#weKin Kids Mar24

#weKin Kids

There are so many things I love about spending my Sundays with the kids in my church. Of course the fact that the Kid’s Life building is a loud, fun, brightly colored, filled with laughter kind of place brings its own appeal. And the individuals who make up the Kid’s Life team, make...

2 Super Simple Easter Gift Ideas Mar18

2 Super Simple Easte...

Ok friends – believe it or not, Easter is next weekend!   That means it’s time to stuff the eggs, fill the baskets, and put together the last minute teacher gifts. Actually, I’m not sure if Easter gifts for teachers are a real thing, but I figure any time we have the chance to...

How Do You See Beauty? Mar17

How Do You See Beaut...

Recently I spoke at my church on the topic of beauty. I shared ways that we as individuals have the ability to see the beauty over the ugly in this world – we just have to make the decision to do so. I also shared how God took what happened on the cross, one of the ugliest things...

A New Year, A New Season Jan07

A New Year, A New Se...

Typically I like the start of a new year. New goals, new dreams, new lists – I’m totally into all that stuff. With the start of this new year however, I’m just not so sure. Yes I’ve got some new goals I’m excited about and I’ve chosen a word for the year that I’m happy with, but...

Are You A Hummingbird Or A Buzzard? Sep23

Are You A Hummingbir...

I ran across this picture online the other day and was immediately intrigued by it. Not only because now I want a giant chalkboard above my couch in the family room, but also because of the message beautifully written across it. It reads: I want to be a hummingbird in a world of buzzards. I...

Messy Drawers Sep22

Messy Drawers

Each day when I get home from work I have a list of chores that I do. I do these same chores every single day. It’s part of my routine – and I very much like routine. Lately my kids have become more interested in helping me with different things around the house; especially my 4 year...

When You Don’t Give All The Backpacks Away Aug27

When You Don’t...

Two weeks ago we put on our sixth annual Great Big Backpack Give at NWLife Church. What a great day it was. After the crazy torrential downpour we had experienced the evening before, I spent much of the night praying that the weather would change, and the grass would dry. We were not...

A Trip Worth Taking May29

A Trip Worth Taking

Last week DJ and I, along with a small group of our friends, spent six days in Brooklyn, NY. We partnered alongside Metro World Child and were a part of what they call their boot camp. There’s a reason they call it that. During our time there, we weren’t sitting around with our feet up,...

The Heart of a Mother May10

The Heart of a Mothe...

How can one define the heart of a mother? It cannot be boxed or categorized or specified Because no two mothers are exactly the same There are those who birthed their own children – experiencing the weight gain, the nesting and the labor pain There are those who were chosen, selected,...

Mother’s Day For The Motherless May08

Mother’s Day F...

As Mother’s Day approaches, I can’t help but think of some of my friends that will not be celebrating it the way they might have imagined they would. For so many, Mother’s Day may feel more like a day full of heartbreak than one worth celebrating. I remember the feelings of extreme loss...