Getting good at love

[If you're visiting from Start Marriage Right, welcome. Glad to have you today. This is where I write about relationships, spirituality, parenthood and leadership - a little bit of everything. Let's stay in touch, shall we? Get all the updates to my blog by subscribing here, or follow me on Twitter or Facebook. Without further ado, … Continue reading Getting good at love

I am Jesus’ awkward friend

In college, it was getting easy. I finally figured out how to make friends, not talk too much or make people feel uncomfortable around me. And aside from the tumultuous relationships and the general self-loathing, my relationship with God felt relatively sturdy too. In the mornings, I propped up my pillow behind my head, then … Continue reading I am Jesus’ awkward friend

How to feel like a good mom when you tuck yourself in

Motherhood is teaching me a lot about my human-hood. And it hurts. I face off against the frayed and tasseled ends of my patience and goodness every time my voice shouts too loud, or when my son's unexplainable need to fish in the toilet stirs up my ugly, unreasonable side. I don't like that girl … Continue reading How to feel like a good mom when you tuck yourself in

If I were God

It's been a weird week, one of sinking deeper into this identity I'd been trying to dodge. But finally feeling at home in it. Understanding my gifts and even enjoying how they work in real life. And yet at the same time, there were growing pains and conflict all around. The pain of feeling disregarded … Continue reading If I were God

Crazy For Love Day 7: Lindsey + Ryan (and the whole family)

Today is our last day of the Crazy For Love series. It's a story sent in by Lindsey, mom of two littles and the wife of Ryan. She lives her dream out at Beyond Motherhood, recording the moments of parenting two kids less than two years apart. I admit I don't know how she does … Continue reading Crazy For Love Day 7: Lindsey + Ryan (and the whole family)

Crazy For Love Day 6: Jessica + Ryan

Today's Crazy For Love story comes to us from the East Coast, and really, it started all the way across the ocean, in Madrid, Spain, just a few years ago. It's a love story from my friend, "Ica", also known and Jessica and the love of her life, Ryan. I remember when Ica was just getting … Continue reading Crazy For Love Day 6: Jessica + Ryan

Crazy For Love Day 5: Deb + Tom

{Happy Valentine's Day, Everyone}Today is Day 5 of 7 in our Crazy for Love series.I chose this Crazy For Love submission from Deb for Valentine's Day because I think this couple is an excellent example of what it means to love each other for life. And not just that. They let their love overflow into … Continue reading Crazy For Love Day 5: Deb + Tom

Crazy For Love Day 4: Cris + TJ

Today's Crazy For Love story shows a determined kind of love. It's a love story between two Soldiers, which withstood the test of years of service to our country. Our submission is from Cris, who makes no fanfare of her and her husband's loyalty to our nation, but we can appreciate the strength of their … Continue reading Crazy For Love Day 4: Cris + TJ

Crazy For Love Day 3: Faith + Joe

This is our third installment in the week-long Crazy For Love series. So much love, and we're not even half-way done. Valentine's Day is two days away. Plan something lovely for the ones you love. Don't take for granted how special they are to you.Now without further ado, let me introduce to you: Faith and … Continue reading Crazy For Love Day 3: Faith + Joe