“I hate to feel this way about the holidays,” a friend recently said to me, “but I wish it was over.” I admit to struggling with this tension too. Sometimes, … Continue reading Longing for a Silent Night
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
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!
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
Waiting for God is hard work. Throughout my adult life I have spent long, painful seasons waiting for God to bring… Healing. Justice. Provision… Over and over, I have cried … Continue reading How Long, Lord? When Waiting is Hard Work
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
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!
Do you need some quiet for your soul? I am so proud to have helped write the latest volume in Shelia Walsh’s popular devotional series, 5 Minutes with Jesus! Check … Continue reading New Free Devotionals at Christianity Today
If I could hop into the Tardis with The Doctor and go back twenty years to give myself one piece of parenting advice, it would be this: Delight in your … Continue reading Hey, Dr. Who… I Need to Go Back to 1995
It is summer, the season of childhood bliss and parental…I suppose “misery” is too strong a word. I don’t know, maybe not. I am looking around at all the other … Continue reading Why My Kids Are Afraid of the Word “Bored”
Alastor The Monster Mutt decided to greet the day at 5:00 a.m. this Saturday morning. I stumbled out of bed, one eye open, and shuffled into the bathroom to find … Continue reading Too Much of “The Pain”, Not Enough of the “I Love You”
“Do you like it here?” I asked my 17-year-old daughter. We were in New Orleans for a few days on a college tour. “Yes,” she said. “I do.” The light … Continue reading Snapping Turtle Grace