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When you just want to curl up in a ball and lay your head on God’s lap

(This post was originally shared on 2/4/2016. When it popped up in my "memory feed" today, it seemed appropriate to re-share; both as a tribute to my sweet Bailey and because I think we are all kinda at the point of needing to lay our heads in God's lap for awhile....) Bailey, my sweet golden

When you just want to curl up in a ball and lay your head on God’s lap 2019-02-04T09:46:30-04:00

When the foundations are being destroyed, what can we do? Look up!

“When the foundations are being destroyed,     what can the righteous do? The Lord is in his holy temple;     the Lord is on his heavenly throne.” Psalm 11:3-4 When what we have been standing on, hoping in, and depending on begins to fall, what are we to do?  We are to stand up, reach up and look up—this is the message

When the foundations are being destroyed, what can we do? Look up! 2019-01-25T17:12:37-04:00

Is prayer really all that important? (A series on prayer: Day one)

This post is part of a series on prayer. You can find all of the posts here In my quest to dive deeper into the gift of prayer, I have written out several questions about prayer, as well as several statements which I believe contribute, at times, to my lack of prayer. I so want

Is prayer really all that important? (A series on prayer: Day one) 2019-01-15T10:15:25-04:00

Unwrapping one of God’s Greatest Gifts—A blog series on prayer

My husband gave me a big leather box this Christmas. It was black and had a cool silver swirly thingy towards the top. But all I could see was a box. I turned it upside down. I turned it around. I touched the swirly thing. But I had no idea what I was supposed to

Unwrapping one of God’s Greatest Gifts—A blog series on prayer 2019-01-23T11:25:22-04:00

My Life Motto Should Clearly Be: I Try….I really, really try

My life motto should really be “I try.” You guys, I try so hard. I really do. But so often it just doesn’t quite work out. Case in point: last night's dinner. I had it all planned out. Having done take out several nights this week, I committed to making a nice home made meal.

My Life Motto Should Clearly Be: I Try….I really, really try 2018-10-26T09:38:31-04:00

Some JOEY News to Share

I just received word that JOEY is being reprinted again!!! That makes 4 hardback printings and 6 softcover printings!!! You guys, never (like never ever) could I have imagined I would write those words!!   I just need a moment to give praise where praise is due.... Before launching JOEY my greatest fear was that it

Some JOEY News to Share 2018-10-03T11:07:46-04:00

You’ve been called by God, but what if everybody else gets there first???

You've been called by God, but what if everybody else gets there first??? My daughter doesn't just get hungry. She gets hangry! When that girl needs a meal, we all know about it! Normally a sweet, loving girl, her entire personality transforms when her belly demands food. And when that happens...watch out! And get the

You’ve been called by God, but what if everybody else gets there first??? 2018-08-03T08:27:02-04:00

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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SIGNUP FOR JOEY BOOK UPDATES & RECEIVE THIS POSTER →

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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