What Do We Do When Life Falls Apart? The Psalms Show Us the Way

This isn’t how it is supposed to be. The morning after I moved my daughter, Meghan, out of her first apartment and back home, this was the only thought I … Continue reading What Do We Do When Life Falls Apart? The Psalms Show Us the Way

What To Do With Ourselves in the Land of COVID-19

Yesterday was busy in the land of COVID-19. I rose early, as usual, and drank coffee and wrote. Before the sun was fully up, I went to the grocery and … Continue reading What To Do With Ourselves in the Land of COVID-19

There is No COVID19 in Storyland

“I will tell you something about stories . . . They aren’t just entertainment. Don’t be fooled. They are all we have, you see, all we have to fight off … Continue reading There is No COVID19 in Storyland

A Roadmap to Peace When You Are Afraid

Our world has gone crazy with fear. This week, I was thinking about the youth at my church and how this time must be really overwhelming for them. So, I … Continue reading A Roadmap to Peace When You Are Afraid

A Bedtime Story For An Anxious World

The first possession I remember treasuring was a little red tricycle. I was very small when I received it, too small, in fact to work the pedals. I remember the … Continue reading A Bedtime Story For An Anxious World

Faithful Daughter Winners!

We have three winners of Faithful Daughter: Joy Murphey Elizabeth Copeland Kay Tyler Ladies, check your email. I need a mailing address from each of you for Dayspring. Giveaways Are … Continue reading Faithful Daughter Winners!

The Mundane and the Monumental: Clinging to Easter on Monday Morning

This is a re-post of my Jesus Calling blog post, April 1, 2018. It feels especially appropriate today. I hope you are encouraged. Six days before Easter morning, I found … Continue reading The Mundane and the Monumental: Clinging to Easter on Monday Morning

Are You Tired, or Are You Weary? Why the Difference Matters to God.

Work, Work, Work I worked as a maid during my first year in college, and it was a year in which I wasn’t just bone-tired, I was weary. This is … Continue reading Are You Tired, or Are You Weary? Why the Difference Matters to God.

#1 Life-Hack for Exhausted Moms

Faithful Daughter Author, Ami McConnel Guest Post! My beautiful, determined sixteen-year-old daughter Maddie recently got her driver’s license. Friends ask me if I’m worried. Truth is I might be—if I … Continue reading #1 Life-Hack for Exhausted Moms

What Is Lent, and Why Is It Worth My Time and Effort?

Lent is the 46-day penitential season between Ash Wednesday and Easter. It is a time to prepare our hearts anew for resurrection. If you didn’t grow up in a church … Continue reading What Is Lent, and Why Is It Worth My Time and Effort?

Ash Wednesday

“You Have Something On Your Forehead”- What is the Deal with Ash Wednesday?

Today is Ash Wednesday, a Holy Day of prayer that begins the season of Lent. If you, like me, didn’t grow up observing Ash Wednesday, here are a few things … Continue reading “You Have Something On Your Forehead”- What is the Deal with Ash Wednesday?

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Pass the Pancakes- It’s Shrove Tuesday!

Most of us have heard of Mardi Gras, but unless you are part of a liturgical tradition, you may not know Mardi Gras’s twin- Shrove Tuesday. What is Shrove Tuesday? … Continue reading Pass the Pancakes- It’s Shrove Tuesday!