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Five Loaves & Two Fish

One of the most well-known miracles of Jesus began with 5 small loaves and 2 small fish – the feeding of the 5,000 (John 6:1-15).  Although 5,000 only accounted for the men present, not women and children.  Scholars estimate the number fed was actually somewhere between 15,000 and 20,000.*  Yet it all began with 5 small loaves and…

Flowers for No Reason

I can’t keep plants alive. I try, but I always forget to water them or water them too much. So imagine my excitement when beautiful succulent flowers emerged like a Phoenix out of the ashes in my planter (see picture above). We normally rotate new annuals in this planter, but I think we are just…

6 Fun Summer Activities with Kids

Summer is finally here!  My initial reaction to summer vacation is relief.  Hooray for more flexibility in our schedule.  No more school.  Less rigid bedtimes.  And best of all, forget the usual morning routine of trying to get kids ready for school, which at my house still feels like herding cats. But my feelings of…

Savoring Christmas

Merry Christmas!  We have been looking at the concept of Jubilee and rest, but at Christmastime I want to pause and reflect upon the Christmas season.  We will pick up where we left off with Jubilee in the New Year.  You may recall I set out to Savor 2020.  In the Spirit of savoring, I…

Pandemic Parenting

Come join me live tomorrow September 12th at 9 am Arizona Mountain Time for a virtual Women’s Conference, The Hard Things Conference (9 am Arizona Mountain Time (9 am PST, 10 am MDT, 11 am CDT, 12 pm EDT)! This conference will nourish and replenish all aspects of your life currently suffering by the pandemic.…

We Can Do Hard Things Conference

I can do all this through him who gives me strength. Philippians 4:13 (NIV) Do you feel like you could use some encouragement these days? The We Can Do Hard Things Virtual Conference started on September 1st and is running through September 15th. I would love for you to joins me at this conference! This…

One Lifechanging Phrase

Over the course of the past eight months I have shared the details of my breast cancer journey. Now I want to share what this journey taught me. My take always. One lifechanging phrase. I bet you are thinking that phrase is – you have cancer. That is life changing for sure, but not what…