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Be Someone’s Because

Our lives are so intertwined. As relational beings, we are dependent on one another and reactive to the words and actions of each other both positively or negatively. As I reflect on people that have had a positive impact on my life I am so grateful. Because of my...

Sincere Faith That Lives On

I watched my daughter play from a distance. She had cooked a meal for her dolls and was now washing the dishes. After she wiped each plastic dish clean, she stacked them bedside the sink of her kitchen to dry.  I giggled to myself because I also stack my dishes to dry...

Ten Prayerful Additions To Our Morning Routines

Our daily routines can feel monotonous, can’t they? We go through the motions because that’s what we’ve always done. But what if we reframe our routine through the lens of prayer? Here are ten prayers we can pray to make our morning monotony more meaningful. The...

The Generosity Of God

I never truly understood how it is more blessed to give than to receive until I became a wife and mother. Giving gifts, hugs, encouragement, time, and acts of service fill my heart like nothing else I’ve experienced.  It seems counterintuitive. You’d think the more...

A Weary World Rejoices

As Christians, we want our lives to reflect the Good News and great joy the Bible promises but sometimes I wonder if we are actually experiencing it. Many of us have grown weary—physically, emotionally, and even spiritually. We are weary from the demands, the worries,...

I Gave Her The Wrong Advice

Her first day of gymnastics did not go as planned. She expected to have fun tumbling and make new friends, but instead, my daughter’s first class ended in tears of disappointment. The tumbling part had gone fine, but the making friends had not. In fact, no one had...