A Note to Those Fighting for Church

The four of us sat at the end of the hallway at our denomination’s conference center in those generic wooden chairs with scratchy cloth seats. We were doing our interview for our church planting assessment. The couple we spoke with planted a church in Florida years before, and I could see how much they loved.. ....more

For Reflection: May 9

We’re baptizing Piper today! Yes, she’s a little older than normal for infant baptism, and yes, I keep making jokes about the theology of toddler baptism to Duff, just to bug him. His response? ...more

Tips for Using Sunless Tanner on Fair Skin

So the other night I texted a photo to a few friends – it was a before and after using Arbonne‘s new Liquid Sunshine Sunless Tanner. I told my friends I’d try it because I’m VERY fair-skinned, and using sunless tanner can be tricky when your base color is, um, translucent. And before the end.. ....more


It’s time for another Stitch Fix review! AND I’m SO PUMPED to be giving away a $20 Stitch Fix gift card to one reader. After the review, be sure to enter through the Rafflecopter box below! ...more

For Reflection – May 3

Man’s greatness and wretchedness are so evident that the true religion must necessarily teach us that there is in man some great principle of greatness and some great principle of wretchedness. It must account for such amazing contradictions. Blaise Pascal Pensées Take away the cross of Christ, and the Bible is a dark book. J.C... ....more

Perfect Kale Salad

One of the things I finally started to eat more of after my Healthy Living challenge is kale. Once upon a time, many moons ago, I made kale chips and Duff and I both loved them. But then came what we affectionately refer to as “The Revenge of Disney.” We’d just come back from Disney.. ....more

OHIO can change your life.

The acronym, not the state. Don’t be silly. (Indiana girl, here.) Today I’m sharing a lifestyle tip I heard from my friend Kitty ....more

For Reflection – April 26

The delights of the physical world were carefully crafted to point to the One who alone is able to give your heart eternal delight. God alone is able to bring the deepest of joy and contentment to your heart. He alone is able to give you a reason for getting up in the morning and.. ....more

30 Days to Healthy Living Challenge

I’ve got big news, and I’ve had it for a while. I always do that; hold onto the big stuff until THE PERFECT TIME and then I’m like ah, shoot, I think the perfect time was seven days ago. Maybe eight ....more

Parent or Cattle-herder?

Last week my mom took my kids, my sister, and myself to the beach for an impromptu trip. Like I mentioned, each year I head to the beach for the first time ready to see what it’ll be like this time. Will it be relaxing or a never-ending game of “keep the baby from crawling.. ....more