The whispered prayers of a single mom

"God," I prayed silently as the wheels of my car crept down the gravel road and pulled onto the highway. "I don't want to ask for anything—I really…


Guiding my girls as a solo mom

“He won’t walk them down the aisle,” I lamented, a lump lodging in my throat as I watched my girls walk down the street together hand in hand. As…


Helping your kids when the home is splintered

Half of all children in the United States will witness the ending of a parent’s marriage. Of this half, close to 50% will also see the breakup of a…


Hindering hurt, rendering hope

Today hurts. Last week hurt. Last year hurt.  As I sit this morning, unable to pinpoint the source of my hurt, I feel distracted. See, hurt can be…


Messengers of mercy: Teaching hard lessons to our kids

There are so many lessons in life.  Lessons we welcome and lessons we wish to rebuke.  Lessons that we hold dear to our soul and lessons we want to…


Wait in the wilderness: Your promised future is coming

Have you ever prayed that God would reveal something to you?  OK, not just prayed—begged.  Like, you ask and ask and ask and never know exactly how…


Life isn’t television

I have twins, Aspen & Annalise. Pictured here on their 12th birthday and 1st birthday.   The 11 years in between these two…