Monthly Archives: April 2017

When my daughter’s broken heart brought joy to my own

Tears streamed down her lightly freckled cheeks. Blue eyes swam in emotion—an emotion she couldn’t quite identify. As she read, she occasionally whispered his name, followed by the question “why?” She paused to wipe her eyes and then continued reading. As repulsed as she was riveted. Finally, from her stool at the kitchen counter, she

When my daughter’s broken heart brought joy to my own 2018-03-29T11:25:26+00:00

The Power of One

One. The solitary number just never seems big enough, does it? One potato chip? Hardly!! One dollar? Barely enough to buy a soda anymore. One day of vacation? You can’t even get fully relaxed! I am so quick to dismiss one, often feeling as though it’s lack reflects my own. After all, in a culture

The Power of One 2017-04-11T13:03:20+00:00

Work in progress; please pardon the mess

“I don't really understand myself, for I want to do what is right, but I don't do it. Instead, I do what I hate.” Romans 7:15 I love that Paul penned those words, and I am so thankful that God chose to include them in the Bible. For those two sentences perfectly encapsulate my day

Work in progress; please pardon the mess 2017-04-06T13:45:45+00:00

A Creed Worth Reading (and memorizing!)

My dear friend and mental health champion, Aimee Elizabeth Caverly, has written a Creed for Mental Wellness. Having struggled with mental illness for years, Aimee knows first hand that hope in the midst of blinding darkness is possible! She is a living testimony that healing can happen and that a diagnosis does not define you.

A Creed Worth Reading (and memorizing!) 2017-04-05T12:30:54+00:00

What one little girl taught me about real worship

(I witnessed the following scene at church several weeks ago, and it has stayed with me ever since. It's amazing what children can teach us and reveal to us about God and how to worship Him!) She sang with abandon. Her blond curls bouncing as she poured her heart, soul, and fourth-grade self into the song.

What one little girl taught me about real worship 2017-04-02T18:32:47+00:00

About My Work

This blog serves as an online journal of sorts. It is where I go to process my thoughts and feelings. It is where I write about what it means to shine the light of Jesus in an ever darkening world. And it is where I record the beautiful glimpses of God’s extraordinary grace in the midst of my very ordinary life.

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Release Date: May 8th, 2018
The release date for the Joey book I wrote is almost here! Would you add your email so I can keep you updated about events, book signings, and what the LORD has been doing through the book? As a thank you, I'll give you a link for a BEAUTIFUL digital poster that features a painting of the Joey bookcover painted by my friend Michelle!
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