November 25, 2020

Dear Friends, Yep, it’s official. I was sick all last week and received my lab results back on Friday night with the news that I have COVID-19. It has been quite a journey, as I have been pretty sick for most of the past week and although slightly better now, it seems to be a lingering type of illness. But while this can be troublesome, I am also very aware that there is a command in scripture that says we are… Read more

November 19, 2020

When you make the effort to understand and honor your spouse’s unique perspective and values you’ll give—and receive—a gift much greater than money can buy. Read more

November 17, 2020

When your husband’s mood turns a bit icy when you ask him certain questions, you can feel the chill, but do you know why he’s responding in that way? Read more

November 12, 2020

Every time I think about how God redirected my steps, I’m reminded that His plans are so much greater than mine. Read more

November 10, 2020

Parents, I have some encouraging news for you. Although we’re all suffering from just a smidge of PTSD this year, we have also learned some really important lessons. And I’m not just talking about discovering that the kids won’t interrupt your Zoom meetings if you hide in your laundry closet. I’m talking about some crucial truths that have been left standing when everything else has been shaken. Especially for those of us who have kids at home. We’ve all been… Read more

November 5, 2020

Hello Friends, November ushers us into a season when we are more intentional about reflecting on all we have to be thankful for. This year, especially, let’s keep that tradition and place our focus on gratitude, kindness, and joy. And I am very grateful for you! As an expression of thanks, here’s a small gift—an excerpt from my latest devotional, Find Joy. Read more

November 3, 2020

In a few hours, the polls will close. And for the next few days or weeks, we’ll all have a choice to make: how are we going to handle the outcome of the election? Especially if the “outcome” means flying through intense political turbulence, as simmering frustrations, uncertainties and fears boil over around us. If—or more likely, when—we see that turmoil, let’s resolve to be characterized by something very different. No matter what is going on around us, and no… Read more

October 29, 2020

Friends, I am so excited to finally share with you my latest devotional, Find Joy: A Devotional Journey to Unshakable Wonder in an Uncertain World. Isn’t the cover simply gorgeous? The designer did such an amazing job. The artwork inside is just as inspiring. And the 60 daily devotions are sure to encourage you—and take you on an important journey. Little did I know as I was writing this devotional in 2019 just how different 2020 would be. And how… Read more

October 27, 2020

Current circumstances have definitely made shopping a little more complicated. If it’s not with masks and social distancing, it’s online shopping for everything from groceries to mattresses to everything in between! (Sooooo many boxes being delivered, am I right?) But what might have stayed exactly the same is the negative reaction you get from your husband when you arrive home from your latest run to the big-box store or yet another Amazon delivery appears at the front door. For some… Read more

October 22, 2020

I recently shared my outlook on the upcoming presidential election, our national discord, the possibility of a drawn-out election process with even more division afterwards, and the responsibility of Christians to point others to Christ in the midst of it all. (If you missed it, check out Part 1 and Part 2.) This is particularly crucial when the division hits close to home. We talk about “ramping up to the election,” but because of early voting the election is well… Read more

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