intentionally connecting with your people

The One Thing Missing from Online Relationships

“I’m lonely.” Those words spilled from her mouth almost as a whispered confession. The pregnant pause on the line told me she questioned the validity of those words as soon as they left her mouth. We live in an age of hyper-connectivity, where any one of us is a mere click away from a “like,” “tweet,” or “favorite,” but there’s …

Walking Each Other Home

Walking Each Other Home

Over the next few weeks, I’ve invited some of my dear blogging friends to share words of encouragement here on the blog while I rock my newborn baby and get some much-needed rest. Today, I’m thrilled to invite Kaitlyn Bouchillon on my virtual back porch to eat some blueberry scones and chat about the beauty of community.  A handful of weeks …

How to Attract Kindred Souls Who Love Jesus

As water reflects the face, so one’s life reflects the heart. Proverbs 27:19 Have you ever met someone and felt an instant connection with her, like you were long lost sisters? Anne of Green Gables called this kindred spirits. It’s hard to explain, and perhaps even humorous when considering how different you are in other ways. This happened with me …

a friend loves at all times

Why You Need Mighty Women In Your Life

David was a great man. That little shepherd boy who beat the giant with just a sling? The one who went on to defeat the Philistines and who reclaimed Israel from the dumps of the time of Judges? That David who restored order to Israel and made plans for the beautiful temple. He valiantly roused the troops and killed tens …

A Letter to My Grieving Friend this Mother’s Day

Dear friend, I see you. You blink away tears as you pass the Mother’s Day cards in the supermarket, the pain of your youthful choices still haunting you decades later. You stay home from church this day, not bearing the shame of being left seated when well-meaning pastors call to a standing ovation those whose ranks you’ve never joined. You tickle children and affectionately wear the term …