Faith

Why Your Strengths May Be The Best Place To Connect With Your Kids

Are you having a hard time connecting with your kids? In this post, I’ll share why using your strengths may be the most natural place to connect.

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Worth

It’s OK To Pause Your Dreams (Six Reasons Why)

Are your dreams on hold? I think 2020 has us all feeling that way. In this post, I’ll share six reasons why pausing your dreams is OK.

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Community

Mother Teresa Said Love People Anyway (Even in 2020)

Regardless of who you vote for, what faith you hold dear, or how you choose to raise your kids, people are people are people.

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Faith

Trusting God In The Storm

There’s a hope—a peace in the storm—we find by looking at how God’s carried us through dark seasons, allowing us to trust no matter how bad things are right now, joy is on the way.

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Faith

Why Do We Wait To Go To Jesus?

Whether it’s quarantine barriers, not fully trusting He can help, being overwhelmed by distractions, crippled by fear, or unwilling to release control, why do we wait to take our fears, doubts, worries, and control to Him?

Our God is longing to hear our voice, for us to trust him with our fears and with our hearts…

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Family

How to Spontaneously Drive Across the Country…With 3 Kids

If you’re half considering joining the, “let’s up and go” game because you’ve been trapped at home for the past 4 months :/, here’s a few things that helped minimize the crazy on our spontaneous road trip with kids.

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Community

My Awesome Neighbors Are Saving My Summer

As I sip my beverage and watch my girls play with neighbor friends from my lawn chair, I think to myself, “What a wonderful corona world.”

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Community

In Everything, Kindness

Stepping outside ourselves – lifting each other up, offering a helping hand, a virtual shoulder to cry on – reminds us we’re all in this together.

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Family

This Is Hard For Everyone…And What We Can Do About It

I think about people on the front lines and parents both working full-time jobs on top of this homeschooling saga and feel guilty even bringing my hard to the table. But you guys, this is hard for everyone. And everyone else’s hard doesn’t make yours any less hard.

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Family

My Favorite Thing About You Is…

What was your favorite thing about me today, mommy?
This has become our new routine, one she won’t let me forget. Every night, as I tuck her in, I tell her. Every night, she asks.

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Faith

What If We Met Our People Where They’re At?

What if we met people where they’re at rather than where we want them to be?

What if we used this time of being home with our family, this time of putting schedules and pickups and activities on hold, to really learn each other better?

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Community

It’s Never Too Late To Begin Again

When you wake up tomorrow, you can try to be kinder and love harder. You can try to not watch TV (or eat chocolate or scroll Facebook) even if you slipped today.

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Community

Be the Kind of Woman Who Knows Who She Is—And Own It

What if we teach our kids to be confident in who they are by the way we live our lives?

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Faith

There Is Only Grace

In God’s eyes, there is only love and nothing you’ve ever done, do, or will do can change that.

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Family

How to Prioritize What Matters In the Long Run

How much more purposeful would life be if we silenced the distractions getting in the way of what matters most?

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Family

Why Little-by-Little Progress Matters

What if we celebrated each drawer we organized, closet we rearranged, and tote we took to Goodwill? I don’t expect my toddlers to learn to tie their shoes the first time they try. Why don’t I approach my goals with the same forgiving standards?

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Family

Sometimes We Spend Our Quality Time Apart

After we put our kids to bed, we used to watch House Hunters while mindlessly scrolling our phones. And it drove me crazy.

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Faith

How to Reel In The Christmas Crazy

Saying, “No” usually frees up the family for a greater, “Yes” – family board game nights, time to host friends, kids actually enjoying their presents, etc. – you’ll never regret.

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Family

Why I’m Glad I Didn’t Wait Until I Was Prettier to Walk Down the Aisle

I’m proud I didn’t wait until my hair was longer or facial nerves more recovered. I’m proud because when I show our girls pictures from our wedding day, I remind them that you don’t have to wait until you’re perfect to show up.

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Faith

The Day I Shared My Testimony With the Governor

I expected to talk about what brought me to Nebraska from Tennessee, playing soccer at the University of Nebraska, and why I started my ministry. I was pleasantly surprised when he took the podcast a different direction.

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Faith

‘Let’s Do Suffering Better’ – My New Booklet!

I decided a long time ago to not let the fear of imperfection stop me from trying.

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Community

People On the Other Side Of The Spectrum Can Be Pretty Cool

By leaning in and getting to know the person before the difference, we find we have way more in common than we think.

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Family

The Best Three Parenting Books I’ve Read This Year

Looking for the best parenting book of the year? Here are my favorite three on discipline, love languages, and building confidence.

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Community

Let’s Teach Our Kids To Do Small Talk Better

Today, it struck me how important it is for our generation to get off our phones and show our kids how to love well.

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Faith

Is Your ‘Why’ Strong Enough?

God, you put this desire on my heart. You gave me a powerful story to share. I have spent so much time and money trying to make this happen. Was I wrong about this dream?” But then, you guys. There’s always a but then

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Community

Why Sometimes You Need To Find a New Tribe

Maybe the Girl Scouts had it right. Sometimes you need to find a new tribe. “Make new friends and keep

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Community

To Work Or Not To Work? – Why That Is the Wrong Question

I think it’s because I know how fortunate we are I feel guilty even saying I want to go back to work, as if having that desire makes me an awful mom.

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Suffering

Why You Should Own Your Story Even When It’s Scary

I began to see that every part of my story – even and especially that part – could be used for good if I let it.

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Faith

Nothing Is Wasted – Finding Beauty, Healing and Redemption from Pain

There is no part of your story that He cannot redefine. There is nothing – absolutely NOTHING – too broken for God to redeem and reweave into something beautiful.

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Family

Four Lies That Keep Us From Doing Summer Better

Maybe it’s how we remember summer when we grew up, what we see friends doing, or what worked last year, but there so many lies telling us our summer isn’t measuring up.

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Suffering

How an all-women retreat opened my eyes to showing up, trying new things in life

Don’t let the fear of not fitting in keep you from showing up. Own your story, reach out to the edge of the room and find common ground.

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Family

Raising Kids to Know That Faith Is More Than A Class

If faith is simply something kids hear about in second period and CCD, they will never understand the beauty, depth and gift of knowing Jesus.

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Family

When You Don’t Know Where To Start

Let’s not let the fear of doing all the things keep us from doing the next thing.

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Blog

Faith, Worth

Why Do We Wait To Go To Jesus?

Whether it’s quarantine barriers, not fully trusting He can help, being overwhelmed by distractions, crippled by fear, or unwilling to release control, why do we wait to take our fears, doubts, worries, and control to Him?

Our God is longing to hear our voice, for us to trust him with our fears and with our hearts…