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  • A Grace Plan: A Doable Life-Change Plan for a New Year, A New You: With Printable

    On Tuesday, December 31 st, 2013
    So I’m a mess and we’re all failures — at least all the honest are. And the truth is, no one ever runs before they take baby steps.  So I scratch down these 25 points, like my own sanity manifesto, and there are a thousand ways in a thousand seasons to make a life glorify God.
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  • When You’re Tired of Missing Jesus {with The Printable}

    On Tuesday, October 29 th, 2013
    Leaves aren’t ever purely green and not everything is as it seems. You can be missing Jesus because you can be missing the blazing love under everything. The kids and I walk through the orchard and the end of autumn… It’s what I’m telling the kids. That all summer, the chlorophyll of the leaf, all
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  • Free Bonus Christmas Ornaments {Free Jesse Tree Ornaments}

    On Friday, September 13 th, 2013
      The Greatest Gift , written this spring, for your Christmas, to change your whole new year — change you.   “I’m a mom to three small children, so my focus during Advent tends to be on how I can make the season memorable for them, how I can teach them what it means that God became a
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  • How to Really Seize the Last of Summer: The Cheap & Easy Way {Free Printable}

    On Friday, August 23 rd, 2013
    One week left. One week of sweet corn and swimming suits and bare toes and zinnia bouquets and light like this in their hair and all the days are adding up to make years. One more week before the oldest flies this coop for university, before he packs up his room and drives away in
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  • The Ultimate Girlfriend Gift

    On Wednesday, May 08 th, 2013
    We threw stones first. I mean — after we’ve all been bloodied by stones, why not just start there? Effie Bryce sat near Nan Marlin. And Greta Vanderhoef and Darlene Finch, and 75 year-old Mrs. Margaret van Veen who led me to Jesus when I was a kid and the elderly Mrs. King who lives
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  • A Life Plan When You’re Overwhelmed: Sanity Manifesto Printable

    On Saturday, January 26 th, 2013
    So I’m a mess and we’re all failures — at least all the honest of us are. And the truth is, no one ever runs before they take baby steps.  So I scratch down these 25 points, like my own sanity manifesto, and there are a thousand ways in a thousand seasons to make a life
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  • ‘Jesus is the Greatest Gift’ Christmas Gifts for Neighbors: Free Printable

    On Wednesday, December 19 th, 2012
    The kids have Adore Him playing and they’re singing along and off key. And the house wafts of sugar cookies and anticipation and names of neighbors to bless! “You done drawing now, Mama?” Kai’s leaning hard over my shoulder. “Can we just call it done?” And I’m thinking so, and we cut out this little
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  • Blessed December! Joy Dare! And 10 Wondrous Links for Your Advent Weekend

    On Saturday, December 01 st, 2012
    10 Wondrous Links for Your Advent Weekend 1. This quiet simple fun today with the kids… 2. and this will take 2 minutes and will make you smile so, really, why not? Instant grace-decoration! 3. This really might work — I want to try! 4. Doing at least one of these — and we’re writing
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  • Finding The Perfect Gift {Free Holiday Printable}

    On Thursday, November 22 nd, 2012
    …. (excerpt) But now had arrived and unwrapped like a gift —   The embrace at the door, the loud laughter in the twilight greying, the clock ticking down after the still — all unearned — her here at all.   So after the turkey and Aunt Eileen’s pie, she’d written it down and taped
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  • How to Have the Best Holiday Season? Your Turn

    On Tuesday, November 20 th, 2012
      Praying His astonishing joy for each of you… Walking with you and kneeling long and thanking you for grace.  Your turn is always waiting here  or here for whenever you’d like to share your God-story: We’re all ears and heart and prayer and believing He’s just waiting to lavish you with joy. in. Him.  Resources for
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  • A {Christian} Family Thanksgiving Activity: The Thanks Giving Tree {Free Printable}

    On Wednesday, November 07 th, 2012
    Leaves aren’t ever purely green and not everything is as it seems. The kids and I walk through the orchard and November. That’s what I tell the kids. That all summer, the chlorophyll of the leaf, all that green, absorbs the sun and releases food and it this cycle of chlorophyll that cloaks the leaves’
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  • The Real Truth about the Real First Thanksgiving {Free Printable}

    On Friday, November 02 nd, 2012
    That field of beans west of the barn, it looked gaunt come end of October, bean pods all hanging like bony ribs. Whenever the wind sighed, the whole field just rattled skinny. That’s how my Dad always spoke of a railish man, that you could count his ribs. Nothing in me wanted to count those
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