It feels like it has been months since I’ve had time to sit down and write. The past few weeks have been full to the brim with boxes, packing tape, anticipation, and then unpacking the mountain of stuff that piled, haphazardly, in my garage awaiting rediscovery. I was tempted to haul it all off, to … More Home at Arundelle Green
A few months ago I read Andrew Peterson’s book, Adorning the Dark. In this incredible work, Andrew describes the labor and intentionality of creativity and community. He describes his family’s decision to leave the city and move out to the country, putting down deep roots. He encourages the reader to be purposeful in settling down … More Give your house a name.
Am I a vessel through which His love flows freely, or a dam that selfishly holds things in check out of fear or distrust that there will be enough to go around…enough of me, enough of Him, enough of whatever it is I hold selfishly against my chest and refuse to let go?Am I wild with distrust, desperately grasping for control and fearful of what tomorrow holds? Or am I at peace in the core of my soul, knowing that tomorrow is in His hands and that, live or die, I will ultimately live? … More A Simple Prayer
We have to start somewhere. … More For Profit
It doesn’t matter how much of a helicopter parent you are. If the outside world has access to your child, then your child is at risk. Period. … More What is Your Child Worth?
If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. … More Huntsville, AL
When my kids were little, we made frequent drives from Tennessee to Texas and I was on alert more for their safety than for the desire to look for signs of trafficking in the people around me. That has changed in recent years. As I have learned more about trafficking than I ever wanted to … More On the Road…
Today I am highlighting an article from Ohio. I will let you read it for yourself but one thing we need to understand is the huge risk runaways face for being trafficked. Too often, they go to someone they think they can trust to help them, only to be disappointed once again. This story involves … More Runaways at Risk
40 days-Day 3 I travel across the country with my kids every year to visit our Texas family. We stop at rest stops, truck stops, gas stations and restaurants along the way (hellooooo Cracker Barrel and Chick-fil-a!). When I learned about the very real epidemic of sex trafficking here in the United States I couldn’t … More Sex Trafficking: Would you know it if you saw it?
Today is Fat Tuesday and it’s living up to it’s name. I am looking at my mid-life life and just sick. Sick over the ease and privilege in which I walk on a daily basis. Sick over the reality of suffering, slavery, and abuse that makes Fat Tuesday a far-off concept for millions of people. … More 40 Days