Summer in Holyoke: A Little Taste of Heaven

Before my husband began the interview process for his job in Holyoke, we never knew such a town existed on the map. The mountains were all we’d experienced in Colorado so it was a surprise to learn of the Northeastern plains. When we drove in for the first time and saw the cornfields, water tower, parks, elementary school, and nicely manicured lawns, I could sense it was a special place. The serenity is what struck me most…

Book Review & Giveaway – Booked: Literature in the Soul of Me by Karen Swallow Prior

A while back, my former college professor and friend, Karen Swallow Prior, sent me a copy of her new book to read and review. She also gave me a copy to giveaway on my blog. I’m excited to finally share the review with you as Karen is very dear to me…

New Article: 8 Non-Negotiables for Dads with Daughters- KirkCameron.com

Lately, I’ve been inspired by the importance of the daddy-daughter relationship and I wrote about it recently on KirkCameron.com. After all, I’m a Daddy’s girl myself! This was my first article geared primarily for dads and I’ve been so humbled (and a little in shock)…

A Letter to My Son, On Manhood, Mission, & Meaning in Life

Dear John Samuel, I consider my role as your Momma and the time I have on this earth to raise you a serious responsibility and privilege to which I will be held accountable to God. Every day I get to spend with you reading books, playing in the yard, cuddling on the couch, nourishing your belly…

Contributing to the Book, Take the Date Night Challenge by Greg & Erin Smalley

Last week Focus on the Family contacted me and asked permission to publish part of my article, Missional Marriage: 10 Practical Ways to Serve Other People, in their upcoming book Take the Date Night Challenge by Greg and Erin Smalley…