When Things Don’t Work Out

Coming up with good words after you’ve given your brain a month off is a little like trying to get the ketchup to come out of the bottle for the first time: it’s all in there, but it takes some maneuvering to set it loose. That’s where I am this morning. I read two...

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When It’s Time for a Social Media Break

I come to you in this post, both sure and unsure. I come to you with a healthy heart and a weary one, at the same time, if that's possible. For weeks, maybe months, I've been saying to myself and everyone else I'm ok I'm ok I'm ok but in the past few days I have come...

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In Case You’re Fresh Out of Amazing

If this title resonates with you, we are kindred. I remember the first time my friend, Stacey Thacker, told me about her new book and what it would be called. Immediately, my load felt lighter. Someone had seen my life and understood. I had the privilege to receive an...

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I’m Tired of Christian Cute

Every now and then I write something that threatens to make me unpopular and marginalized. Turns out Jesus freaks are annoying. Sigh. It's true. The last thing I want to be in this post is divisive to the wonderful, flawed body of Christ or self-focused and whiny...so...

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One Way You (YES, YOU) Can Make the World Better Today

If I may, first…this post is about taking time to care about people, not a persuasion piece against boundaries/saying no or intended to guilt recovering people pleasers into regret over necessary life adjustments they have made. If you struggle with boundaries, please...

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Announcing: My Next 3 Projects!

I’m so excited…in a grateful, honored, still pinch myself that this is what I get to do with my life kind of way. (p.s.Sometimes writing books still seems like a dream I fell into rather than dreamed up (well, because it was) – one others may be more qualified for but...

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What the World Needs Now From the Christians

In this crazy and getting crazier world, I’ve been thinking a lot about what the world really needs from us, the Christians. It doesn’t need more of our words, in most cases. We’ve said a bunch.  (Pause here, followers of Jesus. I feel tender towards us. Because I...

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My FUN NEWS that may include YOU!

I’m so stinkin’ excited I can’t stand it. Today is the day I get to tell you about what’s been brewing in my heart that may well involve YOU. What I have to tell you is about laughter and rest and community and prayer and someone cooking for you, 3 amazing meals a...

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The Graduation Gift I’m Giving My Son

It’s here. This season, the one when he was a baby, well meaning people would look at me and tell me would come, as quick as I could blink. My son is graduating from high school. It is new, unchartered water for the Whittles. We’ve never had a child go live in another...

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