A really special book launches tomorrow, and the fact that I’m part of it is a dream come true in more ways than one. Just six months ago, I had been thinking and praying about our generation’s need for more voices to speak life and truth and practical spiritual application into the hearts of women. More voices pointingContinue reading “begin.”
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Spiritually Dry: When you’re doing All The Spiritual Things… and He still feels far away.
Do you ever feel like you’re in a spiritual desert even when you’re actively pursuing God? Ever feel dead tired spiritually — even as you’re trying to follow Jesus? Me too. Then I found a beautiful (and surprising) encouragement tucked away in the Scriptures. The truths in those words have re-awakened my hope. It’s changedContinue reading “Spiritually Dry: When you’re doing All The Spiritual Things… and He still feels far away.”
You can only carry yourself so far, Warrior.
I went to a women’s conference this weekend. It was the Belong Tour, and to be honest I only bought a ticket because I was SO. EXCITED. TO SEE JEN HATMAKER! There were other amazing women there as well, and Glennon from Momastery even made a guest appearance! The whole weekend was funny and touching; I laughed,Continue reading “You can only carry yourself so far, Warrior.”
A Letter to Myself About Glennon’s Divorce
Glennon Doyle Melton announced earlier this month that she is leaving her husband. I admire her vulnerability in sharing about her marriage and her decision to leave. I thought about making this “A Letter to Glennon About Her Divorce.” But I’m not. Because this post isn’t about her. It’s about me. You see, Glennon closed her announcement with aContinue reading “A Letter to Myself About Glennon’s Divorce”
What a 3-month-old baby taught me about bathroom politics.
Lately, it feels like controversy is constantly all up in my face. So. much. input. Social media, blogs, articles, posts, comments. Everyone has an opinion. I end up feeling like I ought to have a “stance” on everything. And, if I’m honest, as a Christian it feels even MORE like I should have this stuff figured out.Continue reading “What a 3-month-old baby taught me about bathroom politics.”
Lent for the rest of us: 2016 (Free printable reading plan!)
Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, which is on February 10 this year, and leads us to Easter on March 27. Are you familiar with Lent? I used to get super stressed about this season. Lent. This 40-day journey leading up to Easter… a time to prepare our hearts for Jesus… all He is and allContinue reading “Lent for the rest of us: 2016 (Free printable reading plan!)”
When you can’t find Jesus.
“Mama, what happens when we die?” She snuggled in close, 6-year-old daughter of mine, worried sick that night about tornadoes and the world and big scary things. “We go to heaven to be with Jesus, baby.” Her head cradled in the crook of my arm, eyes turned up toward me, wide and worried, “But what if IContinue reading “When you can’t find Jesus.”
Throwback Thursday: And now you know.
As of next week, I will have two children in elementary school. That is ALL OF MY CHILDREN. As in, THERE WILL BE NO CHILDREN AT MY HOUSE ALL DAY. Part of me (okay, a LOT of me) is just trying to keep my excitement at a civilized level. Another part of me is simply stunned atContinue reading “Throwback Thursday: And now you know.”
What laundry taught me about prayer.
I’ve been studying the life of David. I’ve always been comforted by his Psalms because he’s kind of all over the place – which describes me most of the time. He’s up, he’s down, he’s everywhere in between. He feels all the feelings. And he feels them deeply. Like, “Go Big or Go Home: Feelings Edition.”Continue reading “What laundry taught me about prayer.”
One key truth you probably have backward. (I did.)
If avoidance was a sport, I’d be World Champion. Until today, I have avoided writing for over a month. It’s basically been a full-on commitment to NOT DO something I’m called to do. And, why? Because writing feels like it will require more than I have to give. It’s the same reason I hid from my neighbor for almost a year.Continue reading “One key truth you probably have backward. (I did.)”