When He has the choice and freedom to leave? “…let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the…… Continue reading Redefine Your Joy
They sat as brothers around the table in the upstairs room. The meal spread out before them on a rough, hewn table; cups filled with deep red wine to accompany their meal of remembrance for a time when God was faithful to rescue His people. They had gathered for one common reason, but each man…… Continue reading Bring it to the Table
Within the context of a day I can cover a lot of emotional ground and not realize the toll it takes until I lay in bed at night with a numb heart. I used to think numb emotions resulted from lack of caring, but over the years I’ve realized it results from too many unresolved…… Continue reading What is your Emotional Color Palette?
I nearly fell out of my chair. Two days ago I sat in a sea of women in Austin, TX far from my Kansas City home when God’s love nearly rocked me out of my seat. It was as if I was a character in a story; a story that isn’t mine to write but…… Continue reading IF: The Dominoes Fall
God will catch every doubt you throw at Him and hand it back to you in a promise.
Is it too late to say Happy New Year? January needs all the happiness it can get, in my opinion. I love new beginnings: unsharpened pencils, that first sip of a steamy chai latte, new journals, blank canvases, new years, new seasons, and new opportunities… Today’s word of the year is yesterday’s resolution. I love the…… Continue reading Willing to Fail
Because December comes, I will be awake. I will proclaim God’s glory in the light of day because December nights are long. Roll down the windows, shake your slumbered senses awake, and remember the joy of living. December has a way of rattling our false sense of permanency, doesn’t it? We turn over our calendars to…… Continue reading Because December…
“I am the light of the world. The person who follows me will never live in darkness but will have the light that gives life.” John 8:12 Source: An Unexpected Light – KC Parent – December 2015 – Kansas City
Happy Thanksgiving! Thoughts of gratitude are flowing thick in our house, which also brings to mind a few things I’m not feeling particularly thankful for this year… 1. Coffee- it has been about eight years since you first showed up at our house and now I can’t get you to leave. You’re demanding, pretentious, and bitter.…… Continue reading 5 Things I’m Not Thankful for This Thanksgiving
In one fell swoop reading great books enhances our children’s relational, academic, social, emotional, and creative intelligences. A story can take us to the end of our own experiences and beyond; into worlds of imagination where we’d never dreamed of going on our own. For thirteen years I’ve been sharing my love of stories with my…… Continue reading Raising Lifelong Readers (with book lists!)