Raising a miracle

Do you have friends whose children have special needs? Most of us do. Or maybe you're parenting a child with special needs yourself. Many are. My friend and colleague Matt Krumrie wrote this blog post about raising his miracle daughter, Kassy. I read it this morning and felt convicted of my own failure to care... Continue Reading →

Independence Day: Mama Musings

Today's guest post is by Erin Jennings, my wonderful friend and mom of a military serviceman. Thank you for sharing your musings with us this Independence Day, Erin. For me, Independence Day, or the Fourth of July, is a reminder of the weight of our liberty. A couple of centuries back, colonists felt deeply about... Continue Reading →

Paths to restoration

Thank you, Rhonda Bletsh, for sharing your heart through words in this guest post. On 3/16, at 4:41 in the afternoon, 2021, Bruce’s soul left his Earthly vessel. With it, hetook a piece of mine. In that moment when I watched him take his last breath, my new life was beginning. Ijust didn’t fully comprehend... Continue Reading →

5 Ways to relish spring

Are you genuinely enjoying this spring? Spending time outdoors (unless it's raining), breathing in the fresh air, taking walks, picking or planting flowers, planning your garden, taking a drive with the windows down? If not, and you're able, seize the day! Spring flies by every year. Let's enjoy it wholeheartedly while we can and reap... Continue Reading →

Grief & gratitude

Today's guest blog post is written by my friend, mentor, and former boss, Rhonda Bletsh. Thank you for sharing the depths of your grief, love, and gratitude with us, Rhonda. As the one year anniversary of my husband’s death approaches, I find myself reflecting on all that I have. In those first seconds, minutes, hours,... Continue Reading →

God’s gifts: Reflecting on 2021

Today's guest post comes to us courtesy of my little sister Alexis whom I love to pieces. During the past year I have been humbled by a few of the ‘good’ problems God has allowed me to experience and am grateful for the journey.  Although problems are inevitable in life, some problems are better than... Continue Reading →

Ebenezers

Thank you for contributing this guest post, Jonna Nixon, answering the question: What gifts has God given you in 2021? For many, the past couple of years have been… well, just hard. We all know the reasons. Formany of us, we’ve lost people we love, we’ve been critically ill ourselves, we’ve endured multiplenegative repercussions on... Continue Reading →

In Celebration of Caregivers

This guest post is written by Dr. Teresa Burns Murphy, one of my former professors who has served as a writing mentor for me for years. I'm so grateful for Dr. Murphy! If you want to hear more about how she's helped me, be sure to check out my podcast about those who add value... Continue Reading →

Beauty on the hour

"Maggie, your sparkly shirt looks so pretty this morning." She climbed over the chest at the end of our bed, the morning sun reflecting off the sequins on her pink t-shirt. Her face beamed slightly, disguising a little smile. "YOU look so pretty this morning, Maggie," I changed my compliment after seeing her little smile... Continue Reading →

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