5 Markers of a Healthy Ministry Wife

So often, I come face-to-face with things in myself that aren’t very cute or healthy. I’m thankful that God grows us. I’m thankful that He is patient with us as we grow. Let’s grow TOGETHER.  Let’s grow beyond the junk of unhealthiness. ...

Am I Healthy?

Over the summer when I turned 21, I backpacked Europe for 6 weeks with 2 other girlfriends. It was pre-9/11 and a trip of a lifetime! Two thirds of us were working through break-ups, so many conversations at the Eiffel Tower, Stonehenge, and walking through the Roman...

Calling the Ugly Out

It’s so interesting to me that often my biggest strength can have an UGLY SIDE and can also be my biggest vice. Have you found that to be true?  Here’s what I mean… One of my strengths is being very detailed, very thorough, very planned and scheduled...

God’s Kindness in Prison Places

I have always loved the story of Joseph. But, it’s not an easy story to read. It is laden with heartache, hurt, betrayal, disappointment, accusations, and jealousy.  I don’t love it for the drama. I love it because of what God does in the middle of the...

Refusing the Cookie Cutter Life

I grew up just a couple miles from both sets of my grandparents. I would frequently have after-school dates with my grandmothers where we would get ice cream and play card games. Around Christmastime, my grandmother Mary Ruth would bake sugar cookies with me. I loved...