I've been asking God the same question for almost a dozen years. Am I ever going to have a baby? Every time I ask, I'm hoping He'll change His answer. I'm not necessarily demanding a "yes", I'm just hoping for a definitive response. Yes or no is fine. Anything except the "wait and see" that I've been carrying all this time. Isn't this the hardest answer from the Lord? Wait. Just … [Read more...] about How to Survive when God says, “Wait.”
I guess we could blame it on the radishes. After all, I was out in the garden weeding them when the thought hit me. I could go for a walk. I understand if that sounds a bit elementary to you, but let's look at the full picture: for almost a year I was basically a prisoner in my own home. Yes, that's an extreme way of putting it, but if you talk to anyone who has dealt with exorbitant … [Read more...] about Your Story Isn’t Over Yet
Fifteen years ago I became an aunt for the first time. There aren't even words for how excited I was when I arrived home from college for Christmas break and swept that tiny month-old bundle of nephew into my arms. I basically only let him go long enough for his mama to nurse him, and then commandeered him the rest of the time. For the entire two weeks I was home. And no, I'm pretty sure … [Read more...] about When You’re 99.8% Okay.
This past September my first novel, Emma and the Reasons, released. It’s girly and funny (and maybe a bit silly) and hopefully encouraging in some unexpected ways. And besides all that—do you see this fun collection of gifts in the photo? They are all connected to Emma and her roommates in some way, and I am giving away this whole gift set to someone! (This giveaway has now ended.) I’ve had … [Read more...] about 5 Fun Facts about “Emma and the Reasons”
Have you ever read a book and thought, “I’m pretty sure if I knew this writer in person we’d be close friends?” Yeah, that’s how I felt when I first picked up the book, Upside Down by Shannon Guerra. Her writing was so real, so honest, so hilariously funny…I knew if we ever met the only thing that could stand between us being the best of friends might be her obsession with cats vs. my … [Read more...] about Oh My Soul
I’ve been thinking lately about names. If you’ve read my book, Counting Grains of Sand, you know my husband and I had a girl’s name picked out almost from the day we married. Lizzie. But then we couldn’t have children. When we received the phone call about our daughter, when they told us her name was Elizabeth, it was this whisper from God: You thought loving the name … [Read more...] about The Most Important Thing to Remember About Your Name