IT'S TIME FOR A GIVEAWAY! I had the privilege to be on the launch team for this book and it rocked me, called me out, and drew me closer to my Savior. I faced insecurities, fears, and obstacles. But more than anything, Kelly guided me through the intense self-doubt I was wrestling with by sharing… Continue reading Giveaway: Battle Ready by Kelly Balarie
Do you like to run? You know what I mean—you put on some comfortable, breathable clothing. Maybe use a little Glide to prevent chafing and lace-up a pair of good, supportive kicks. Then step out onto the roadway, path, or track. Sometimes the birds are singing, enticing the sun to peek over the horizon. Other… Continue reading Everyday Heroes: Ally Bowen, This Girl Hates to Run, Seriously She Does
We had some of the strangest weather yesterday. It started out with a constant misty-drizzle, everything was drippy and dreary. Then a few hours later, the sun came out displaying one of my favorite things: sunshine glittering off raindrops still clinging to the grass and trees. Everything looked bright and exciting, fresh and clean, holding… Continue reading My 15 Minutes: Matthew 7:24-27: Sunshine and Thunderheads
Disclaimer: This is a longer post and I didn't edit it or anything. This is my raw accounting as I wrote it during the conference. I didn't what to clean it up...I wanted it to be authentic. I wanted you to see how powerfully your prayers were answered. Have you ever had one of those… Continue reading Northwestern Christian Writers Conference 2018: Confession. Repentance. Restoration. Blessing.
After a year of hard work, it's time to learn what the next step is. I can't wait to share it all with you Thank you for your prayers and support. Keep them coming. (Read this to learn what I'm praying for.) I'm excited to see what God has in store. Blessings xoxo
Hello, hello, hello!! I hope you all had a wonderful 4th! I had the privilege of being on vacation with family for the week. And I confess: I didn't write anything new! However, I was busily editing my book proposal for this weekend's Christian writer's conference. I feel like I'm back in school, and I… Continue reading IT’S TIME!! Would you commit to praying for and with me this week?
Do you ever read Scripture and have more questions than answers? Sometimes, ideally, the answers you seek are found in other parts of Scripture. Other times, if you’re lucky, a Biblical scholar may have spent months going through dusty old tomes of historical and cultural documents and written about what he’s/she’s learned. Then there are… Continue reading My 15 Minutes: Matthew 2:1-12: Out of Town Guests
Warning: I purposely didn't edit this post. I wanted it to be my raw thoughts and feelings as I wrestled with God this morning. I have a feeling if I polished it and made it read perfectly it would lose some of its authenticity. This is me at my most real. This morning while eating… Continue reading The Devil’s Roller Coaster??
Have you ever wondered what your epitaph would be? I’m not being morbid. I’m honestly curious. Up until a few months ago, I didn’t give it much thought either. What changed? One of my heroes crossed the finish line into Heaven. Okay, so that you know, I have not become preoccupied with death. I’ve become… Continue reading My 15 Minutes: Matthew 1:18-19: Epitaphs, Legacy, and Joseph
Hello! Man alive, it’s been a while. I have missed you! For the last six weeks, I’ve been held captive by the vast and beautiful whirlwind that was our oldest son’s high school graduation. For some, this may not seem like a big deal. It’s a “been-there-done-that” event. For you, it may not have been… Continue reading Graduation, New Normals, and Helping Loved Ones When It Hurts