About 15 years ago I earned a suffix. A comma rests between my last name and the letters “APR” in my professional signature. APR stands for “Accredited in Public Relations.” […]

Be still, even on a Tuesday. Amber Haines.

Two Fridays ago, I entered the old City of Jerusalem as the sun set and Sabbath began. Our kind host greeted us at the gate and led us winding uphill between stone walls like […]


The sidewalk around the fancy hotel bends and curves like a ribbon, and I cover every inch of it in search of something. This hotel offers a picturesque view, and I like to take […]

You are exactly where you need to be. Sarah Markley //

It’s happened to all of us. FOMO. We are nine years old and we know all of our friends are at an after school roller skating party that we are […]

Joy is a function of how you thank - Ann Voskamp -

When Thursday gets caught in your teeth like a piece of spinach, the crazy thing is you could dare to laugh — it gets things unstuck. You know how it […]

When I'm closest to my Father, I'm calmer and confident of my purpose as His daughter. - Angela Nazworth //

Like many seven-year-olds, my son struggles with controlling his impulses. He acts impetuously first and examines his behavior later. If he deems the stunt a success, as he did “stair surfing” […]

"That is the mystery of grace: it never comes too late." //

Hard to Love

Feb 19, 2015 by

My husband and I both really like a song from a couple years ago called “Hard to Love.” He likes it because he freely admits that many of the lyrics […]

"Loneliness isn't fixed by surrounding yourself with more people." Lysa TerKeurst //

I remember the hardest day of the week for me when I was single was Sunday. Specifically Sunday right after church. Many of my other single friends would have plans […]