How to Give You the BOD I Want

How to Give You the BOD I Want

I love acronyms. I suppose it’s the special education teacher in me or my love of efficiency that attracts me to them, but recently I’ve been challenged and convicted by an acronym in my quest to learn how to forgive. When people I’m trying to forgive post...
Fear of Messing Up (FOMU)

Fear of Messing Up (FOMU)

Two weeks ago, I wrote about trying to forgive in my heart, not just my head. As I’ve continued since then, praying, reading Scripture, and trying to listen for the Spirit’s promptings, I’ve noticed an unflattering pattern about myself: I want to be right. Not right...
When Forgiveness Doesn’t Work

When Forgiveness Doesn’t Work

I haven’t had to deal with forgiveness in my life very often. Although over the years I’ve had to forgive others from the petty to the paramount, more recently, I haven’t. Perhaps this lack of practice is what has made the current opportunity to forgive, so...
Texting My Mother-in-Law’s Son

Texting My Mother-in-Law’s Son

My son, who just started his freshman year of college, is sick. For the first time, Casey feels miserable and I’m not there. I can’t make him chicken soup and ask him the infamously dorky, question I always ask on the rare occasion when I cook from scratch, “Can you...
Four Words that are Saving My Marriage

Four Words that are Saving My Marriage

Lately, God’s been saving my marriage. Not that my marriage is failing, at-risk, or problematic, but God in His grace, wants to keep it that way. Several years ago, I began praying about how I talk to my kids. I realized I would do things like spend the only half hour...
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