Last Spring I planted three Peony tubers, knowing it takes a few years to produce the flowers but also aware that the result would be glorious and worth the wait. Having had Peonies in our previous house, I thought I knew what to expect the first year: evidence of life, a few leaves, maybe little … More Joy in the Unexpected
Am I a vessel through which His love flows freely, or a dam that selfishly holds things in check out of fear or distrust that there will be enough to go around…enough of me, enough of Him, enough of whatever it is I hold selfishly against my chest and refuse to let go?Am I wild with distrust, desperately grasping for control and fearful of what tomorrow holds? Or am I at peace in the core of my soul, knowing that tomorrow is in His hands and that, live or die, I will ultimately live? … More A Simple Prayer
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.
I felt it rising up in the pit of my stomach. Anxiety. Fear. The what-if’s poured over me in waves and I struggled to catch my breath. I expressed it to my husband, the tension and struggle that fought within me. For days I had shrugged Coronavirus off as hype, saw the reaction of our … More If You are Afraid
“I had a normal life until the doors of my home closed.” There is little I can add to what this courageous young woman will tell you in the video I’m am sharing today. In the midst of all our newfound down-time, I ask you to use part of that time to pray for the … More In Her Own Words