One Good Phrase: Jennifer Grant (…For a Reason)

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I’ve only begun to get to know Jennifer Grant this year, but in these several months I have found her genuine, kind, and always willing to encourage and advise a newbie writer like me. It’s a treat to have her as part of this series. – If you’re a parent, you’ve likely been through something [Read More...]

One Good Phrase: Sarah Bessey (Calm your heart)

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Someday I may list my top five bloggers of the universe. And if I do, Sarah Bessey will be there on that very short list. Her words move me and challenge me and, best of all, she always says it beautiful. (Also, now’s a good time to confess that some of the “One Good Phrases” [Read More...]

One Good Phrase: Tanya Marlow (Do It Anyway)

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Tanya Marlow would probably not admit it, but she is brave. That’s why I’m drawn to her writing and her view of the world. Tanya has a disease that has forced her to live almost entirely housebound, but I find her vision of life refreshingly big and beautiful. Though she is a lovely English lady across [Read More...]

One Good Phrase: Helen Lee (P.A.)

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I was first introduced to Helen Lee through a real life friend we share in common. That was the same year she released her book The Missional Mom, which I read with my Mom’s Group here in San Francisco. I so appreciate her book for the hope she offers: that moms who want to live [Read More...]

One Good Phrase: Jason Boyett (What song would you like to sing?)

We pray with them. Then I ask, “What song would you like to sing?”
They choose a song, and that’s the last thing we do before we say goodnight. We sing together. [Read more...]

For Brooksie, on his 2nd birthday (A Thankful Tuesday post, of sorts)

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  Brooksie, when I got you out of bed on your second birthday, I whispered. It was 6:30 and your brother was asleep next door; the neighbors were asleep downstairs. I hate worrying about noise. I wanted to bust in with a guitar and serenade you. (If only I could play.) I wanted to shout [Read More...]


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