When You Feel Like You Don’t Fit In

A beautiful albino deer appeared in our yard during our last snow storm. The doe has been spotted in our neighborhood off and on over the years. She always stands out in stark contrast against her more camouflaged friends. I often wonder if she is aware of her differences. Do the other deer treat her

When You Feel Like You Don’t Fit In 2016-02-05T14:33:26+00:00

The Lap of Love

Seeing a glimpse of God’s heart when my dog plopped onto my lap. Bailey, my poor golden retriever, has had a hard week. A large cyst on her back ruptured, requiring emergency surgery. She now has six inches worth of stitches surrounded by a massive patch of shaved skin. My husband calls her Frankendog, and

The Lap of Love 2016-02-03T15:15:28+00:00


He was terrified of the giant looming over him. “I can’t do it; I won’t do it,” he said over and over. This giant did not have a physical form, yet to my son, it might as well have been Goliath. The giant was his fear. The reason: a mandatory 3-5 minute speech he had

FIGHTING GIANTS 2016-01-30T14:51:15+00:00

Lessons in the Snow

You can sure learn a lot from snow. Snow teaches great lessons like: How to survive the front lines of the battlefield known as the grocery store at T minus 12 hours till storm time. Why it is important to pick up dog poop before sledding down your backyard. That waterproof pants are worth the investment.

Lessons in the Snow 2016-01-27T16:41:18+00:00

Finding the Mute Button

Some say it's an introverted thing. Others say it's a female thing. I'm starting to think it's just a human thing: Self-doubt. The running commentary in my head: "I can't believe I actually said that!" "How stupid do they think I am now?" "What did they mean by that comment earlier?" "Is she staring at

Finding the Mute Button 2016-01-22T01:56:21+00:00

To my son the night before you become a teenager

I pause to watch you while you sleep just as I have done almost every night since you came into this world. The bed that once seemed to swallow you, now can barely contain you. I stand riveted to the side of your bed as flashes of your precious life flash before my eyes. The

To my son the night before you become a teenager 2016-01-18T05:52:09+00:00

Confessions of a Plant Killer

Confession: I am a plant killer. I don't want to be. I love plants and flowers. But it is pretty much a guarantee that if I bring a plant home, within a few weeks it's a goner. I can almost hear the poor little cries from the flowers at Home Depot as I walk by,

Confessions of a Plant Killer 2016-01-15T14:22:17+00:00

SEE(ing) into the future

I will confess that getting back into writing after an extended break has been a challenge. Case and point? That sentence took me two days to write! (Did it blow your mind? Change your life?) I am so thankful for the opportunity I had to simply be present with my family over the Christmas break,

SEE(ing) into the future 2016-01-07T16:16:07+00:00

A Time of Rest in a Season of Stress

I fully intended to post this week about the Write It, Learn It, Live It Bible Study Method for kids. I feel so passionate about that and want to further explore ways to help our kids learn the Bible, and yet every time I sit down to post I find myself staring at a white

A Time of Rest in a Season of Stress 2015-12-17T16:19:53+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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