LEGO’s: The building blocks of faith

I have a confession to make: One of my secret joys is building LEGO sets with my kids. It doesn’t matter what we’re building, I just enjoy the whole…


Why Jesus compares us to sheep (it’s kinda funny)

Raise your hand if you have ever wondered why we are often compared to sheep in the Bible.  Is it because we are cute and cuddly, or is there more to…


How to turn to God when you feel afraid

Our son was still fifteen driving with a learner’s permit, when he nearly hit his first deer. We were driving home from a wedding in Ohio and just…


4 thoughts from the OLDEST mom on the playground

I’ll readily admit I’m one of the more “senior” moms at the local playground (please note, I said senior, not senior citizen). With a God-given late…


Fear no longer has the last say

Years ago as a young mom, I stood in my living room one day, overwhelmed by fear and anxiety. Lyme disease raged in my body. Neurological symptoms…


3 key elements of decision making in uncertain times

Should we send the kids back to school? If so, online or in person?  How are we going to balance work and childcare this year?  Should we stay at our…


Saving your best for those you love the most

It is common to give a full day’s effort at work, come home, and feel like there are only fumes left to give to the important people in our lives. We…


What building a patio taught us about God

For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: …a time to weep, and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to…


What does it mean to hold the distaff?

“In her hand she holds the distaff and grasps the spindle with her fingers.” —Prov. 31:19 NIV For many of us, Proverbs 31 is very familiar. I have…