When Morning by Morning announced that Spiritual Heroes was their next writing prompt, I knew exactly who I wanted to write about: my friends who are caregivers for a loved one with special needs. Somedays I don’t think God has enough grace available to get me through the day, but these friends of mine are … Continue reading Ordinary Miracles
I’ve been competitive as long as I can remember. I just honestly thought everyone around me was always competing with me. I assumed everyone was side-eyeing me, trying to get the edge. In first grade I was one of a handful of kids who started writing our names on every upcoming page in our workbook … Continue reading I like to win
This is a piece four years in the making. Actually, it’s been even longer than that. I’ve always loved reading. It’s why I became an English teacher. Although I could always explain why reading was important as a practical skill, I really wanted to be able to explain why reading was MORE than just a … Continue reading You are smarter than any computer
I wasn’t even pregnant when I heard the advice that has most shaped my parenting philosophy: Make sure your family tells a better story. This stirred my heart and laid the foundation for my approach to parenting. I wasn’t likely to win my (future) children’s hearts by pressure and appeals to duty. Instead, I wanted … Continue reading Telling our Kids a Better Story
I need a way to measure my “goodness” as a mom that helps me gauge how I am doing on a day-to-day basis but doesn’t burden me with pressure I can’t handle. Continue reading Am I a good mom?
One of the great joys of writing for Servants of Grace has been getting to read and review advanced reader copies of books. I’m a naturally fast reader with an almost bottomless appetite for new books & ideas, I process books quickly and have been reviewing every book I read for years. This practice has … Continue reading Discovering my Gift
I have a confession: I was an English teacher for seven years and I still don’t know how to diagram a sentence. There, I admitted it to the internet. I have a comfortable grasp on grammar thanks to my education, but diagramming sentences was already pretty out of style by the time I went through … Continue reading Week in Review: Devotional Pieces on 2 Peter