It’s a Crumbly Battle

It's a Crumbly Battle

Special Note: Are you struggling to make this Christmas more than a flurry of activities and expectations? Slow down for a moment and remember that whatever the challenge, joy can remain in the midst of the battle. I pray that you’ll find a reason to persevere as you read this thoughtful guest post by my […]

How Will This Happen?


“How will this happen…” Luke 1:34 (NCV) This was the honest question posed by Mary when the angel Gabriel appeared to her saying that she, a virgin, would give birth to a son. Each time I read this story I appreciate her authentic reaction. Luke tells us that she was “confused and disturbed.” This announcement […]

Your Family Narrative

Your Family Narrative

“Your life is a blank page. You write on it.” Donald Miller It’s the Monday after Thanksgiving and you’ve had three days to think about your holiday experience:  How beautiful the table looked, or why your family should never play charades on an empty stomach. More importantly, why does Aunt Edna always insist on bringing that […]

Be Grateful

Thanksgiving Bible

Being grateful during the month of November is almost compulsory. We are constantly being prompted to count our blessings and to be thankful. But wouldn’t it be amazing if we continued this habit during the other 11 months of the year? In fact, a daily moment to stop and appreciate the gift of life would […]

Have You Forgotten How to Play?

Have You Forgotten How to Play 2

Have you forgotten how to play? Many of us have. We work hard at work and tirelessly at home. The to-do lists are never really done and play can seem like an indulgence—even irresponsible. Yet those well-known for their genius have always seen the value of play. “Play is the highest form of research.” –Albert […]

Reminder–FREE Giveaway!


To celebrate my new website design I’m giving away 3 FREE copies of my book: How to Love Your Crazy Family—52 Quick Reads for No Ordinary Days. If you want to enter to win you only need to: • Share last Thursday’s post about my new website on your Facebook page saying why you love […]

NOT Picture Perfect!

NOT Picture Perfect

When looking at someone’s family photo or selfie have you ever thought, Oh come on, really? That doesn’t even look like them! We’ve all done it. Why is everyone trying for this picture perfect image when the real life imperfections are what we relate to anyway? Life is messy! It’s not airbrushed, and we can’t […]

My New Website and a FREE Giveaway!

Family Picture Upclose

Today is the big day! It’s Christmas and my birthday all wrapped up into one! I’ve been working on my new website with Deluxe Designs and April Williams Photography. I’m thrilled to share the changes that I’ve made because they were made with YOU in mind! I hope when you look through the website you […]