Three practices that will increase your family’s joy this holiday season

Three practices that will increase your family’s joy this holiday season

The holidays are supposed to be “the season of joy,” but conversations with parents this time of year are often characterized more by stress than…


Embrace the wow of now

Embrace the wow of now

It was Sunday afternoon and our new family of five—including our brand-new daughter, Annie—was doing our best to leave the house and make the…


Is doing it all what God asked you to do?

The question, “how do they do it all?” has no doubt crossed your mind at some point.  Recently, I found myself in a place where I was questioning…


This one choice can make or break your year

I was mad. Hurt. Fed up. Over what? Oh, the usual.  My husband—can’t he see I need some attention? My kids—why are they acting so entitled? Did I…


Having fun is an act of hope

One of my goals this past year was to have more fun.  I am pragmatic to a fault, so I confess, I had to put “fun” on my to-do list. As I write, I can…


Tis the season for joy

Every parent has hopes and dreams for their child.  Years ago, my husband and I attended an event at our child’s school, and something the speaker…


Right thinking leads to right living

“I’ll pay anyone twenty dollars to memorize the Lord’s Prayer and Psalm 23.” Our family of six was sitting around the dinner table, having a…


How can Christians cultivate joy in the midst of hardship?

Raise your hand (or give me a raised hand emoji) if you’ve felt like you’ve been fighting the fight to find the joy in this season right now? Just…


Love can restore what Satan knocks down

I think the devil likes dominoes. He likes to create a spark of conflict or annoyance with an acquaintance—the first domino falls—then he throws in…