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A Soul at Rest Tends to Stay at Rest

I’ll never forget the moment the word “busy” rung in my ears like a curse word. My grandmother, whom I loved dearly, was battling stage 4 lung cancer. She had been in treatments, had lost her hair, and I lived several hours away but spent as many weekends with her as I possibly could. I

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Choosing Our Main Things and Keeping Them Main

Grizz likes to use this one line to calm me down when I find myself swirling in circles of overwhelm, with too many choices for too little time: Keep the main thing the main thing. That’s all well and fine, I remind him, but what if you don’t know what the main thing is even?

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Lessons Learned from eHarmony – 10 Married Years Later

The month of love is winding down today. For the stores at least, I hope not for you. Pastel bunnies and foil-wrapped chocolate eggs are lacing the shelves that just days earlier kissed us with the sweetest messages on candy hearts. Sugar wrapped in plastic communicating love now speak of resurrected life. What an odd

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What I Want My Daughter To Learn From St. Valentine’s Day

From what I can tell, St. Valentine’s Day has its roots in the martyrdom of at least one Christian, all Valentine’s, on February 14th. Rather gruesome displays in fact. Much later Geoffrey Chaucer, author of “The Canterbury Tales” decreed the February feast of St. Valentinus to be associated with the mating of birds, which is apparently

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Release the Mama Bears! Why the Time is Now

A few weekends ago I had the privilege of speaking at a retreat on the topic of Imago Dei: the image of God. Specifically, I was asked to speak on how we as women are created in the Imago Dei, uniquely as women. Well, my pleasure. I have skinned my knee so many times on

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10 Ways to Transition Like a Human Person

I shared some behind-the-scenes true stories of my “fail” moments as a blogger with those who subscribe this week…which could be you too if you sign up here, but no one needs to know if you do or don’t. You are OK. So, it’s 2018. I feel like I need to start there because I’m still

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5 Surefire Ways to Hinder Healthy Female Friendships – Part I

Several years ago I was asked to speak to a mom’s group on women friendships. The irony went several layers deep, I felt like the least qualified woman to speak on friendship. Though I was women’s ministry director for our church at the time, I felt lonely, socially too-much, over-extended in shallow relationships, I struggled

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A Soul at Rest Tends to Stay at Rest

I’ll never forget the moment the word “busy” rung in my ears like a curse word. My grandmother, whom I loved dearly, was battling stage 4 lung cancer. She had been in treatments, had lost her hair, and I lived several hours away but spent as many weekends with her as I possibly could. I

Read More »

Choosing Our Main Things and Keeping Them Main

Grizz likes to use this one line to calm me down when I find myself swirling in circles of overwhelm, with too many choices for too little time: Keep the main thing the main thing. That’s all well and fine, I remind him, but what if you don’t know what the main thing is even?

Read More »

Lessons Learned from eHarmony – 10 Married Years Later

The month of love is winding down today. For the stores at least, I hope not for you. Pastel bunnies and foil-wrapped chocolate eggs are lacing the shelves that just days earlier kissed us with the sweetest messages on candy hearts. Sugar wrapped in plastic communicating love now speak of resurrected life. What an odd

Read More »

What I Want My Daughter To Learn From St. Valentine’s Day

From what I can tell, St. Valentine’s Day has its roots in the martyrdom of at least one Christian, all Valentine’s, on February 14th. Rather gruesome displays in fact. Much later Geoffrey Chaucer, author of “The Canterbury Tales” decreed the February feast of St. Valentinus to be associated with the mating of birds, which is apparently

Read More »

Release the Mama Bears! Why the Time is Now

A few weekends ago I had the privilege of speaking at a retreat on the topic of Imago Dei: the image of God. Specifically, I was asked to speak on how we as women are created in the Imago Dei, uniquely as women. Well, my pleasure. I have skinned my knee so many times on

Read More »

10 Ways to Transition Like a Human Person

I shared some behind-the-scenes true stories of my “fail” moments as a blogger with those who subscribe this week…which could be you too if you sign up here, but no one needs to know if you do or don’t. You are OK. So, it’s 2018. I feel like I need to start there because I’m still

Read More »

5 Surefire Ways to Hinder Healthy Female Friendships – Part I

Several years ago I was asked to speak to a mom’s group on women friendships. The irony went several layers deep, I felt like the least qualified woman to speak on friendship. Though I was women’s ministry director for our church at the time, I felt lonely, socially too-much, over-extended in shallow relationships, I struggled

Read More »