Hollywood Sexist ‘Moms’ Night Out’ Fail!

It is no secret that I am a big fan of the movie Moms' Night Out.  I am a fan mainly because the movie depicts the reality of what it is like to be a mom who is intentionally engaged in motherhood.  I am also a fan of Moms' Night Out because a group of moms rally around a single mom to support and encourage her. Moms' Night Out resonates with moms—they are telling me that by the hundreds, and I am seeing proof of that all over social media! … [Read more...]

I Don’t Want To Go To Church

It was pouring down rain and I did not want to go to church. I mean hey, we can watch church online now. Why in the world would we slosh through rain and distant parking lots, arrive cold, wet and soggy to hear a sermon we could hear cuddled on the couch while sipping something warm? The worship center was sparse, and I internally snickered and thought, I was not the only one with the whole “warm snuggled up on the couch” idea this morning. I … [Read more...]

Meeting the Stars at the ‘Moms’ Night Out’ Premiere

Robert Amaya has been a joy every time I have hung out with him, and this time I got to meet his beautiful and gracious wife! Robert always encourages me! He is warm, kind and others focused—you just want him to be your friend! Patricia Heaton was radiant and soft, bright-eyed, and had a lively engaging confidence and—daggum—she is gorgeous! I thanked her for making the movie and expressed the importance of it for moms, and she received my … [Read more...]

Jesus Found At Arkansas Funeral

As I walked into the church auditorium this morning, my heart was instantly seized with a wave of grief at the sight of three caskets. I wasn’t prepared for that, and though my head knew, seeing tangible evidence of the great loss began the next hours of weighty grief. A father’s casket nestled between two of his precious young daughters' caskets is a sight that moves quickly from your eyes to settle deep into your heart. Each casket had a … [Read more...]

Arkansas Hope and Rubble

My heart was pounding as I quickly laced up my shoes, shouting to my son that there was a tornado heading our way. My husband grabbed dirt bike helmets for our protection while my son stripped his bed and placed the mattress in the hallway. Out our west window, we could see a black sky and debris in the air. The voices on the television reported, “Tornado on the ground at 300 near Pinnacle Mountain.” That’s us. We would learn later that … [Read more...]

Arkansas Mourning and Hollywood Celebration

I am sitting on an airplane headed to L.A. to attend an event that is directly tied to my passion to speak into the lives of moms—a time of celebration. Oddly, my heart does not want to keep this commitment made months ago. Celebration seems frivolous at this moment. My heart wants to retreat back to Arkansas, the state I called home for eight years, because there is mourning there. Why would I choose mourning over celebration? [Tweet … [Read more...]

#MomsTakeHollywood

Don’t you figure deep down inside Hollywood types just want to be treated like everyone else? I suppose most are just regular peeps placed in extraordinary circumstances and those around them lift them up to positions they don’t necessarily want to be lofted to! At least those who stay grounded no doubt feel that way. That was very true when I observed the cast of Moms’ Night Out this past summer during filming. What I saw were humble, hard … [Read more...]

I’m back!!!

And I am grateful for every amazing moment I have spent with the Lord and my family since January!  Obedience is a wonderful thing, I stepped away because God indicated I should and though I was not sure for how long when I did step away, I am sure that now is the time to start sharing life again! We have some MAJOR changes going on in our personal lives and in my mom ministry life as well.  My youngest is graduating from High School in May, … [Read more...]

Social Media Conundrum

For eight years my immersion in social media has been blessed by relationships made, encouragement shared and received, as well knowledge gained. I am grateful for every conversation, tear, grin and giggle I have shared with others. However, there is a constant “tyranny of the urgent” that comes with social media immersion that has become a heavy burden. Dogged engagement in daily on-line conversation can be its greatest reward, but for me, … [Read more...]

Meet Stephen Kendrick – Sharing About Adoption

      Enthusiasm, encouragement and oozing Jesus' love, that is how I would describe Stephen Kendrick! Check out my recent video interview with him where he shares how he and his wife Jill made the decision to adopt and how God was with them every step of the way. Amazing story - amazing family. Soon I will share another video interview where we hear from Alex and an exciting new movie project he is a part of ... … [Read more...]