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You Be You

When some people tell me I’m unique, I think perhaps it’s a subtle way of telling me I’m weird. Like, not in a good way. But as I’ve grown older, I’ve quit worrying so much about that and I’ve embraced my uniqueness. After all, God made me this way,...... More »

It’s Prayer Time Somewhere

Life can be hard—especially when we’re juggling a lot of things. Like holiday gatherings, planning for big family feasts, checking your bank balance online and wondering when you’ll have time to do all the Christmas shopping you want to do, for example :-). For me, simply sitting with God...... More »

Remember Me

My friend Michele just loves cows. She stops on her walks to take pictures of the cows standing in the fields watching her. Knowing that, whenever I see cows now, I think of her and smile. (And let’s be real—this guy makes you smile, too, doesn’t he? (Or she?...... More »

A leap of faith

For the cover of the new 2023 prayer prompt calendar, I wanted something a little more conceptual than in some previous years. I wanted to find an image that said “prayer” at first glance. It’s a lot harder than you might think. I sent dozens of texts to my...... More »

When the Future is Uncertain

As always, Kelly Balarie is full of encouragement and hope… things we all need right about now! Perfect timing for me to share this guest post with you… Enjoy! Are things going to turn out okay? I don’t know about you, but these days, I see all this political...... More »

The Love Offering podcast

Even now, even when prayer should be at the top of our list of things we want to do, I still struggle. I think I always will. But you know what? At the exact same time, I still have faith. I still believe prayer matters. I still witness changes...... More »

The freedom of true friendship

This post first appeared as part of the Sisterhood Ministries blog series, “Her Story.” Senior year of high school I walked around the corner to see my very best friend surrounded by a bunch of laughing girls. At lunch, they’d been talking about a party one of the girls...... More »

I. Can’t. Even.

First published on the blog at Faithfully Following Ministries. I. Can’t. Even. I can’t even believe the things some people say. I can’t even stand the bickering and belittling I’m witnessing. I can’t even wrap my head around this pandemic. I can’t even figure out what to do next....... More »

Praying Big

  This is a post I wrote for the Praying Big Prayers to Our Amazing God series at Faithfully Following Ministries. They featured 14 posts from my book, InstaPrayer: Prayers to Share—different writers, different perspectives, but all really good. Check them out—because they show you how differently we can...... More »

Just some quick updates for you about my new book—because some exciting things are happening as this little book makes its way into people’s hands. 1. Interview with Suzie Eller My friend (and author/speaker/podcaster) Suzie Eller invited me to record an interview about my book. She is gentle and...... More »