I think we can all relate to experiencing a place of complete uncertainty in the midst of this messy, marvelous life. From debilitating anxiety to the discomfort of not being able to plan ahead for the coming months, fear has a voice that is loud and obnoxious. Fear tempts us to doubt God's goodness and His ultimate control over the things that feel out of control in our world... Theology is complex and faith in an unseen God is mysterious... But this I know: While I can't see Him face-to-face, I can see His fingerprints ALL OVER THIS WORLD because of the work of Jesus Christ and the power of the Holy Spirit. Read on for hope + solidarity.

Staying Connected to the Source of Life

In order to grow and move forward in our lives, we must recognize the things that need to be pruned (removed). Much of this for us right now is unhealthy thinking. Unhealthy thoughts are founded in unhealthy beliefs. Unhealthy beliefs ultimately lead to unhealthy behaviors. It's a vicious cycle. And it can suck the life out of us. But when we identify and understand what we believe and why we believe it, we can make better choices that allow the Life and Truth of Scripture to energize us, nourish us and sustain us. Read on for hope + solidarity.


Each day we live, we are perpetually learning how to hold joy in one hand and pain in the other. And each day, with all of it’s mess and marvel, will pass. We so often want to CLING to the splendid moments while rushing through the strenuous ones. And that’s fair. But I wonder what we may miss in the process. I wonder what God may be doing through both the joyful and painful moments of our days. I wonder what it would look like to REFRAME our days, our motherhood, through the lens of God’s love for us. To hold up the good stuff, the hard stuff, and all the in-between stuff to the lens of God’s love and see what He sees.

#SOLIDARITYSATURDAY: Surviving Social Distancing During Coronageddon

The world is spinning in light of all the shutdowns and lack of toilet paper caused by this ever-changing, quick-spreading virus. There isn't a corner of the world unaffected and this business is getting serious. It's sobering to be living this out in real time, isn't it? We got word this week that our kids' …

Thoughts on JOY: What it is, What it’s not and How to have it no matter what

As Christmas quickly approaches, we are on the lookout for the promised things the Advent season represents: Hope, Faith, Joy, Peace.  This past week at my church, the third week of Advent, we looked at JOY.  And I can’t get it out of my head.  I can’t stop asking the questions: What is JOY? How …


If you had told me five years ago that this is what I’d be doing with my life, I would have laughed. How could God use a broken mess like me? Yet here I am. Being used by God to let others know they're not alone in the messiness of life. This week, I gave a …


"She's alive, but..." These words stole my breathe and everything began to move in slow motion as my sister proceeded to tell me our mom had been rushed to the ER after being found passed out in her home by a friend. All we knew at that moment was they think she had suffered a stroke. We didn't know if she would live or die. We didn't know IF she survived whether she'd ever be able to walk or talk again. One of our worst nightmares was unfolding right before our eyes and there was nothing we could do to stop it. Has this ever happened to you? Have you gotten the text or phone call you never thought you'd get?


As a photographer, I spend a lot of time honing my craft.  Owning a nice camera will not get you far unless you learn how to use it to its full capacity.  Much of my energy and attention is dedicated primarily to three things:  Light, Settings and Focus.   Understanding how to find light, adjust settings …