I have been extremely vocal on my personal social media regarding the current events in our country. I also realize I stand in a unique position as a white woman because I am, in fact, the mother of five black children. Each of them have different shades of brown skin, different curl patterns to their … More Black Lives Matter
A few months ago I read Andrew Peterson’s book, Adorning the Dark. In this incredible work, Andrew describes the labor and intentionality of creativity and community. He describes his family’s decision to leave the city and move out to the country, putting down deep roots. He encourages the reader to be purposeful in settling down … More Give your house a name.
Well, I stink at keeping promises. I broke the 40 day commitment to write (obviously) this weekend. Life happened and between the birthday of my firstborn and an ER visit for one of my kids (they are ok, thank God!) writing fell to the bottom of my priority list. I’m sure all twelve of my … More Update and a Prayer
Let’s not waste this season. Let’s learn what God is teaching us through this massive slow-down. … More The Virus Before the Virus
Since I released my book, Paper Dolls: Trust your Instincts, last December I have been inundated with one question… “What can I do?” There is not just one answer, and I don’t pretend to believe we will stop Sex Trafficking on this side of eternity. But I also believe we must do whatever we can, … More You asked…
Please don’t let this time pass without being able to measure your spiritual growth in feet, not inches. … More On the Front Lines
A Life of Simple Joys hasn’t felt very joyful lately, and that’s ok. It’s real life. There is no joy in recognizing the reality of suffering in our most vulnerable populations, but there IS joy in seeing God move and seeing His people step in to the fight. There is great joy in looking into the eyes of a rescued survivor and seeing the light of redemption glowing within.I’m not going to completely stop writing about these hard things, but I will sprinkle hard truth with hope. … More Exposing Beauty
Today’s post absolutely sickened me. I received it a while back from a friend and had saved it to read later. I receive a LOT of articles, which I appreciate when I am doing research for a book but I also, sometimes, just can’t read one more horrific story and have to take a break. … More In Missouri.
Remember: We are not the first generation to have to quarantine and the ones before us survived without today’s technology. … More Don’t Let your Kids be Prey
Today’s video will inspire you. I hope it fuels your spiritual fire, giving you God’s vision for what lies ahead. … More Use us, God.