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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+00:00

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+00:00

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+00:00

When You Feel Overwhelmed Take it One Bite at a Time

When You Feel Overwhelmed Take it One Bite at a Time I stare at the offending room. The clutter and chaos taunt me. My kitchen has become a giant (and maddening) game of whack-a-mole!! It’s clean—it’s cluttered. It’s organized—it looks like a bomb exploded. It’s lemon-fresh—dear heavens what died in here?!?! It is an ongoing

When You Feel Overwhelmed Take it One Bite at a Time 2018-06-20T15:52:45+00:00

The Scent of God’s Love: Surely it Smells Like Listerine

The Scent of God's Love: Surely it Smells Like Listerine I snuggle my eight-year-old self under the quilt, reveling in the decadent space of a queen-sized bed. I rub my cheek against the feather-soft pillowcase and breathe deeply. An intensely comforting aroma fills my nostrils as Listerine and Bengay forever intermingle with the memory of

The Scent of God’s Love: Surely it Smells Like Listerine 2018-06-13T20:01:55+00:00

Dear kids, you’re not gonna like this (but I’m ok with that)

Dear kids,  I love you two more than you can imagine—more than my own life or happiness. I love you with a forever love. A fierce love. A protective love. A love which is stronger than my desire to make you happy every second of the day. Don’t get me wrong, I want you to

Dear kids, you’re not gonna like this (but I’m ok with that) 2018-05-24T10:15:11+00:00

Be The One

Tonight I sat on my teenage son’s bed, fighting back tears as he asked me if I thought he would ever get shot at school. It was the first time I’ve seen real fear on his face—fear born from the stark realization that life-altering, life-ending violence can happen anywhere. And I hate it. I hate

Be The One 2018-05-20T15:20:24+00:00

#nofearFriday: Identity Versus Fear

#nofearFriday It's #nofearFriday and today we are tackling identity and fear. What do you think? Can identity influence fear? Does confusion over our true identity cause us to be more fearful? I think the Bible gives strong evidence to suggest it does. I also believe that the secret to living a fear less life is

#nofearFriday: Identity Versus Fear 2018-05-18T11:28:18+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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