Children of Light

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I've been watching something playing out over the last week or so and thinking on it a lot. It's kind of a tale of two different churches. I have friends in both. (Really, it's a tale of a lot of churches, but I just want to talk about these two briefly.) One of the churches wants to talk about grace and inclusion. I like the sound of that, especially if it means people are being brought into God's family. The other church wants to talk about the truth of grace. I like hearing the truth, even if it hurts. I know not everyone feels this way, but deep down no one … [Read more...]

A Paris-Themed Giveaway!

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I've been a part of the launch team for Sarah Mae's new book Longing for Paris. The book comes out on August 4th, but I've been reading it and enjoying it greatly. Now I'd love to share it with you! “I have learned that where we go wrong is when we hold so tightly to our dreams that we neglect to fully trust God with them.” - See more at: http://longingforparis.com I'm going to venture out into totally new territory here: I'm going to do a giveaway!     Want to win this lovely necklace, along with a copy of Longing for Paris? Here's … [Read more...]

On Cleaning House – Four Principles That Have Helped Me

I'm not of the belief that cleanliness is right there next to godliness but truth be told, I really appreciate having a clean house. I’m more comfortable in my house when it is tidy and clean. That’s not to say it has to be immaculate or that I can’t choose to be at peace in the untidy version of my house. Or that when things are topsy-turvy and life is faster-paced than I like that I need to go crazy. And if I’m honest, more often than not, there’s a toilet that needs to be cleaned and dust on something and there’s probably toothpaste on two of our three bathroom … [Read more...]

So Much More Than Childbirth

Somehow, finding Legos in the sugar dish seems completely reasonable.

A week has gone by since Mother’s Day and so much in the last few days has made me reflect on mothering. Monday morning, I went to the washing machine to move jeans into the dryer and found very clean rocks, Lego hands, and plastic Playmobil swords. What did I expect? Well, not Lego hands – I was surprised they survived the washing machine and didn’t get lost in the drainage. But the rocks? Yeah, I have boys and boys play outside and hoard things in their pockets, and I don’t always catch everything that gets thrown into the hamper along with the dirty … [Read more...]