Archive for May, 2016

How to stay involved in her life as a teen.

Being involved in her life as a teen starts when she is young. It is a relationship that is developed over time.

  Too many times, we assume that our teenage daughters should just automatically involve us in every aspect of their life. We think they owe it to us.  I mean, we gave birth to them, right?  Can I just tell you- they owe us nothing. Not one thing. We provide for their basic needs their entire lives and as they grow into teenagers our hope and desire is that they still want us to actively be a part…

How a Flawed Disciple Rediscovered Her Voice

how a flawed disciple rediscovered her voice

I love that the twelve disciples were ordinary, human men. They had flaws. Peter was loud and obnoxious. John was slightly competitive. Thomas struggled with unbelief. While others were in the spotlight, Andrew was mostly behind the scenes. I don’t know about you, but I can identify with each one of these character traits. When I look at myself in the mirror, I see a woman with so many flaws. So many that there is…

Unplanned, random, and a bit of vulnerability.

Sometimes the best blog posts are the ones you didn't plan at all.

Right now I’m sitting in my spot on our couch, Mercy is laying right beside me fast asleep, and a lovely little unwelcome odor occasionally drifts past me. I’m tired. I’m nauseous. And this blog post isn’t planned at all.     Yesterday I had a late lunch at Panera Bread Co. I ate some chicken noodle soup and a greek salad. Ever throw up a greek salad? If not I’ll spare you the details…

What life defining moments make you unique?

What life defining moments make you unique? We all experience major highs and bottom out with deep lows. We make sound decisions followed by terrible mistakes. The good and the bad, the easy and the hard, the laugh and the cry are all necessary. They're all required for growth and our reaction to each makes us distinctively unique.

Have you ever thought about what makes you unique? This came up in a recent conversation with a friend…so I asked, “what’s unique about you”? He replied, “my DNA”! Really, that’s your answer? After a brief laugh, I realized the brilliance behind his response. There are 7.4 billion people currently spinning on this globe with us and everyone is different. God embedded a specified DNA blueprint that forms who we are, how we think, how we…

How Fierce Love Changes Everything

How fierce love changes everything!

It’s fierce. This love. It’s very, very fierce. Jesus has done so much for me. He saved me. Literally saved me. I can’t even remember what it was like when I became a believer of Jesus Christ for the first time. I was very young. I kinda just grew up knowing Him. And I loved Him with all of my heart. But then this happened. About 8-9 years ago I fell into a trap. This…

Not Your Typical Mother’s Day tribute.

This isn't your typical Mother's Day tribute. It's not focused on giving advice, a top ten list of the qualities of a good mom or even my own mom.

First things first. Guess what?  Eeek! My fists are curled up in excitement and they’re covering my mouth and I’m just giddy! John agreed to guest post for me! It’ll be coming SOON. So watch out for it! Now..onto today: This is Not Your Typical Mother’s Day Tribute.   This is a different kind of Mother’s Day tribute. I’m not going to give you mom advice, a top ten list of the qualities of a good mom,…

#ComeWithMe Book Review | GIVEAWAY!!

Come with Me- Suzie Eller

For those that follow me regularly you know I’m a big fan of Suzie Eller. I’ve known her since I was 10. She was my bible teacher at church on Wednesday night and by far one of my favorite teachers;  like, in all of ever. We moved churches a couple of years later and I never really saw her again. Imagine my glee when we reconnected several years later on Facebook. I was honored to…

Overwhelming Grace

Overwhelming Grace. #YourStory with Kristi Woods

There are times when grace violently overwhelms me just like waves crashing on the seashore. The tears begin to fall and refuse to stop. This leads to the heaving of my chest and the ugly cry comes in full force. You get the picture. It happens in the most random places. Once in a church sanctuary of over 200 ladies. I was sitting on the front row listening to a story of how a Momma was reunited…

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