The Way He Should Go

It’s the morning after the last TCAP (Tennessee’s standardized tests), a soft rain just the permission we needed to sleep in. As a third grader, this was Jake’s first experience with the tests that somehow mean everything and nothing. Jake is more of an athlete than a scholar, and I’m still trying to figure out what to … More The Way He Should Go

God Will Not Let You Stay Stuck // A Life Lesson from Toddlers

“God will not let you stay stuck.”  Weeks ago I read an article with this title, and ever since I have kept that Safari window open on my phone. It’s a daily reminder beaming with hope when the voice in my head tells me I’m stuck. In this short post, Graham Cooke addresses seasons of waiting … More God Will Not Let You Stay Stuck // A Life Lesson from Toddlers

A Back-to-School Blessing + Free Prayer Guide

It’s time! Pencils sharpened, buses rolling, kids excited, lunch boxes… TBD. It’s also  become back-to-school normal for us to gather with school families the night before the first day to pray for our teachers, staff, students and parents. What a privilege to worship at the front doors of our public school; to walk around the property inviting God’s kingdom … More A Back-to-School Blessing + Free Prayer Guide

On Vocation and Motherhood: Lessons from the Mother of Moses

In a matter of days, my youngest starts kindergarten. Probably the biggest transition of her life to date. But I’m not worried one bit about her; I’m so thankful we held her back. Now I’m confident the Molly Girl is ready. Then there’s the Mama. You guys know I’m not overly sentimental, and you know … More On Vocation and Motherhood: Lessons from the Mother of Moses

5 Ways to Not Feel Like a Slave in Your Own Home

Every day is the same – shop, cook, dishes, laundry. Sweep, wipe, scrub, pick up. All the papers, all the arguments, all the scheduling, all the homework. Do you ever feel like the monotony will swallow you whole? Do you ever feel reduced to servitude – pointless, unseen, neverending? Do you get bombarded with the … More 5 Ways to Not Feel Like a Slave in Your Own Home