Until the last few years of my life I never liked going to church. I felt I should go, but I didn’t want to. I believed in God, but wasn’t ready to give him all of me. Something was always holding me back (most of these reasons below). I want to share them with you because… Read More 8 reasons you don’t go to church
A week ago I had a dream about Jesus. It was very real and vivid. I’m not sure if it was from the Spirit or not; I’ve never had a spiritual dream before. But I can’t get it out of my mind and continue to think about this very short dream without end. A day… Read More I saw Jesus in a dream
My grandpa, Don (my dad’s dad), passed away on Thursday. I think every single person who has ever met him would use the word gentleman to describe him. It’s impossible to try to convey the essence of a person in a short paragraph, but to me he was a strong oak tree of integrity and… Read More 10 things my grandpa taught me
I’ve never felt like I was right smack down in the middle of God’s plan as I do right now. He clearly told us when to move and where to move. It wasn’t without bumps or stress, but His plan is clear for us, and that is to use this beautiful, undeserved home for His… Read More How God moved us
This year my Valentine’s Day present to my husband is to pray for him specifically every day for the month of February. Want to join me? I’ve got a printable calendar of prayers for us, and you can even print it off and give it to your hubby. When I told Marcello what my present will… Read More Praying for your spouse 1 month printable
Does believing in God require blind faith? Do we have to choose between science and faith? Is God real? It’s the most important question to answer in life. If He doesn’t exist, we can carry on the way we are. If He does exist, our eternal home hangs in the balance. One thing is clear… Read More Is there proof God exists?
Exactly one year ago I was telling my friend Ashby that I need to do something to teach my kids to be grateful. She suggested purposely doing something kind once a month. Yes! So for the last year we have committed to focus on being grateful and kind. It has noticeably changed my kids’ hearts,… Read More The grateful project: A year of teaching my kids kindness
I often describe the troubling times I have with my children on this blog (like here, here and here), but today I had some clarity. As I sit here in a rare moment of being completely alone on a rainy morning, I’m thinking of the ways the kids have enriched my life and character. Yes,… Read More Have your kids changed your character?
I’m sorry for not updating you sooner. I haven’t been able to process all that has happened in the last couple of unrelenting weeks, so bear with me as I pour it all out! A hurricane slammed into our city, going directly over our house and has changed us in unforeseen ways. Every Floridian has… Read More Hurricane Irma brought us to our knees
I’m praying for all of you affected by the continuous natural disasters of late — water, fire, earthquake. Some might wonder where God is when disaster strikes. The answer is he’s right there with you, waiting for you to turn to him. Most of us don’t seek him or take him seriously until our situation… Read More 7 simple tools to explode your prayer life
You’ve been married for years. There have been ups and downs, good times and bad. The secrets have been exposed and the perfect dating facade has long been lifted. Maybe you feel more like roommates than lovers. Now what? In this final post in my marriage series I want to talk about how to rekindle… Read More Part 4: How to fall in love with your spouse again
This is the post in the marriage series that I don’t want to write, but I’ll warn you, I’m passionate about it all the same. I’m serious about these topics because they have safeguarded my marriage and given me such a security that I can only thank God for his guidance. That said, the points… Read More Part 3: How to protect your marriage