Two sets of small feet thunder overhead, impossibly loud for their size. Giggles, interspersed with shrieks of feigned terror. A child's roar. And a crash. "Uh-oh..." "WAAAAAAAAAAHHHH!!!!!" "I'm sorry! I'm sorry! Shhh!" A groan, mine this time. The sound of my own not so small feet thudding up the stairs, echoing maternal displeasure. Shushes. Kisses.… Continue reading Is God Calling You to Be Still?
Thin, cold fingers clutched the woven fabric pulled carefully over her head, shielding a gaunt face from recognizing eyes. If she was seen, known to be unclean, there would be shrieks of horror, cries of disgust, maybe even rocks thrown. Twelve years of isolation weighed achingly in her chest, a solid boulder of fear tugging… Continue reading What to Do When You Are Whole
I had spent almost 2 hours on this particular graphic, tweaking the colors and text and contrast to be just perfect. Clicked "Download Now" and nothing happened. I waited. Checked my downloads history in case I missed it. Nothing there (besides a couple of hilarious pictures of dog memes, but that's not relevant to this… Continue reading A Crisis of Perfectionism
Earlier this week, I shared with you the first part of an incredible interview I was honored to do with Sis. Doretha Jones. The response to that post was beyond belief. Her thoughts on developing contentment, living thankfully, and spiritual ambition hit home for all of us! It is a must read! I'm so excited… Continue reading Godliness with Contentment -Part 2 – Train Up a Child
I had the honor of sitting down with one of the most incredible worship leaders in the country: Sis. Doretha Jones! For more information about Sis. Jones, her family, and their ministry at Bryan United Pentecostal Church, see our About Us page. A fashionably floppy black hat shielded her very fair skin from the hot… Continue reading Godliness with Contentment, Part 1
I was 8 years and 4 months old, and I was a junior camper! This was something of a dream come true in itself, as my older siblings had been campers at Florida Apostolic Youth Camp for years and I'd always just had to stay with my boring parents and baby sister. But this year… Continue reading When You Get What You Want, Will You Want What You Get?
We were at Legacy Family Camp last week, and I gleaned so many incredible nuggets to share, including an amazing sit down with Sis. Dorethea Jones! Listening to her is always just a spiritual goldmine, and she really shared her heart with me. I'm working on putting all those incredible notes into post format for… Continue reading Identity
The subtle sound of industrious chewing pricked my mother-of-a-toddler ears as I laid the littler little down for a nap. Investigating, I stepped quietly into the hallway, trying to locate the source. "Dex? What are you doing?" Pause. "I'm just hidin' and eatin' cereal so you can't find-a me." Crinkle. Chomp. More chewing. Nervous shift.… Continue reading Just Ask: Getting Out from Behind the Chair
This post is part of a biweekly feature where we host women of wisdom and passionate faith to speak words of encouragement to our hearts. Grace Spoken Here is dedicated to being a community and collection of many voices speaking grace. Click here to see all guest posts! Sis. Allison Cox, wife of Evangelist Nathan… Continue reading How to Revitalize Your Marriage by Injecting Laughter and Ending the Practice of Bitterness
This weekend, I went out to dinner with my husband and our two lovies to celebrate an early Father's Day. Dex is slowly reaching the age where he can halfway be trusted in public, and Em is the world's easiest baby. So, naively, we chose a nicer family-friendly restaurant. Within 15 seconds of sitting in… Continue reading Making Space for Fatherhood