Valentines Day Boxes and Crafts

Valentine’s Day Boxes and Tired Moms

Moms. We love our kids. We are anxious. And we are ready to meddle.

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!

Is this Really Your Life? Social Media Makes Me Feel Like a Saggy, Old Disaster

Is this really your life? This is how I feel about all of the gorgeous, carefully tousled, perfectly lit photos I come across on social media. On some level, I … Continue reading Is this Really Your Life? Social Media Makes Me Feel Like a Saggy, Old Disaster

Light in the Darkness

Matthew 4:16 (NIV) the people living in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of the shadow of death a light has dawned.” Don’t skip … Continue reading Light in the Darkness

Advent and Giving Space for the Hard Places

Today, I have a post at (in)courage on the gift of Advent when life is hard. Check it out

When God Steps In

I have a guest post over at She.ology about the moments when we give it all, and find we are not enough. Check it out!

Sowing in Tears, Reaping in Joy

I just hung up the phone after speaking with a friend who is in full-time ministry. She and her family have dedicated their lives to demonstrating compassion to the oppressed … Continue reading Sowing in Tears, Reaping in Joy

Why Haitians?

This morning, on the 8th anniversary of the catastrophic Haitian earthquake, I did something I hope none of you ever has to do. I told my daughters that the President … Continue reading Why Haitians?

Hey, Mama, I see you…

Hey, mama. I see you. You just rushed into work, late or almost late, and collapsed in your chair. You put on  your makeup while sitting in traffic. You are … Continue reading Hey, Mama, I see you…

I’m Not (Instagram) Worthy!

I have taken a unflinching evaluation of my life and I have come to a conclusion.  I am not Instagram worthy. I am neither witty enough nor succinct enough for … Continue reading I’m Not (Instagram) Worthy!

Ozella

For all the moms who have lost and need to know they never walk alone.   Ozella My grandmother, Mama Ruby, was effervescent. She has long been with Jesus now, … Continue reading Ozella

Mother’s Day and The Broken Road

Mother’s Day. For the moms who can’t slap #blessed on everything- this is for you. Motherhood. I have been doing this gig for 22 years now- 5 kids of my … Continue reading Mother’s Day and The Broken Road