3 Reasons to Frame the Year with Scripture

Earlier this week, I had a great talk with Brooke and Erin on the Million Praying Moms podcast. We shared all about our words for 2020 but mostly we chatted about all the reasons we love and find great value in praying Scripture. {Listen to our conversation >> HERE <<} I've been thinking a lot about what God might have me do with this word He's given me for 2020. What and how will SMALL shape me? One of the things that keeps coming to mind are the verses He's impressed on me for ... [Read More]

Saying Yes and No in 2020

If you're like me, goals and plans are a huge part of the beginning of every new year. There is something about turning the calendar to January that motivates us to think about where we are, where we've been, and where we'd like to go. My word for this year is SMALL. If I'm honest, it's not the word I wanted. But over and over again during the past few weeks God has brought this word to my attention. And so, here I sit, in January 2020, with a desire to embrace smallness. I don't know all ... [Read More]

10 Tips for Living a Full Life Even with a Full Calendar

Hey friends! It feels like it's been ages since I wrote anything here ... but maybe that is just because I've been knee deep in REFRESH planning and doing. I can't even begin to put into words what it was like to see a dream God placed deep in my heart come to fruition — 90 women sitting around tables with Bibles open, spending a day studying Colossians. It was so beautiful. I'm sure I'll write more about it when I reach the point I can even think about it without crying. We're already working ... [Read More]

Keeping the BIG THINGS in Focus #Intentional2018

Last year was defined by essentially one thing — releasing a book. Tasks related to Praying for Girls dominated my planner and to do lists. And it was great! 2018 is shaping up to be full of more challenges and changes than I ever imagined. Because of this, I'm determined to stay focused each week on the BIG THINGS. Keeping the BIG THINGS in Focus One of my favorite parts of each week is the hour or so I spend on either Saturday or Sunday afternoon planning the week ahead. I use that time ... [Read More]

5 Reasons to Choose DaySpring Planners

The next 12 months are full of big stuff for the Underwoods.  My book release and Casiday's senior year are sort of the bookends to all the ink poured out on our calendars. I'm always a planner nerd ... and it's not unusual for me to switch planners if the one I'm using doesn't work for me.  In fact, that very thing happened last November.  DaySpring was having a great sale on their 2016-2017 planners so I ordered one. And I fell in love. Seriously. I've tried pretty much every planner out ... [Read More]

Are You Exhausted? {the why and how of a day of rest}

Are you exhausted? It's okay if you are. Really. Because let's face it, there are days (or even weeks) when we are beyond tired. And we can either ignore it or admit it. I, for one, firmly believe admitting it is the first step toward establishing a better plan for next time. And, if we're really honest, we want to figure out how to avoid ending up in this place again, right? If we wish to have a weekday of rest, it will no longer happen as a societal default. It will happen only as a ... [Read More]