We have 5 kids, all married, and 21 grandchildren. Because we live in different states it’s hard for cousins to know one another so years ago we began hosting a “Cousin Camp” each summer. We began with 5 grands from 3 different families and the last few years all 21 grands attended. (No parents allowed!!) … Read More about Let Me Tell You About Family Camp: Crazy, Wonderful, Fun & Incredibly LOUD
I’m excited to share an interview with you that I did a while back with The Gospel Coalition’s Front Row Seat series. These videos are especially for pastors’ wives, and are hosted by Kristen Wetherell and Kari Olson — both pastors’ wives themselves, so they understand the needs of their audience. But I know you’ll … Read More about How to Support Your Husband (Whether He’s a Pastor or Not!)
“The whole earth is filled with awe at your wonders; where morning dawns, where evening fades, you call forth songs of joy.” (Psalm 65:8) AWE at your wonders! This was the refrain that ran in my head as I anticipated my 7th big hike with my friend Melody. We choose the Suiattle River Trail (named … Read More about My 7th Big Hike (and 4 Metaphors for Your Spiritual Life)
I hope your summer is off to a good start! To make space for summer activities (including another hike out West), I’ll be taking the month of July off from blogging. Rest can be counter-cultural in a world that encourages us to never stop striving. I hope you’re able to get some “down time” this … Read More about A few good reads…and a summer break.
This week I’m blogging over at Club31Women about being fully known by God. Here’s an excerpt: “Great is our Lord and mighty in power; his understanding has no limit.” (Psalm 147:5) The impacts of COVID linger. Some are realized, others carefully hidden. Counselors are overwhelmed and in short supply. Having a mental health issue has … Read More about We Need the Comfort of Being Fully Known. Where Do We Find It?
Many of us are grandparents now or will be in the future. It’s exciting and scary. We so badly want to be good grandparents. But what does that look like? Where do we begin? We begin with supporting their parents, our kids. As grandparents our job is not primarily to train our grands. That’s the … Read More about How Grandparents Can Make a Positive Difference in a Child’s Life
Recently my husband John and I have been with many people who are in the midst of having to make a tough decision. Old, young, married, single — most of us struggle with decision-making, especially when the best decision isn’t that clear. Our decision might involve a college choice, whether to move forward in a … Read More about 10 Questions to Ask Yourself When You Need to Make a Hard Decision
Do you have days when you feel down in the dumps? Discouraged for no reason or devastated by bad news? Joyless? Perhaps you feel stale in your walk with Christ. Staleness which gets turned into false guilt and condemnation because you know “you should…” You are not alone. I’ve felt this way, too. It’s a … Read More about Celebrate! Your Recipe for a One-Day Summer Gratitude Extravaganza