• Being The Best Version of You

    Being The Best Version You

    “When I grow up I want to be just like _______.” Even as young children we’re encouraged to be someone else. But what would happen if we learned that the best person to be is ourself? In the movie Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of …

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  • fear you dont have to face it alone

    Fear: You Don’t Have To Face It Alone

    As I opened the lesson we were going teach to our small group that week, I had no idea it was going to be just for me. (Ok, I’ll admit that it spoke to the girls’ hearts too, but I know God picked that lesson …

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  • wait sign

    When You Don’t Want To Wait

    After placing your order in the drive-thru at a fast food restaurant, you pull forward to pay, and then the cashier says, “I’m going to need you to pull forward and wait for your order.” If this has happened to you, you know how frustrating …

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  • do you really mean it when you say i'll pray for you

    Do You Really Mean It When You Say, “I’ll Pray For You”?

    As I watched a group of students pray over each other, my heart melted. You see, this same group of guys prays together every week after our worship service. It’s a site that never gets old, and it encourages me in my own prayer life. …

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  • My Life Is Proof That God Can Turn The Ugly Into Something Beautiful

    My Life Is Proof That God Can Turn The Ugly Into Something Beautiful

    “Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us.” ~ Ephesians 3:20 As I read those words during my quiet time a few days ago, I couldn’t help …

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  • Letting Your Husband Lead

    Letting Your Husband Lead

    This weekend as I was browsing through my DVR for a good chick flick, I found a Lifetime movie called Not Easily Broken. (It would have been better without the language.) Follow along as I share a quote from the movie. Ladies, are we taking …

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  • Our Misconception Of Perfection

    Our Misconception of Perfection

    “If we’ll have perfect bodies in Heaven does that mean we’ll look like Victoria’s Secret models?” It was a question that came from my high school small group. At first I thought she asked the question as a joke, but when she didn’t grin or …

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  • There are times in life when you can "just do the best you can" for you or your family. And today I'm sharing my story.

    Just Do The Best You Can

    “I did the best I could at the time.” Those were the words I desperately wanted him to hear. We were having a conversation about our (my) whiny dog, Princess. He may not have realized it, but her constant whining annoys both of us. I …

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  • cherish the moments of christmas

    Cherish the Moments of Christmas

    When I think of Christmas, I can’t help but remember my dad who went to be with Jesus a few years ago. I picture him passing out the Christmas presents, watching in delight as we ripped open the packages. Each year he’d read the Christmas …

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  • learning a valuable lesson from a childrens movie

    Learning A Valuable Lesson From A Children’s Movie

    Last month I shared with you how I flew to Missouri to see my sister. One day as we were running errands, I stayed in the car with Cole and baby Kade (who was sleeping) while Annissa went in to an appointment. Cole and I …

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