Why You Need To Let Go And Be Thankful

Why You Need To Let Go And Be Thankful

There are times God’s goodness is simple. And real. And overwhelming.  This morning I woke up in my bed at a place called home. A place I take for granted.  “Thank God if your kids are in your beds each night” I told the women I spoke to this weekend...
The Legacy of Being Real

The Legacy of Being Real

There’s a story called The Velveteen Rabbit.  It’s about a stuffed animal that was drug around by a Boy during the magical moments of childhood, through sickness and fear.   What is Real? the Velveteen Rabbit asked the old, wise Horse in the nursery. Being...
5 Lessons When Faith Becomes Real

5 Lessons When Faith Becomes Real

Big changes are happening at the Yoder home. Another graduate is on our doorstep. Our firstborn is leaving as a full time missionary in August. And I’m leaving my secure, paid job as a school counselor to devote more time to writing, speaking, advocating, and...
5 Principles for Family Blessings

5 Principles for Family Blessings

I used to cringe at the word “Blessing.” It brought memories of Jim Bakker at PTL telling me, a young Christian, that God wanted to bless me and give me a life as glamorous as his PTL compound. Which later was busted and closed down for embezzlement. He...