Have you ever wondered where you will be in 5 years? Maybe you have a dream of writing a book, starting a business, or getting a new job. Maybe there’s a story burning in your heart, and you know you need to start sharing it….but you don’t know how. That was me, five years ago. […]
How do I know if God is speaking to me?
“Why can’t we hear God’s voice?” It’s a question my kids ask me on a regular basis. We read stories in the Bible of how God spoke directly to people, and then there’s Jesus teaching the masses in person. It’s hard not to wish we had that kind of audible communion with God today. Yet, […]
Know your limits (& a few updates)
I’m not very good at knowing my limits. I say yes to things, and most often it’s not other people putting things on my list. It’s me. Yes, I will clean the fridge today, and make something special for the last day of school, and write a blog post, and mop the floors, and go […]
Hope and Help for Hard Times
[pinit] Last October when Kedron was diagnosed with thyroid cancer, I looked at the calendar for fall and spring and prepared to brace myself for a long winter of waiting. I knew we’d be waiting for recovery from surgery. Waiting for results. Waiting to find out treatment options. I figured that by the time spring […]
Speak Up Conference: Letting God connect the dots
[pinit] Have you ever felt the chasm of where you are and where you want to be/know you should be/feel God has called you to be? Maybe it’s in an area of personal or spiritual growth. Maybe it’s in your career. Maybe it’s in your marriage, parenting, friendships. Or possibly it’s a call to write, […]
Why you should speak up!
Two years ago, I showed up for Carol Kent’s Speak Up Conference with knots in my stomach, weak knees, and a bag stuffed with printed-out talks bleeding with hand-scribbled revisions. I hadn’t done any formal speaking for years unless you count the rehearsed lines of, “Pick up your dirty clothes. Hang up your towel. Please […]