What I’m Reading {January 2019}

If we were meeting for coffee or you dropped by my house one Tuesday morning, there is one thing I'm sure of — we'd talk about books. Even if you said you weren't a reader {which would, of course, make me a little sad but nevertheless}, I'd tell you I know a book you'd love. I used to share this sort of post regularly and then life got crazy last year and I barely wrote anything. So, I thought we'd get this book loving party started again in 2019. I often spend January reading one or two of ... [Read More]

An Invitation to Choose Wisdom

My most consistent prayer is for wisdom.  Time and again I find myself crying out to the Lord for the discernment and understanding necessary to navigate life.  I cling to the words of James, If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given to him. I claim the promise of that verse knowing my desire for wisdom is pleasing to the Lord. About 15 years ago, I began a practice I'd heard Billy Graham used as well — reading a chapter of ... [Read More]

When You Want to Guide Your Girl toward God

I'm good at some "mom" things.  I can fix my girl's hair pretty much any way she wants it.  I'm learning how to create some pretty amazing nail art.  I don't loathe watching all the cheesy Disney movies. And I know how to make a mean tie-dye waffle. But one area I'm realizing I haven't been as diligent in is the one area that really matters most: guiding my girl's heart toward God. I know, I could get asked to quit writing for Mothers of Daughters and maybe even Hope for the Weary Mom ... [Read More]

Vacation and Quiet Times

We're on vacation.  We've got our feet in the sand and enjoying some much-needed time away {and mostly unplugged}.  It's what we need ... though I imagine come Monday I'll be needing a vacation to recover from doing all our vacation laundry! :) This month at Do Not Depart, the theme has been about keeping holy habits while we travel.  There have been so many great resources shared over there over the past few weeks — everything from memory verses while you travel to a seven-day family ... [Read More]

Missing Pieces: A New Bible Study from Jennifer Rothschild

Last week I was invited to join the Launch Team for Jennifer Rothschild's newest Bible study, Missing Pieces: Real Hope When Life Doesn't Make Sense.   As I listened to the introductory session, I found myself nodding and hearing that gentle whisper of the Lord as Jennifer spoke. If you have never been a part of a Jennifer Rothschild study, you are missing out!  I've read several of Jennifer's books and heard her speak for the first time a few years ago at a Fresh Grounded Faith conference. ... [Read More]

Tools of the Trade: Marriage

Marriage Must Reads: Sacred Marriage by Gary Thomas Sacred Influence by Gary Thomas Praying for Your Husband: The Power of a Praying Wife by Stormie Omartian Praying God's Word for Your Husband by Kathi Lipp Sex in Marriage: For Women Only by Shaunti Feldhahn Between the Sheets by Dr. Kevin Leman Other Books on Marriage: The Four Seasons of Marriage by Gary Chapman The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman A Wife after God's Own Heart by Elizabeth George <A ... [Read More]