The Soundtrack for “Expect Something Beautiful”

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October 5th can’t come soon enough! It’s the day when you can receive your brand new copy of “Expect Something Beautiful: Finding God’s Good Gifts in Motherhood”. You don’t have to wait until October 5th to learn- and love – the soundtrack! This is the music tucked inside the book. These songs will give you a sneak peek of the … Read More

Bible Study and Bumper Boats

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As the school year begins, many of us church-going-folks are signing up for small groups, Sunday School classes, and Bible studies. How are you feeling about all that? Excited? Ready to dig in and learn? Or are you feeling overwhelmed? Discouraged? Maybe even disinterested? I’ve been there. If that’s how you feel, this episode of Expect Something Beautiful is *just* … Read More

Big Decision To Make? This will help. (New Podcast Episode)

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Life is full of tough decisions. Sometimes, we make the wrong one simply because we don’t trust God’s good heart for us. Let this episode of Expect Something Beautiful strengthen you to choose the good thing, the best thing. God wants you to have a good life (and I don’t mean the “prosperity gospel” type of good life), I mean … Read More

Hope for the woman who hates men

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Have you ever said, “I hate men”? You’re not alone. A lot of women say it. I’ve said it. For every woman who says it, there is a unique reason why. And there’s a personal invitation from her Creator to be healed, strengthened, and empowered with love. I used to say, “I hate men,” but I don’t anymore. Here’s why. … Read More

Restoring Relationships That Covid Complicated

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Relationships were difficult BEFORE a worldwide pandemic threw a giant wrench in them. If you’re like me, you’re just beginning to clear your head and get your feet back on the ground after a year of complicated relationships. (The unknowns! The sickness! The logistics! The distance! The emotions! The politics! Oi.) May God give us big hearts and open arms … Read More

Tired of serving? I sure am. Here’s what to do next. (New podcast episode!)

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My friend didn’t ask much. And yet, when my kids and I returned home from serving her, we were wiped out… for DAYS. I couldn’t help but wonder, why am I so weak? And why can’t I bounce back faster? If you’ve ever asked yourself these questions, I invite you to listen to this episode of my Expect Something Beautiful … Read More

The Art of “Ending Well” (And a new podcast episode!)

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Oh, do I have a good laugh for you today… What began as an embarrassing moment (one I, too, can laugh about now) launched me into a season of pondering the importance of “ending well”. I share some of my thoughts – and the embarrassing moment, of course – in this week’s Expect Something Beautiful podcast episode. To hear the … Read More

Same Storm, Different Boats, One Prince of Peace

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I was delighted to join the Grounded team for this episode of “What it Means to Be Peacemakers,” with Tara Barthel and the wonderful Grounded hosts. I pop in around minute 40:00. Grounded airs every Monday morning at 9 a.m. I’m usually helping a first grader with her school work then, so I listen to the replay on YouTube afterward. … Read More

Merry Christmas!

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Wishing you a very merry Christmas as we celebrate Jesus’ first coming and look forward to His return. “He rules the world with truth and grace!” And, last but not least, I wanted to share this vintage YouTube video of our now-15-year-old daughter making one of our favorite Holiday Treats. (Since this recording, three members of our family have discovered … Read More

Introducing my new podcast! It’s fun, encouraging, and memorable.

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Guess what?! I’m partnering with Revive Our Hearts to create a podcast with short power-packed episodes about how God’s Word intersects with your everyday life. Each episode gives you a story + scripture you’ll never forget.  It’s called “Expect Something Beautiful” because your expectations really matter. They determine what you look for and shape the way you process your circumstances. We may not know what will happen, but … Read More