christian women

be at peace…

Do you have anyone in your life who is difficult to be at peace with? I do. And I gotta say that sometimes, being at peace is no small task…and definitely not always very fun or very fair. For the last year, I’ve been wrestling with what the Bible says about being a peacemaker because…

SNOWMAGEDDON.

Snowmageddon. That’s what I’m calling it. There is so much snow it feels like the end of the world is coming. No matter how many times I beg, it.won’t.stop.snowing. #snowfordays  All this snow brings snow days, event cancellations, and my personal favorite: snow removal. Oh sweet Jesus, the snow removal. This winter, my fam is…

in the middle of a storm…

We are in the middle of a storm at our house, and it has been really difficult to navigate. Life feels turbulent, unsettled and out of control. I could not stop the flood of tears tonight as we processed what has happened and what the future holds.  Not my favorite. (If you haven’t read my…

i stood in a line on black friday…

This weekend I saw SO CLEARLY the tension of living in the world but living by the Word. The two often seem to stand in direct contradiction to each other. Have you noticed that? Do you ever feel that same tension? I felt it as I stood in a line on black Friday at a…

i heard God’s voice so clearly…

All the adrenaline that has been carrying me through football season has completely died. Now that the season is over, I suddenly feel like I am 100 years old. I’m exhausted: emotionally, mentally and physically. On Saturday evening, I fell asleep at 7:00 PM while I was trying to study the Word. When I woke…

less of me…

John the Baptist was one.weird.dude. but I really like him. He was potentially the first Jesus freak. He lived in the wilderness by himself, wore clothes made of camel hair, and ate locusts and honey for food. Not your average Joe…or John. I bet he didn’t fit in with anyone. I’m sure few people understood…

winning at football but losing at grace…

This football season has been amazing. AH.MAZ.ING. We are so thankful for the gift that it has been. We have seen God’s hand in a mighty way and it’s also been really fun to win. But it hasn’t been easy. It’s been really difficult actually, a huge adjustment for the whole family. And we haven’t…

love isn’t enough…

I’m completely unqualified to speak on this giant topic, I fully understand. Utterly unqualified. I’m talking about: Mass shootings. Hate crimes. Human trafficking. Violence. How did our country get so lost? The problem seems so big….so beyond me. It feels like there is nothing I can do that would make a difference. Have you felt…

despite all my failures…

Even though I have read John, Chapter 21, many times before, I never really got it…until now. This time, as I read about Peter’s encounter with Jesus after the resurrection, I finally understood what was happening. I could, unfortunately, totally relate to Peter. It turns out, I’m a lot like him. Oh Peter. Here’s a…

my little ballerina…

You know what’s hard about having four kids? Everything. The answer is everything is hard with four kids. But I feel like the hardest part is that I cannot do a good job with all four at once. It’s impossible. Lately, the littles have been taking up more than their share of my attention, which…