A few years ago at a conference, I heard Jen Wilkin say the following and it forever changed the way I look at Bible study: “We cannot be content being curators of other people’s opinions about a book we can’t be bothered to read ourselves.”Jen Wilkin I realized my entire Christian life I had been … Continue reading How To: Study the Bible
A few weeks ago, I took my kids to Magic Kingdom and, for the first time, explored Tom Sawyer’s Island with them. On the island, there’s a bridge made of barrels. As you walk across it, it’s hard to keep your balance. It feels unsteady as you bob up and down with each step. It … Continue reading Big Changes!
Back in November, my writing coach and friend Stacey Thacker asked me when it was I first considered myself a writer. I knew the answer before she even finished her sentence: fourth grade. I had written a Christmas poem, and my mom walked into the copy room to find the teachers abuzz making copies of … Continue reading Finding My Words
The four to five days leading up to Adore didn’t go according to plan. But then again, isn’t that life? My husband and I both caught colds. A myriad of distractions kept popping up. And then about 2am the night before, a sweet little voice woke up me saying, “my tummy hurts.” You can guess … Continue reading Typos, Coughing Fits, and the Stomach Bug
November is my favorite month. Okay, yes, I'll admit, part of that is because it's my birthday month, but I love feeling of November. It's month we celebrate being thankful. We gather together with friends or family. The summer humidity drops and reveals gorgeous fall days (and gorgeous fall hair!). And one of my favorite … Continue reading The Cure for an Anxious Heart