The Gift of WISDOM

"Lord, help me know how to handle this!" Whether your child is a toddler or a teen, I'm willing to bet you have prayed that same sentence.  Parenting, above all things, has made me aware of just how much I need the gift of wisdom from the Lord. The Gift of WISDOM It isn't just parenting that can leave us desperate for understanding and discernment, right? From choosing a job to sorting through difficult relationships, I'd venture to guess none of us makes it through the day without some ... [Read More]

12 Things to Say YES to in 2017

Once upon a time there was a girl who wondered how to manage all of life's chaos, all of the days' minutiae, all of her heart's dreams, and all of her mind's doubts.  For years she battled with insecurity, anxiety, doubt, and worry. The calendar pages moved from year to year and every January 1st brought her a fresh determination to be different. But somehow by the middle of February she was, once again, overwhelmed, overtired, and over it. Do you know anyone like that? Yeah, me neither. ... [Read More]

12 Things to Say NO to in 2017

I have some things to say NO to in 2017 in order to walk in the YES God has for me. I've been thinking about what I want for 2017. Not just for this space, but also for my heart and my family. I've been contemplating where I've been and where I'd like to go in the coming months. And I've been thinking about what it will take to make all of those things happen. Not just what I need to do ... but also what I need to stop doing. And I've realized in order to  make 2017 the year I'd like to ... [Read More]

When Prayers for Girls becomes Prayers for Myself

Y'all, Prayers for Girls is really doing a number on me. In the best possible way ... but also the hardest. I can't even begin to list all the ways God has met me in the middle of my utter helplessness over the past few months as I've tried to shepherd this growing tribe of mommas who are desperate to cover their girls with the Word. I have all the feels, y'all.  ALL of them. The more I pray through these Scriptures for my daughter, the more I realize they are also my prayers for myself. This ... [Read More]

Living Counter Culturally … Only Through Christ

Welcome to day 29 of STAND OUT: 7 traits of a counter cultural life. You can find every post in this series indexed here. First off, let me just say THANK YOU for your enthusiasm for the Prayers For Girls community. Y'all, I've been overwhelmed by the response. As I wrote Monday, I truly believe God is raising up a generation of moms who are desperate to pray for their children and who are committed to making His Word the foundation of their prayers.  What a powerful thing it is when we pray ... [Read More]

Giving Generously of Your Resources

Welcome to day 13 of STAND OUT: 7 traits of a counter cultural life.  You can find an index of every post here. Generous: (of a person) showing a readiness to give more of something, as money or time, than is strictly necessary or expected; showing kindness toward others; (of a thing) larger or more plentiful than is usual or necessary. Earlier this year, a friend handed me an envelope. She smiled and said, "I just want you to have this." She gave me a hug and walked away. As I peeked into ... [Read More]