The Apple Doesn’t Fall Far From the Tree


I’m so grateful to Christ Jesus for making me adequate to do this work. He went out on a limb, you know, in trusting me with this ministry. The only credentials I brought to it were invective and witch hunts and arrogance. But I was treated mercifully because I didn’t … [Read more...]

Framing Failure


Sarah Blakely is my hero. She has literally covered my a$$ for the last 15 years. She is the founder of Spanx and the youngest self-made female billionaire. I think we should all just stop and clap for Sarah for a moment as a way of showing gratitude for the CYA... … [Read more...]

Backing the Blue


This Thursday I will be hosting an evening of prayer and open dialogue between all kinds of cross sections of our community. But with all the recent attacks on our police forces across the country I had been thinking of what we could possibly do...some small step to … [Read more...]

Who Among You?


My family stayed up late as a tribe to cheer on our friend, Karen Vaughn, as she COMPLETELY rocked her speech at the Republican National Convention last night. We cheered and cried while she spoke-- thinking of the cost her family, and so many other American Gold Star … [Read more...]

What Makes Today So Important?


For the most part, I have avoided politics on this blog because I just want to bring hope and help to parents. I want to encourage you in your families and let you know that I stand with you in prayer and I believe great things for our children individually and amazing … [Read more...]



My favorite Spice Girl made the news again this week when she posted a sweet Happy Birthday Instagram post to her five year old. Victoria Beckham's picture drew unwanted attention when people began criticizing her for kissing her daughter on the lips. Comments … [Read more...]



For Christ himself has brought peace to us. He united Jews and Gentiles into one people when, in his own body on the cross, he broke down the wall of hostility that separated us. Ephesians 2:14 MSG We need peace. Peace from the crazy world we are living in when … [Read more...]


Many hands together: group of people joining hands

I've been married for 23 years. My husband, thanks be to sweet Jesus, still looks at me like I was the 19 year old perfect-bodied spit-fire he fell in love with. I've lost some of my luster, gained about 30 pounds, brought 12 children into the world, adopted four more, … [Read more...]