On Babies Lost

I woke up in the middle of the night a few nights ago crying over babies lost. As a mother who has had to say goodbye in the past to babies in my womb, as recently as this past April, my heart hurts over women who make a choice to abort, feeling like they are trapped and alone and hopeless. One thing I wish I could tell every mother who has lost a child, by choice or not, is that I have hope and peace that passes understanding, but it is because I have Jesus. I know my God is good. He is wisdom and justice and love. He forgives the vilest of sinners, and He rejoices … [Read more...]

Children of Light

I've been watching something playing out over the last week or so and thinking on it a lot. It's kind of a tale of two different churches. I have friends in both. (Really, it's a tale of a lot of churches, but I just want to talk about these two briefly.) One of the churches wants to talk about grace and inclusion. I like the sound of that, especially if it means people are being brought into God's family. The other church wants to talk about the truth of grace. I like hearing the truth, even if it hurts. I know not everyone feels this way, but deep down no one … [Read more...]

A Paris-Themed Giveaway!

I've been a part of the launch team for Sarah Mae's new book Longing for Paris. The book comes out on August 4th, but I've been reading it and enjoying it greatly. Now I'd love to share it with you! “I have learned that where we go wrong is when we hold so tightly to our dreams that we neglect to fully trust God with them.” - See more at: http://longingforparis.com I'm going to venture out into totally new territory here: I'm going to do a giveaway!     Want to win this lovely necklace, along with a copy of Longing for Paris? Here's … [Read more...]

On Cleaning House – Four Principles That Have Helped Me

I'm not of the belief that cleanliness is right there next to godliness but truth be told, I really appreciate having a clean house. I’m more comfortable in my house when it is tidy and clean. That’s not to say it has to be immaculate or that I can’t choose to be at peace in the untidy version of my house. Or that when things are topsy-turvy and life is faster-paced than I like that I need to go crazy. And if I’m honest, more often than not, there’s a toilet that needs to be cleaned and dust on something and there’s probably toothpaste on two of our three bathroom … [Read more...]