Songs for Inspiration


Inspiration is all around us. It’s in the beautiful pictures you see scrolling by on Pinterest, the creative ideas that you glean from magazines and blogs, the poignant stories that you hear about hardships, adversity, and the fight for justice. It’s in the waves of the magnificent ocean God created, the tall mountains He built, […]

Your Wardrobe: Learning to Mix and Match

mix and match wardrobe

I am the last one to claim Fashionista status. However, I finally realized that I needed to stop using my lack of natural giftedness as an excuse to be frumpy. I’m not talking about dressing to the height of fashion. Rather, I’m thinking about looking pulled together in such a way that I feel confident […]

God Makes the Best Seating Arrangements

airplane window

photo source I had been on my first trip without husband or kids to a blogging conference in Nashville. The weekend had been a whirlwind. Things had broken down at home; the meal plans I had left had failed for my family; and my plane was arriving in the middle of the Superbowl! In a […]

Encouragement: I’m Sorry, I Forgive You

FishBoy14 Beach

Years ago a friend called me her Barnabus. I didn’t really know what that meant at the time. She explained that Barnabus meant “son of encouragement” or “son of consolation.” The Barnabus in the Bible was known for the way he encouraged those around him. She seemed to think that I was an encouragement to […]

The Days are Long, But the Years are Short

boys and papa at pond

There’ve been days in this motherhood gig which seemed really long. Somewhere in the midst of childbearing, I had three babies in three years. When hubs and I finally realized that we were SOOOOO relieved! No wonder we felt tired and worn out. It wasn’t old age, after all. Just a very full life. My […]

Booking It – August Updates

Are you Booking It this year? Yesterday we discussed the “assigned” reading of the month, The Help. Today we’re talking about all the books we’ve read this month. But first, can I wax eloquent about the Kindle? Truly, winning that Kindle months ago has changed my life. Well, at least my reading life. I find that […]

Booking It with The Help by Kathrynn Stockett

This year we’re Booking It on LifeasMOM. It’s an online book club designed to get you off the computer, phone, and boob tube and into a book. Reading is an adventure! You learned this long ago. But, in our older years, it is tempting to forget. On the 10th of each month, we’re discussing an assigned […]

An End to Extreme Poverty?

Honduras Scrapbook

I have been praying for a cause. Over the last year, I’ve been asking God to put something on my heart that was bigger than me. I had inklings that my life was pretty good, all things considered, and I wanted to do something outside of myself, my life, my little world. It’s all too […]