Gospel AND Guide

Before we move on to the next grace of Bible study, let me ask you to think just a bit more about whether or not your study of God’s Word and your obedience to it is rooted in grace. Let’s ponder these words from Tullian Tchividjian […]

By |October 5th, 2014|Categories: Bible Study, Chasing Grace, Write 31 Days|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Gospel AND Guide

Psalm 119 and the Gospel

Are you familiar with Psalm 119?  Containing 176 verses in all, it is the longest chapter in the Bible. Nearly every verse in it mentions the word of God, and some are the most widely recognized and commonly memorized in all of Scripture. Many of […]

By |October 4th, 2014|Categories: Bible Study, Chasing Grace, Write 31 Days|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Psalm 119 and the Gospel

Three Things to Consider Before Filling Up Your Calendar

Do any of you other moms find yourselves “nesting” for the start of a new school year? This is the second year I’ve noticed that a certain panic strikes shortly before the kids return to school and suddenly I’m obsessed with being organized, prepared, and […]

By |August 16th, 2014|Categories: Bible Study, Chasing Grace, Community, Ministry|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Three Things to Consider Before Filling Up Your Calendar

When Mothering Threatens to Crush You

Though it pushes me to a breaking point every year, there’s no way the chaotic end-of-school-year-stress makes me forget what follows in the summertime when everyone is home together, all day every day. We all must adjust to being back together again, and in the Estes […]

By |June 26th, 2014|Categories: Chasing Grace, Parenting|Tags: , , |Comments Off on When Mothering Threatens to Crush You

Cultivating a Heart for the Orphan

“Don’t foster-adopt to get your designer child.”
I heard leading adoption/attachment expert Karyn Purvis offered this warning to prospective adoptive families to challenge the different motivations we might have in pursuing adoption. I think what she was getting at is this : Do you think […]

By |May 8th, 2014|Categories: Foster Care + Adoption|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Cultivating a Heart for the Orphan

8 Gospel Glimpses in the Call of Gideon

The story of Gideon fleshes out the gospel like no other. Granted, all of the stories in the Bible point us to Jesus in some way, but Gideon’s is so remarkable that the writer of Hebrews mentions him as an example of faith so […]

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Grace For Tired, Busy Moms – And A Book That Helped Me Rediscover It

About four weeks ago, I was in a discouraging place as a mom. All I saw in myself were my failures to shepherd my kids well, and my heart was steeped in guilt over the times I’d recently lost my patience or kindness with […]

By |April 4th, 2014|Categories: Parenting|Tags: , , , |2 Comments

Staying On Mission When Discouragement Calls

Today we’ve arrived at the final question of the Stepping Into God’s Game Plan series, wrapping everything up with this thought:
What keeps you in God’s Game Plan…on mission, loving Him, loving others?

The simplest answer, for me, is God’s grace, but its forms are varied.
A […]

By |February 5th, 2014|Categories: Chasing Grace, Ministry|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Staying On Mission When Discouragement Calls

Resolutions and Grace

Twelve days into January, I realize, is a little late to be talking about New Years resolutions. It’s a topic on my mind, however, so regardless of how delayed, typical, or even annoying blogging about it is, I’m doing it anyway!

Things are different this […]

By |January 13th, 2014|Categories: Chasing Grace|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Resolutions and Grace

The simplicity of grace

A new blogging season has begun, and I’m writing from a bit of a different place these days. I know that the entirety of my life has been wrapped up in the beautiful grace of God, but my understanding of that grace has changed […]

By |October 2nd, 2013|Categories: Chasing Grace|Tags: , , |3 Comments