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be the one…

I was all set to go with my next blog… and then I felt the Holy Spirit tugging on my heart to write something else. So, in the spirit of obedience, I will save that blog for Thursday. Today I am going to take the time to be thankful; to acknowledge that in the midst…

when serving isn’t so glamorous…

Just when I thought that I was doing so well, pride reared its ugly head and gave a mighty roar in my heart this week. Man, it’s easy to let pride sneak in, isn’t it? Of course, on the week that my hubby has extra meetings and trainings every night, and my son has extra…

the struggle and the glory…

I had a moment this morning. One of those moments… the really picturesque ones. The sun was shining, the birds were chirping, I had a cup of hot coffee in my hand and all four of my kiddos were lined up on the front step for a first day of school pic. My three-year-old started…

extravagant love…

Extravagant love. Over-the-top, sold out, totally devoted love. Beautiful. Lavish. Gut-wrenching Love. I was struck by a display of this opulent kind of love this morning as I read John 12. Mary and Martha were hosting a dinner party in honor of Jesus; a thankful tribute to the miracle he had performed in their family…

under attack…

Dear family, Sorry for this week. I fell so short in so many ways. Please forgive me. I hope you know that I’m doing my best and that I love you very much. Mom If I had to write a letter to my family about the last five days, that is what it would say.…

an abundant life…

Today is a big day for my husband. Well, really it’s a big day for our family. Tonight is his first football game as the head coach for Blaine High School. GAME DAY BABY! We were up early this morning; in the Word, on our knees, and elbow deep in coffee. So. Much. Coffee. We…

when the truth is offensive…

Offensive. That’s what some theologians call the gospel of John… the most offensive gospel of the four. Now, after studying the first 9 chapters, I understand why. Most religious people don’t react well to being told they aren’t really followers of Christ. And Jesus does this in the book of John repeatedly. It’s not what…

5 practical steps for overcoming excuses…

I’m going to be vulnerable with you. The launch of my newsletter, Mint., felt like a really big day for me. I was terrified and exhilarated when I hit send. Because this is my thing. The thing I have always wanted to do, but never had the courage to do. The thing I did as…

the recipe for the best.cookies.ever…

As promised, here is the recipe for the best chocolate chip cookies ever. EVER. You are welcome.   3/4 cup softened butter 1 & 1/4 cup brown sugar 1 egg 1 Tbsp vanilla extract 2 Tbsp milk Mix ingredients until smooth and creamy. Add: 2 & 3/4 cup flour 1 tsp salt 3/4 tsp baking…

feed your soul…

Here’s a little something you may not know about me: I love food. Especially good food. Sometimes, I even like healthy food. Sometimes. I love rich, decadent desserts and garden fresh, mildly spicy salsa, and warm, soft homemade cookies. I love sitting down to an amazing meal with my family or with my girlfriends and…