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What I Learned From a Cold

What I Learned From a Cold

I was quiet, so my kids were quiet. My voice was not loud, so when I said something my kids were looking at my face with rapt attention. Quiet does not mean unclear. We can listen and look intently into the face of the one who loves us too.

Practical Ways to Comfort & Mourn with Those who Mourn

Practical Ways to Comfort & Mourn with Those who Mourn

Part of doing life is enduring all things. It may feel weird to get practical when it comes to raw, but strategic thinking coupled with a compassionate heart could bless the lives of your people as you mourn together. 

Cultivating Hearts in Real Life

Cultivating Hearts in Real Life

Shaping loves isn’t always fancy. It can take lots of raw, unimpressive moments that cumulatively do foundational work.

A Christmas to Remember or Forget—Which will it be?

A Christmas to Remember or Forget—Which will it be?

We are embarking on the season when many of us spend a great deal of time with other family members—ones who live both near and far. As we encounter a variety of “extras” that demand our attention, it could serve us well to prioritize what is truly needed.

It Sure Did Fly…

It Sure Did Fly…

When 72 years of marriage “sure did fly by,” you know this life is quick. So within this love story is a prompt. What story do you tell?

Rethinking Meek

Rethinking Meek

“The single most frequently attested context in which the meek are mentioned in the Bible is one in which they are vindicated and rewarded for their patient endurance.” And yet, when you hear the word, “meek,” my guess is if you’re like me, it’s not a quality at the top of our list of those we’re dying to develop. But then we see these hints…

Parenting with an Enneagram 7 — 7 Things to Know

Parenting with an Enneagram 7 — 7 Things to Know

Maybe you have grown your tribe of two into one including children… and an entirely new level of 7-ness has been birthed in the wake of their entrances. Parenting is an adventure no matter what. Parenting with a 7 is breathless wonder. After about 12 years of parenting together, there are some things I’ve come to expect.

She Smiles at the Future

She Smiles at the Future

My natural view of the future was (and often still is) filled with worry about what-ifs. But when I became a Christian I made a choice to set aside what I thought was a good idea, and, instead, find out what God had to say.

Pace and Strategic Recovery

Pace and Strategic Recovery

Recovery is more than just taking a break. It’s not zoning out or scrolling social. Recovery is pouring life back into your heart, preparing you to run again.

Because I love him

Because I love him

Evidence compels, but evidence can only go so far. To know the one who formed you… it’s something more altogether.

The Eternal CG

The Eternal CG

Five women sat together, hunkered into a couch and chairs in Dallas, TX, while I hopped on a zoom call to hear their hearts on their unique friendship. You guys… they let me crash their girl’s night for this interview — and they were fun.