Why I Don’t Hate Christmas Anymore

Why I Don’t Hate Christmas Anymore

A few years ago the Ricki Lake Show called me. I thought I made it big as a blogger but turns out I didn’t hate Christmas enough to make it big. They were doing a show on hating Christmas and my blog caught their eye. I reposted the Why I Hate Christmas blog...
14 Lessons from 14 Days in India

14 Lessons from 14 Days in India

Though I travel a lot as a speaker, have been on mission trips, have a daughter living in Mexico, and have traveled to my family’s village in Sicily, I was anxious traveling half-way around the world to Chiluvuru, India. Lots of travel time allowed me to reflect...
5 Principles for Busy Seasons

5 Principles for Busy Seasons

A balanced life is not free of busyness. When you’re a young mom, you think the season when kids are older will be less busy. Then, you’re chasing your kids around like CRAZY, wishing for the days they can drive. Then they’re driving, graduating, and...
When You’ll Be Fine is the Wrong Answer

When You’ll Be Fine is the Wrong Answer

I’m afraid, she said. I’m anxious something will go wrong. Will you pray with me? Though I knew Moriah’s fears were unlikely to be realized, I hesitated to persuade her otherwise. What she needed in the moment wasn’t a “you’ll be...
5 Truths When Life is Hard

5 Truths When Life is Hard

“And the Lord gave the people favor in sight of the Egyptians.” Exodus 11:3 Have you ever wondered why God allows hardship? You obey God in a situation or relationship, yet things get worse. You surrender your life or relationship to Him, yet things get...