Category Joy

PEP UP Post-it Challenge

Happy National Day of Encouragement!!! Today I ask you to join me in the PEP UP for Joy Post-it Challenge 1 day, 3 Post-it Notes to create an explosion of encouragement in our world. It’s simple.  Pick three people in your life – your spouse, your kids, your colleagues, your teachers, your students, your boss, […]

The Gift of a Response

Words.  I love words.  I delight in their sound, their definitions, and their histories.  I adore them strung together in harmonious poetry and harrowing stories of prose.  I am captivated by the way they encapsulate memories for future reminiscing. Most of all I am in awe of the power of words, in particular the power […]

With Jesus, I’ve Got What I Need

Seven years ago today my daughter Zoey, who was 5 years old at the time, was baptized.  It was an incredible celebration as she outwardly displayed what was going on inside of her, with an awe inspiring maturity of faith.         While it would be easy to assume that at the tender […]

Refreshed and Encouraged

Have you ever experienced a time when you felt parched? Maybe you were thirsty and feeling dry, as if your tongue was stuck to the roof of your mouth.  You longed for a drink, for even a mere glass of water to run down your throat cooling the scratchy ache with refreshment. Perhaps you have […]

Calming Joy for the Anxious Mom

On Monday, June 4th, I sent this message to a dear friend of mine, “It’s much easier to say God loves our kids & has great plans for them when you hold them as little ones.  It is much harder to take your hands off and let them go walk in their journey.” On the […]