Christian reflections

For Freedom * 10 Minute Devotional

What do you think of when you think about freedom? It’s the 4th of July and fireworks have been (illegally) popping in our neighborhood for days. Block parties abound. There’s a 5k race that a friend of mine are skipping in favor of using the $30 entry fee for pedicures. (We’ll run on our own,…… Continue reading For Freedom * 10 Minute Devotional

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10 Ways Being a Parent is like Being on Survivor

Except, you know, harder. Everything is dirty all the time. Everything. All the time. 2. You’re involved in lots of physical challenges Excuse me, how do people get a 25-pound toddler into shoes he doesn’t want to wear?! 3. There are days you definitely want to vote people off the island If you tell me the dinner that I…… Continue reading 10 Ways Being a Parent is like Being on Survivor

Christian reflections

Don’t Miss Out * 10 Minute Devotional

A decade ago, sitting at the head table in the prettiest dress I’ll ever wear, I was surprised at how seamlessly my wedding was going. After planning and preparing and hiring caterers and renting a banquet room and putting together our own flower arrangements (thanks to our wonderful crew of friends and family, who didn’t…… Continue reading Don’t Miss Out * 10 Minute Devotional

Christian reflections

A Towel Reminder * 10 Minute Devotional

First, an announcement… Thank you all for your generous feedback on the 10-Minute Devotionals!  Due to their overwhelming popularity (really, I had no idea – I’m humbled and grateful!) they will continue. However, they will be moving to Tuesdays. Why are they moving to Tuesdays? Because… (drumroll, please!) Thursdays are going to feature a new…… Continue reading A Towel Reminder * 10 Minute Devotional

Family life

10 Tips for Surviving a Move * Cara Meredith Guest Post

So excited to introduce you to the lovely Cara Meredith today. I met Cara the day before she spoke for our MOPS group a few months ago, and from the moment we sat down to share pizza and stories I knew that we’d be friends. Not only is she a brilliant writer and an engaging speaker,…… Continue reading 10 Tips for Surviving a Move * Cara Meredith Guest Post