Here I go, talking about sex on the blog again. If you told 16-year-old me that when I was—ahem—a bit older, I’d be writing and talking about sex in such a public forum, I’d of thought you lost your mind.
But it’s a topic that needs talking about, and healing, and restoration. So here I am.Read more
I think it happened somewhere around the time of our son’s birth. Or maybe during his transition from milk to solid foods, or one daycare to another. Perhaps sometime the first season … or second phase … of job changes and promotions. Or ministry growth and business opportunities.Maybe in the midst of never-ending home projects. Somewhere along the way, I flipped on the switch for my marriage autopilot and our trajectory shifted.Read more
Sitting in my worn white Ikea chair, pulled up to my cluttered Ikea desk—yes, Craigslist and Ikea furnish my house—the surroundings taunt me.
The taunting comes not from all the things left to do, but because all these things bring me joy … well, once brought me joy … and I want them to again. I’d like to blame the clutter on recent travels, exciting projects, or even my adventurous toddler, but that wouldn’t be true. Or fair.Read more
Grace: unmerited favor. To give good that is not deserved.
We need grace everyday. And then, there are days like today, that could benefit from a double helping.
The funny thing is, I’m so much better at giving grace to others than I am giving it to myself.Read more
For years my husband and I wanted to conceive, but couldn’t. If you find your chest beating with mother’s heart, yet there’s no child to snuggle in your embrace, this post is for you.Read more
I posted an open invitation on social media a few weeks back and LOVE the questions you all provided in comments and direct messages—many of which centered around spending time with God. Today’s post is my answer to this great question: What does your prayer life look like on a daily basis?
Before I get there though, let’s start at the beginning. What’s a prayer life?