My first 40 years

Turning 40 is not really a big deal, but it can definitely feel like it. Especially when you have a whole year of friends and classmates submitting to time and milestone. One by one we’ve all asked what to do, how to spend the final hours of our thirties. Last …

JOY problem

The Problem with JOY

  My summer was fabulous. We banished rigid schedules and made way for long days of sunshine and fun. The kids and …


Choosing a Grace Perspective

Because of the Lord’s faithful love we do not perish, for His mercies never end. They are new every morning; great is …

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Learning Not to Live Out Loud

My house is extravagantly quiet on this Saturday afternoon. I’ve spent most of my day sinking into a novel, something I haven’t …


The Well-Prepared Bride

Below is an excerpt from my book In the Dailies. As Christmas draws near, this story remains near the forefront of my mind. …

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