Christian reflections

Featured today at The Glorious Table

The funny thing about pain is that it lives only in our minds. We can see its effects–sleeplessness or thrashing about or tears–but we can’t see it. Once a painful season has ended, the pain lives in our memories. And it often looks different on the other side. I wrote this post for The Glorious Table nearly five…… Continue reading Featured today at The Glorious Table

soul space

Taking Some Soul Space (Soul Space Thursday)

Things are about to ramp up around here. Thanksgiving plans are underway; Advent is just around the corner; Christmas is coming. Church is about to get busy. School is about to get busy. Home is about to get busy. I can see the busy on the horizon like a storm front rolling in. It’s a…… Continue reading Taking Some Soul Space (Soul Space Thursday)

Christian reflections

Building is Hard * 10 Minute Devotional

My younger son is at the peak of the developmental phase of toddlerhood that looks like this: Take all the folded laundry out of the basket. Unspool all the toilet paper off of the roll. Dump out all of mom’s makeup and then shake/pour/smear out each individual product. Pour the Legos out onto the floor.…… Continue reading Building is Hard * 10 Minute Devotional

Christian reflections · Family life

12 Tips for a Christ-Centered Marriage

Today I’m excited to welcome Carrie Beth Tigges, writer, school principal, mother of four, and blogger over at Mommy Musings.  A question for my married friends: Do you want a strong marriage? Me, too. I strive for it. Truth be told, I do really well some days. Other days… not so much. From the first days of my husband…… Continue reading 12 Tips for a Christ-Centered Marriage