WISDOM IS A TREE OF LIFE

It is a particularly strange time to be alive, and our need for wisdom beyond what we face on a regular basis grows each day. When it rains, it pours," they say. And that is true for the hard times in our lives. But isn't that also true of the wisdom, discernment, instruction and love of our Father God? I'm puttin' my money on yes! Otherwise, how do we balance joy and pain? How do we face the ups and down of this messy, marvelous life? Read on for hope + solidarity.

A FRESH PERSPECTIVE ON MOTHERHOOD

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' …

“HOW DO I LOOK?” and other questions I need to stop asking my husband.

I thrive on words of encouragement. It’s my top score on the 5 Love Languages test. And wouldn’t you know it? My husband scores the lowest in this category. Help.  Every time I get dressed up for a date, I make the same mistake of asking my husband “how do I look?" My desired response …