inspiration

The story about the two friends on the train to San Francisco

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This weekend, as I listened to some of the amazing women of (in)courage share their hearts, their stories, their struggles, and their successes at inRL, I was reminded of the importance of friendship. And the importance of staying connected to one another, and to community. So, today, I wanted to post one of my favorite […] Read more…

A mom, her daughter, and the story about what happened in the bridal shop in Las Vegas…

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Today, for Mom-Monday I’m putting up this amazing story again. I saw Carole a few weeks ago from a distance at church, and it reminded me of when she told me this story about her daughter, and we both cried. I think it’s a beautiful example of how one person can make a difference, in a big […] Read more…

In other words: Just sit tight, hold on, and enjoy the ride!

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Today for Mom-Monday, I’m sharing an excerpt from Finding Mommy Bliss, along with a couple of notes I’ve gotten from moms who are reading the book…   From Chapter 4 of Finding Mommy Bliss:  Don’t Rush the Journey (or, Just sit tight, hold on, and enjoy the ride!) Be here now. Be someplace else later. Is […] Read more…

A typical day in my life?

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When I read Holley’s topic for this week’s God-sized dream post–to write about a typical day–I smiled. A typical day? It seems like there hasn’t really been one around here lately. :) If I look at just last week, I see the surprises that unexpectedly inserted themselves into my schedule… Sometimes very welcome (finding out last Friday […] Read more…

Ears for Isaac (and a conversation in my kitchen – part 2)

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Today for Mom-Monday, I’m sharing more of my conversation with my friend Aaron (filmed by his friend Jason, who is also the videographer behind Ears for Isaac). (In this clip, Aaron shares more about the journey he and his wife Teresa went through with their son Isaac, how very real God became to them during that […] Read more…

Checking in with a quick note…

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Hi everyone, I’m just popping in to let you know I’ll be away from here for a little while.  (I have a few writing deadlines to meet, it’s  my son’s birthday this week, and Mike and I are celebrating Valentine’s Day early with a weekend together, minus kids!) I’ll be back in a couple of […] Read more…