Did You See Your Sacred Moment?

(Inside: Mentally capturing the mom-moments we never want to forget.)   Do you know what my recent favorite moment was?   I stood outside in the driveway, my fingers laced around coffee with salted mocha creamer. The steady bounce of the basketballs leaving my sons hands and thumping against the backboard floated in the air.   Read More

Life Is Art, Paint Your Dreams (Printable)

(Inside: An inspirational free printable to empower you.)   My squeaky shopping cart stopped in its tracks. “Life is art, paint your dreams.” That’s it. That’s the life-giving art I’ve been dragging my three kids around the store trying to find.   Someone wrote that just for me.   I’m sure of it.    What the saying Read More

Your Unique Sacred Gesture – Did You See It Today?

My normal cooking strategy is to bang pots and pans around in the kitchen until my actual-good-cook husband enters the space and says, “I’ll do the main meal. You just cut the strawberries.”  “Oh, that’d be awesome. Thanks.”,(I’d like to cook – if it wasn’t so boring.) So I was not at all surprised when, Read More

A New Beginning Always Starts With An End

  (Inside: Let go of the past and move forward with excited anticipation.)     On mother’s day, I saw this post from a sweet friend and it moved me. With her permission, I’m sharing it with you:   “Amara was just a few months old in this pic, little chub. 20 years old – Read More

Momma, Why You Should Wear Today Differently

(Inside: Noticing the incredible impact you make in the ordinary.)     There is something so lovely about being called God’s masterpiece. God-an-artist resonates with me.    My sister-in-law is an artist. She knits, slip stitches and purls skeins into hats, scarves, and shawls. She took me to a trendy downtown yarn shop. I followed her Read More

How to Turn Your Negative Self-Talk into Joy

(Inside: Make your negative self-talk work for you instead of against you. Using simple actions, learn how to get rid of your negative self-talk. Learn to turn your negative self-talk into joy. )   Often I have Normal-Brain with normal thoughts enjoying a normal day. But then there’s Thorn-in-my-Side-Brain. She shows up unannounced, uninvited and Read More

Look for Hope Because It Will Always Come Back to You

(Inside: Something you can do when you feel hopeless.)     Something I’ve noticed about hope, it always comes back to you.   It’s like how my son sends his yo-yo rapidly towards the ground and yet, when it reaches the bottom, it curls its way back up the string to be caught by ready Read More

Why the Mountain Before Us Will Move

To the mountain before us: Do you know how resourceful, creative and strong our God is?   There are many ways to conquer you.   We can scale you the old fashioned way with salty tears, gripping sweaty hands, and determined steps. Or a cheerleader helicopter pilot might swoop down, tuck us under the safety Read More

Imperfect Faith Is Still Faith

I don’t like to have faith. I mean, I do…but only in theory. Because having faith means I’m okay with the unknown. And that conflicts with my desire to be “in the know” at all times. So to calmly say to God, “You got this. I KNOW you got this,” in the middle of uncertainty, Read More

How to Silence the Mean Voice in Your Head

(Inside: A strategy to tame negative, self-doubting thoughts.) You can’t believe everything your head tells you.   I often have to remind myself of this.   Like, the other day. I will spare you all the details, but the bottom line is: I shared a parenting decision I made with a good friend and in the Read More

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