How Holiday Busts Also Tell the Christmas Message

(Inside: God even speaks through the holiday bumps.) Sometimes, the most annoying-not-as-we-planned-it moments in the holiday season best tell the true meaning of Christmas.   Here’s what got me thinking about this. I was editing these photos thinking: These are lovely. I love Christmas.   I almost forgot about the kiddos juggling ornaments, breaking ornaments, Read More

Why You Should Walk with Confidence Today

(Inside: Today. You got this.)   Whatever you have going on… Your day is normal, routine and mundane. Your day is relaxing and fun. Your day is extra busy. You’re trying to make a difficult decision. You’re taking a brave step or a chance on something new. Your mind is on someone or something you Read More

How God Spoke To Me In My Fear

 One of my biggest fears about going back to work after 6 years of being a stay-at-home-mom was feeling like I wouldn’t have enough time with my kids. Instead, I feel like I have become more intentional with my time. Like tonight, my son and I snuck out to enjoy some night skating – totally Read More

Let Your Faith Be Bigger Than Your Fear

(Inside: Follow your heart’s leading – let your faith be bigger than your fear.) I was asked to speak at a mom’s group… 80 women, a topic I must to research, and vulnerable stories my heart knows I need to share. Then that speaking engagement led to another invitation…then another… I’ve felt led to write Read More

My Prayer for Courage

(Inside: A personal reflection of courage and faith.)   Courage is my current focus.   I’m learning to discern God’s voice in my life; to feel His gentle nudge and interpret what He writes on my heart.  I believe that He gives me – just like everyone else – talents and gifts. I believe He Read More

A Morning Prayer to Strengthen Mommas

(Inside: A morning prayer to strengthen and encourage tired mommas.)   My sister told me a secret to her joy and contentment.    Each morning, she lays in bed and prays to see her day – and specifically the people in her day – through God’s eyes.   Well, that’s an idea…   When I Read More

Increase Your Happiness IN THE CHAOS {Printable}

(Inside: How to increase your happiness.) My four-year-old son didn’t cry when the nurse consecutively plunged 3 needles into his arm. No one tear.   That’s never happened in our home before.   Minutes before the shots, tears streamed down my four-year-old’s face. His little body trembled in anticipation until my oldest son said to him, “Shots don’t Read More

How to Grow Your Faith

(Inside: How to grow your faith.)   Have you ever looked at an obstacle in your life – struggling relationships, anxiety, indecisiveness, fear…etc… and concluded the reason your challenge has not moved is that you lack faith?   I get you.   Because we can think if we just have faith as small as a Read More

The Power of Stillness in the Chaos

(Inside: Be still and see all the goodness around you.)   Do you ever just want everything to stop?   The dishes, the changing diapers, the constant picking up – just stop, because I want to soak in this life, for 1/2 a second before the crying starts again. How does a busy mother actually Read More

My Kids Grow Too Fast (Sniff) – What to Remember

(Inside: What to remember when you’re sad your kids grow so fast.) Today was the last day of school and I was surprised at how sad I felt.    I’ve been looking forward to school being done and being home with my boys for months.  But instead of feeling the mounting anticipation of excitement, a lump formed in Read More

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