Glorious Weakness by Alia Joy {Book Review}

"What if we started to see weakness not only as something to endure but as our spiritual gift? What if we didn't fight it so hard? What if we stopped pretending What if we allowed grace to meet us there and resurrect the broken things? What if we live as though we actually believe God's … Continue reading Glorious Weakness by Alia Joy {Book Review}

This Outside Life by Laurie Kehler {Book Review}

Because I only have the pdf, here's a lovely image of the redwoods superimposed with the book cover! This Outside Life: Finding God in the Heart Nature by Laurie Kehler This book was full of stories of the author's bucket-list variety outdoor adventures used to introduce reflections on God and faith. This was not quite … Continue reading This Outside Life by Laurie Kehler {Book Review}

Walk Next to Me {Five Minute Friday}

"And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart."Galations 6:9 My mom quotes this verse a lot. Most often she quotes it in the context of raising kids and showing up for that mundane and ridiculously difficult challenge that is trying to teach your … Continue reading Walk Next to Me {Five Minute Friday}

How to be Whole?

Sometimes I get stuck because I feel like I should have it all figured out by now. I shouldn't be struggling to parent, relate well, write, or focus enough to spend my energy on things that matter to me. I think I should know it all by now. It's been a decade, eight years, seven … Continue reading How to be Whole?

I Will Not Fear by Melba Pattillo Beals {Review}

I Will Not Fear: My Story of a Lifetime of Building Faith Under Fire by Melba Pattillo Beals (The ebook is $0.99 right now!) "Then the realization hit me. The pain and torture were continuous during time spent inside the school. That was minimally seven hours each day. Add to that travel time, exit and … Continue reading I Will Not Fear by Melba Pattillo Beals {Review}

Three Things About Your Story {The Kind Side}

Life is full of crazy happenings. Sometimes they redirect and repurpose your life and you can see what's going on, but sometimes you get to sit with the weird and difficult and just wonder about the rest of the plot. The way we see what happens now may not be the way we tell the … Continue reading Three Things About Your Story {The Kind Side}

a hopeful alternative to bad days and good days

In our house, with these three little kids, we can get a little dramatic. To say the least. My kids will groan loudly about how terrible their day is just because they have to put away a toy, do a job, or -heaven help us - find and put on their shoes. Much to my … Continue reading a hopeful alternative to bad days and good days

Hope and a palmful of faith {Whole Together Family 20/31}

Just a list of sorts. Some things I've picked up over the last few years, some things that are more recent. Maybe at some point I'll think about this a little more, but for now hopefully you find something to encourage you in your own family and all the struggles therein. Much love. -- Different … Continue reading Hope and a palmful of faith {Whole Together Family 20/31}