How a Boy Loves

With a plastic snake, That’s how a boy loves. He wraps it around the milk jug In the refrigerator Or puts it under your pillow So you’ll find it in your Most… Continue reading right here

The Heartache Behind the Hashtag

Today’s post can also be found here at Refuge Coffee Co… I know I should only give a teaser with a link below, but I’ve decided to make it easy to read,… Continue reading right here

If You’re Married and (Sometimes) Lonely

There’s this one thing I still expect my husband to fix. Years ago, as the practical outcome of an epic fight, I wrote my husband a not-so-epic poem. In it, I released… Continue reading right here

All the Glory We Do Not See

Talk about humbling. I have been absent from the blogosphere for almost a month, and this is what I have to say when I return? Basically, this post is about finding God’s… Continue reading right here

How to Be a Fearbuster Mom

Callie’s instagram picture above says just about everything I want to say to young moms today: Put your game face on, but admit that you are terrified. Vulnerability and valor are not… Continue reading right here

The Number One Best Outcome When Your Kids Go Crazy (Or Life is Hard)

If you had told me back when he was thirteen years old that we would wait over a decade for our prodigal, our firstborn son, to make his way back home to… Continue reading right here

How Many Values Can One Marriage Hold?

One morning not too long ago, in a natural response these words at the end of Psalm 13—I will sing to the Lord, because he has dealt bountifully with me—I grabbed my… Continue reading right here

The Cure for Social Media Shame

Confession: I adore instagram. I just love those tiny, forgiving pictures with their enigmatic captions, the ones you can’t expand to see better, the snapshots of all things adventurous, banal, comedic, ultra… Continue reading right here

A Factory for Dreams

I love ideas. People come to me with theirs all the time, and I get a real kick out of hearing them. Several good ideas of my own knock around in my… Continue reading right here

Husbands: Preach the Gospel to Your Wives

There was this time, about a year into our marriage, when I stood with my hands on my hips in the narrow galley kitchen of our apartment and told Bill: “I don’t… Continue reading right here

Mama Bear: 10 Reasons Why Maternal Ursinity is Almost Never a Good Idea

Because I got the flu this week, you get leftovers. The following post is the most viewed on this blog, so chances are you’ve already read it. But in case you haven’t… Continue reading right here

This is it

Here’s a little update on life in Clarkston, Georgia, on the small efforts we’re making with others to bless our little city, and the miracles (in the form of people) God uses here and there… Continue reading right here

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