There are moments when this season of life is so sweet that I feel my heart will explode if I don’t tell someone about it. I am so grateful, especially … Continue reading Grateful

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

What the World Needs Now is Love, Love, Love

It is Valentine’s Day, and the world needs love… We need bigger love than roses, chocolates, or sentimental cards. Our world is aching for a love that forgives and heals, … Continue reading What the World Needs Now is Love, Love, Love

How mindfulness helps with stress

What is Your “Default” in Times of Stress?

This week, I made a promise to myself to take steps to get out of my lizard brain by using mindfulness. And there are lots of ways to get there!


Twelve years ago, when I moved into my current home, there wasn’t much in the bed along the sidewalk. Each spring, Daffodil bulbs would sprout and bloom in a riot … Continue reading Rise

Peace in the Pressure Cooker

We have been into this summer thing for two and a half days now and I am already losing my mind. As a rule, my work/parenting goal is to keep … Continue reading Peace in the Pressure Cooker

Arms Open Wide on

An excerpt from my book, Arms Open Wide, is the featured devotional on today. Take a moment to read and share!

Prayers To Help You Find Your Way has taken several prayers from my new book, Arms Open Wide, and created a beautiful photo gallery with them. Check it out!

Be Weak and Know that I am God

Dont’ think the world is scary?  Just turn on the news.  Invasions.  Wars.  Landslides.  A huge airplane full of people just…disappeared.  Sometimes if feels as if the very earth is … Continue reading Be Weak and Know that I am God