5 Ways to Help You Be More Content This Holiday Season

Check out these five ways to be more content this holiday season — no matter your income.

Making God’s Agenda Mine

My to-do list has a heart divided. What if its sole purpose was to follow God? As a writer, blogger, and highly competitive person, I care a lot, probably too much, about what people think about me. I don’t know that I sit and stew about it or say something other than what I mean, […]

Enjoying the Gift

The woman looked at the package with anticipation. What could be inside? What had she been given? Upon opening it, she got a thrill up and down her spine. It was exactly what she wanted. She was about to take it out of the box and then she thought again. What if it got broken? What if […]

Bon Courage!

You don’t need luck. You need courage. Years ago I stopped using the phrase, Good luck. Unless I was being sarcastic, of course. “Good luck with that” is probably a pet saying of mine, but I don’t use the phrase seriously. I don’t really buy it. Yes, there is chance, but I don’t think that […]

The Hard Truth is that It is Hard

This parenting gig is not for the faint of heart. But, it’s a great way to see God work. This weekend we watched a review copy of a movie I’d been sent. Mom’s Night Out is a cute, little comedy about a group of moms who just want a little break from the challenges of their reality. The […]

Yes, Yes, You Can.

You can ditch the soda habit. You can quit watching TV. You can kick the bad eating habits that have plagued you for years. You can choose to change. Don’t tell me you love food. I love food. And for thirty days I gave up (almost) all I hold dear. I lived to tell the […]

Finding Peace

I’ve been thinking about peace a lot lately. I’ve been fretting this week and been decidedly, without peace. At least the internal kind. My problems almost always could be categorized as “first world problems”, but as my friend JessieLeigh says, “If it feels bad, it’s bad enough to matter.” I fret about my kids growing up healthy […]

God is Not Surprised

This post was originally published on June 8, 2013. I needed the reminder. Maybe you do, too. It’s been a refining season for me of late. Whether it’s fears or a lengthy to-do list, I feel like God has my toes in the fire a little bit. I know it’s good, but man, sometimes I […]