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Falling Up

Yesterday I came home to my daughter making a homemade butterscotch pie. She had never made one before, and she was determined to get it...

God's Perfect Timing or Something Else?

I wrote a devotional a while back about having faith like a child. It's been published on a devotional site and my social media. At the...

Morning Coffee with a Side of Mom Guilt

I woke up this Sunday morning experiencing the all-too-common feeling of mom guilt. If you’re a mom, you know exactly what I’m talking...

Faith Unraveled

I remember learning about Rachel Held Evans years ago but never read one of her books until recently. Her ideas were considered radical...

Grief

Grief is powerful. Whether from the death of a loved one, a traumatic event, loss of a friendship, divorce, miscarriage, or a chapter in...

There Is Always Light

Last night the power went out. Usually, this isn’t a big deal, but when the power goes out on our street in Jakarta, Indonesia, it is...

16 Things for 16 Years

My oldest daughter turned 16 recently. 16! I will never forget the day we brought her home from the hospital. The nurse called to check...

My 2020 Christmas

Now that the holiday season is upon us, I thought I would share where my heart was this time last year. The below is a personal Facebook...

Next First Step

I love walking. I used to walk all the time. It was my escape, my calm, and a way to center myself and organize my thoughts. I don't walk...

Press Pause

School is starting back up, and it won't be long before calendars are full with all kinds of extracurricular activities. As glorious as...

Tattoos

One year ago, I finalized my full sleeve tattoo, and I wrote this on my social media: A rose surrounded by dogwood branches and...

There Is Always A Message In The Mess

Life is full of ups, downs, twists, and turns. Messy is the word I use most to describe it. Amid messes (yes, even church splits,...

Let Them Be Sad

My daughter's pet bird died yesterday. We held each other and cried. We put it in a box with handwritten messages of love. We covered the...

Grace

Grace is one of my favorite words. In fact, I love it so much; it’s my firstborn's middle name. I chose Grace as her middle name because...

Help Your Child Handle Dissapointment Well

I get excited when I see social media posts in the United States about people gathering, friends hugging, and going to the grocery store...

Want to Connect with Your Teen? Get Curious!

Want to Connect with Your Teen? Get Curious! By Dr. Cam, Family Success Coach One of my teen clients said to me, “I hate my dad! All he...

Dear Daughters

Dear Daughters, This week is the last week of school before summer break begins, and what a year it has been. During a global pandemic,...

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