Summit VIII

Since 2006 I have been a supporter of Hope for Orphans the organization that birthed the Orphan Care Summit.  Summit VIII is going on right now at Saddleback!  I have participated in several of these events including the last one held at Saddleback and each has been an amazing gathering on behalf of the least of these. Visit the Summit website and become part of what God is doing through people for the orphan! … [Read more...]

Can Moms Wear Boy Pants?

I hope the answer to that title is yes...because I am! What's a mom to do when it seems women's clothing is getting stranger and skimpier? Well, when she has a teen son she raids his "out grown clothes" box and finds herself a few new clothes! Heck yes! I have a couple pair of jeans, new shorts and due to the low waistedness of them my muffin top (lament) seems relatively well camoflauged. No, I won't wear these clothes out in public … [Read more...]

A Writer’s Anguish

It’s on the tip of my thoughts Yet so illusive Restless wanderings In search of the starting gate   The battle ... my prideful thoughts or His words of enlightenment Leaves me paralyzed Staring at the white abyss   What letters to form How to begin the structure Of spirit breathed prose Tantalizing torment   Avoidance must cease Beat back uncertainty Do not linger Simply … [Read more...]

Day of Prayer

Twice a year Cru (formally known as Campus Crusade for Christ) has a Day of Prayer in which all of the people involved with all of their different ministry outreaches cease striving and spend the day before the Lord in prayer. What an amazing spiritual discipline for each of us to practice - extended, focused time in prayer. We met together at a state park and had a time of aloneness in God's creation going before the Lord in prayer and we … [Read more...]

Blessed To Guest

Hey Friends! You know how some people just "shine" when you meet them?  Several years ago I met Tim Kimmel and his wonderful wife Darcy - shine and sparkle for sure! Tim's books are some of my favorite parenting books!  I have also been blessed by the wisdom and grace of Darcy through her on-line articles. I did a happy dance when I was asked a year or so ago to be a guest blogger for their site for parents. I am so very blessed to be a … [Read more...]

Cruisin N Smoosin!

OK - so maybe that is not even a word up there! But hey...I was very blessed last week to spend five days on the Love Like You Mean It Cruise meeting and greeting people and being all around tropical and active! I committed to totally ignore all social media while spending time with my husband and ministering to other couples...and it was awesome! Hubby and I had the pleasure of emcee'ing the nightly entertainment on the big stage and that … [Read more...]

You Don’t Matter Lie

Safely tucked away in my familiar surroundings of home I thrive, as God and I stroll along peacefully together. Comfortable, quiet, easily heard. When my home is filled with family, friends and laughter, that too is a reflection of God's love for me, therefore I am at ease. It's when I leave the sanctuary of my home that the doubts always come, the pressing in on my formerly perceived clear calling from the Lord. It is as if all the blooming … [Read more...]

Multi-Generational Mom Gathering

Last week I was scurrying around trying to wrangle a large group and keep them engaged and entertained...it was hard work, but well worth it when I saw how much fun they were having and how well they were connecting. Nope, it was not a group of kids...it was a group of moms! Amazingly, even though MomLife Today was founded in 2008 this was the first time we had all gathered together to meet and dream about our individual ministries and the … [Read more...]

Interviewing A Model

I really enjoy interviewing people for MomLife Today because being able to share what others are doing to glorify God, that in process speaks into the lives of moms, makes me silly happy! Confession time...knowing that I was interviewing an International model made me feel silly awkward...like my former awkward pre-teen self. No pressure there...sitting on camera opposite a woman who has been on magazine covers. Gee thanks. I chose, yes … [Read more...]

Rest, Relaxation and Roaring To Go

Ahhhh...my time away from social media was glorious. Which may seem just wrong from someone entrenched in social media. But it's not. It is honesty from one who is determined not to be ruled by it or dependent upon it for my self worth. There are a few changes on the horizon and some amazing relationships God is growing. I am delightedly grateful for whatever 2012 holds and looking to the One who guides my steps for EVERY baby step … [Read more...]