Everyday Stuff, Purpose in Pain

Tell God Exactly How You Feel: He Can Take It! (Concerning School Shooting in Benton, KY)

I write this with a heavy heart in light of yesterday’s tragic school shooting at Marshall County High School in Benton, KY. Benton is a small town, tucked away in Kentucky farm country very near where I grew up. (In the photo below you can see Benton circled in green and my hometown in circled in blue. My family and I personally know some who were there and affected yesterday. )

There are no easy answers in a time like this. But I want to encourage all of you (myself included). To those directly impacted by yesterday’s tragedy. To the moms who hesitated when dropping your “babies” off at school this morning. And… (more…)

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Everyday Stuff, Purpose in Pain

For All Those Who are Hurting This Christmas

While I love to talk about the joy and the magic of this season, I am not blind to the fact that for many this Christmas maybe anything but merry. I want to take a moment to pause and let you know that you are in my thoughts and my prayers. Those who have lost loved ones, faced unspeakable trials, and suffered great pain in 2017 are very near to my heart right now.


I pray for your peace and your comfort and your strength. I hope that as we celebrate the birth of the Christ child, you will remember (more…)

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Everyday Stuff, How to get into the Bible and get something out of it

11 Bible Verses for Self Motivation as We Head Into the New Year

Just Do it! I don’t believe I am taking anything from Nike™ when I say this. Rather, I believe God implemented this policy many centuries ago, and I am confident that it is still His message to us today. That’s why I have pulled together 11 Bible verses to aid with self motivation as we head into the new year. (Though there are countless more!)

The Scripture is full of numerous instances where the Lord simply says, 


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Everyday Stuff, Holy Hormones!

For the Christian Mom Who is Losing Her Mind: You Are Not Alone!

Well, it has been awhile since I’ve done this, but here I am…2:30 a.m., and here I sit…me, my coffee, my Bible and my laptop. Those of you who have been with me for a while know that it is not unusual for me to have trouble sleeping for no good reason. But this time the reason is all too clear…ME!

Once again, my big mouth and my emotional overdrive have gotten the better of me. (more…)

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