If You’re Crazy Discouraged in Your Prayer Life

The best books I’ve ever read were not written from experts with cardboard words, telling me to try it their way… (Though some of those have sold millions.) …but the ones written by heart bearers with scarred knees, coming from the place of me,...

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A 5 Word Prayer For Parents As The Kids Go Back to School

There they go again, or for the first time, or for the last. Maybe it gets easier but I’m 15 years in since my first son went to pre-school, and I still find it awkward that they go off and leave me here to my silence. Don’t get me wrong…it’s nice. I can work, again,...

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The 3 Best Parenting Things I Know

The awesome thing about parenting is that when you keep at it, you eventually get somewhere. I know this getting somewhere sounds far off for some and like a cruel joke for others who may feel right now like you are spinning your wheels – I’ve been in both places and...

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Why I Dropped the Idea of PC Parenting

The most honest thing I can tell you about parenting is that it is mostly a self-struggle. What will people think of me? How will I mess up my kids? How do I handle it when my dreams for my child have died? Why have I failed miserably? It’s all my fault. These...

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Dear Parents: Hand Over the File

A Quick Note... Hi friends! I welcome us all back from the July break to a parenting series I’m doing for the month of August – one I pray will be meaningful and encouraging to your soul, if you come here as a parent, yourself. Even if not, may there be a nugget you...

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3 Ways to Stand Firm While Others Fire Arrows

You’re so strong she says to me in a weird voice, like I’m some kind of nature’s freak. Yeah, everyone is strong until they aren’t. Everyone does well in life until they don’t. But when the arrows start coming – the hard things in life…the character assignations…the...

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What We Most Need to Know About the Life We Live Now

Spoiler alert: The life we live now is not our best life. No matter the pitch and hype speech, and despite the fact we can and should live the best life we possibly can while we are here (this I believe with my whole heart and why I would even write any of my books, I...

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How Put Your Warrior Boots On is Changing People

Photo: @laurieglassel (Instagram) Full disclosure moment: I am a skeptic and a hard sell. It’s not necessarily my favorite thing to admit and a far less positive thing to be in life when it comes to well-intentioned people with good hearts that sometimes don’t get...

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JOIN THE PARTY!!

Amazon Barnes & Noble ChristianBook.com Click for more retailers Welcome to the party already in progress…of which YOU ARE absolutely, positively CORDIALLY INVITED and really, are hosting right along with me!! (Enter blowing horns and cyber confetti in...

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