. This is just as true in our relationships as it is in a card game—but the stakes are even higher. It’s far easier to cut someone out than to let her try to win back our trust again. It’s far easier to let a co-worker look bad for her poor planning than it is to help her out, knowing she’ll be the one taking all the credit.Read More
I recently read that the average short-term memory span of a dog is two minutes. Based on my experience I think this may be generous.
For instance, we adopted Gidgit as a puppy. She has always been let back inside and given a treat when she comes to the door. Always. Yet, whenever she’s ready to come in, she practically panics. Scratching, whimpering, yelping… the instant she walks up the steps. She is absolutely petrified that I will leave her there waiting, she’s afraid I’ve forgotten her, and she is riddled with anxiety. Of course this makes me lose my mind.Read More
Let's walk together through the lenten season. Through scripture and meditative prompts we'll explore why we feel lost, and how our truest self is found in Christ alone. This devotional is suitable for individual or group use - so download your copy, print extras for your girlfriends or small group, and join us as we journey to Easter.Read More
I’ve spent hours over the past couple weeks cutting out tiny paper bunny ears – this is what I have CHOSEN to do with my free time. Send help.
But Easter is only three months away and I will have entire platters of adorable powdered sugar donut-bunnies to share. This is real, friends. This is important to me.
Contrary to what my husband says, there’s nothing wrong with spending...Read More
I’ve been weighing the pros and cons of swallowing a tile for the Tile App. Call me crazy, but everything I see on the news has me feeling like abduction is a possibility at any turn. Really I’d just like to pack up my family and hide out. Paranoid much? Maybe For sure. But the constant inundation of tragedies and unthinkable crimes has got me feeling like these are some dark days. It feels a bit like we’re walking under heavy clouds with only the occasional breakthrough of light. It’s the new normal, perhaps.Read More