When You’re Missing Your Mom On Mother’s Day

Dear Readers, I wrote a blog for Patheos that I wanted to share with you all. I know some of you are missing your moms this Mother’s Day weekend…for various reasons. If no one else has reminded you, I want you to know that God sees you, He remembers you,...
Does God Forget We Are Adopted?

Does God Forget We Are Adopted?

I was out with my young daughter recently when a grandmother-ly like woman showed interest in her. She asked the usual questions related to name and age before commenting that she looked older than her age. It was her height. She then said “well, mom is tall too” and...
The Real Reason We Should Put On Love

The Real Reason We Should Put On Love

Have you ever seen a sign that reads something to the effect of “Love people and let God sort them out.” There is some truth to that. After all, God does call us to love people. Colossians 3:14 tells us to put on love. What powerful imagery – that we would wear love...

Winter Wrap-Up Book Blog (Part II)

There are few words I can use to describe The Insanity of God. Before I get started, there are a few spoiler alerts…you have been warned! (No, seriously, if you don’t want spoilers, do not scroll below the photo!)     My pastor asked our church members to...

Winter Wrap-Up Book Blog (Part I)

For me, the first two months of 2019 turned out to be all about books. It started when I wrapped up reading Karen Swallow Prior’s book: On Reading Well: Finding the Great Life Through Good Books.. In this work, each chapter connected a virtue (such as humility and...
Demolishing Strongholds in Relationships

Demolishing Strongholds in Relationships

In 2 Corinthians 10, Paul writes about strongholds. He explains that the weapons Christ followers have are not of this world, but have divine power. In verse 5, he states, “We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of...
The Gift of No For Christians

The Gift of No For Christians

As soon as I hit send, I regretted it. I said yes to something I should have said no to. It’s not that I didn’t want to say yes – it’s that I didn’t have time for another project. I frequently tell myself to “give your best...
Relational Reset: Unlearning the Habits that Hold You Back

Relational Reset: Unlearning the Habits that Hold You Back

Dear Friends, Today is the BIG day – my second book is being released! I am so thankful to Moody Publishers for publishing “Relational Reset: Unlearning the Habits that Hold You Back.” Tomorrow – February 6th – please tune in to Dr. Gary...

Picket Fence Worthy

On the day I met my husband of 15+ years, he told me he was going to marry me one day. He also promised me a chocolate lab and a white picket fence. While I’m allergic to dogs, I wish I had that picket fence. If I did, I would lean over it and share some...
When You Have a Problem With Everyone Who Isn’t Like You

When You Have a Problem With Everyone Who Isn’t Like You

Over two decades ago, country singer Lee Ann Womack released a song titled I’ll Think of A Reason Later.  The gist of the song is that a woman finds out her ex-boyfriend is engaged. Although she can’t find anything wrong with the other woman, she decides...