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Writing My Father’s Day Card Without A Daddy

By On June 16, 2011

It still feels surreal to buy a Father’s Day card.  Considering I never bought one before I became a mom and you, a dad. I was the same age as TJ when… Read More


Little Girls and Grown Up Women: How To Celebrate Grieving & Joy On Mother’s Day

By On May 5, 2011

How can we find joy through motherhood, as we try to make sense of the journey ourselves? As a mom of two preschooler boys, I’m sandwiched in between my experience of motherhood… Read More


When It’s Hard To Change: Breakfast With Jesus

By On April 23, 2011

“‘You would not have called to me unless I had been calling to you,”said the Lion.” –The Silver Chair, C.S. Lewis One of the biggest treats I’ve come to enjoy is a… Read More


Why You Make My Christmas Special

By On December 25, 2010

Christmas is here. I’m writing a special Christmas card… To Someone Special who’s made my Christmas, I was browsing paintings in a local art gallery when I struck up a conversation with… Read More


Shocking Beauty on Christmas Eve

By On December 24, 2010

“Why did Jesus have to be born a baby?” My five year old TJ slouches across his Toy Story bedsheets, as he casually fires a zinger. The kid can’t sit still anytime… Read More

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Fields of Faith: The Call To Leave, Go & See

By On December 23, 2010

It’s the day before Christmas Eve. But, it’s just another day on the job for the shepherds watching flocks by night. They have no idea what’s waiting for them on the other… Read More


God-sized Dreams: A Christmas Gift for Your Heart (Guest Post by Holley Gerth)

By On December 22, 2010

*Special Guest Post Today* by author and speaker Holley Gerth*  Holley and I write alongside each other for DaySpring's (In)Courage site (Holley is Co-Founder & Sr. Editor).  I'm especially blessed by her… Read More


When You’re Not Ready For Christmas

By On December 17, 2010

I wasn’t ready for Christmas. You wouldn’t have guessed it, judging from the two bulging suitcases I dragged up to the ticket counter. I was flying up Northwest to spend my first… Read More


The Greatest Christmas Dilemma (A Special Advent Giveaway)

By On December 16, 2010

We have a double-feature today on the blog: a Faith Barista Jam & a special Advent Giveaway! At the end of today's post, click the blue button to submit your Unwrapping Jesus… Read More


Unmarketing Joy & Unmasking Ourselves

By On December 7, 2010

“We don’t have to check our pain at the door of Christmas. We can bring it to the One who knows that the manger leads to the cross.'”~ Holley Gerth A few… Read More


The Dangers of Complicating Christmas

By On December 2, 2010

“Too often, the Christmas story only impinges on the periphery of our lives.”  ~ Ian Strachan, Today In a Manger With so much Christmas to celebrate, the danger isn’t about cheer. It’s… Read More


Take The Faith Barista Challenge: Unwrapping Jesus — A Celebration of Simplicity

By On December 1, 2010

No matter how traditional, sentimental or ordinary this Christmas may turn out to be, one thing’s for sure.  Jesus stands apart from the tinsel to bring you a new message this year. … Read More