the Word

a lot can happen in 1 year…

One year.  It’s been one year since I took a giant leap of faith and started a blog.  I remember my first post. I was terrified. New to writing. Tech un-savvy. Insecure about my idea.  I hit the “publish” button and cried because I was so scared it would flop.  It feels like a lifetime…

my joy went missing…

This week, my joy went missing. No matter how hard I tried, I couldn’t seem to find it. I think it may have gotten buried underneath expensive car repairs, sick kids, big decisions, a mountain of to-dos, job rejections and lack of sleep. As I was lamenting my lack of joy to the Lord this…

do this one thing…

I went to church every Sunday. I volunteered at church. A lot. I was part of a small group. I listened to Christian music. I had wonderful mentor moms. I had solid Christian friends. I thought I was doing good in the faith department. But… there was one thing I didn’t do. Just one thing.…

fasting ain’t easy…but it’s worth it.

I.love.to.eat. Seriously, I love food. I graze all day long. And for good reason: it is NOT pretty when I go too long without it. My attitude gets ugly fast. Right before Ben and I got married, my dad said something to him like, “just feed that one every couple hours and you will be…

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…

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…