I think any woman can be a mother. It does not matter if you’ve birthed a child or adopted a child. That’s not what it takes to be a mother. It only takes a little bit of age, a tiny bit of wisdom and a wide open heart to be a mother. While I love this beautiful line by Emily… Read More
Mother’s Day is just around the corner and I’ve collected a few gift ideas for you. Lovely gifts likely to make mom happy and some designed to help other people as well. Esperos Bags I discovered Esperos through Emily, who is one of my daughter’s roommates at UT. Emily is intelligent ~ she is an accounting major. Emily is arty… Read More
A couple days ago, I spoke to the staff women (and staff wives) of Gateway, a sister church here in Austin. While I spoke, I made homemade bread. There are only a few ingredients: yeast, sugar, water, flour, salt. And only a few steps to bread making: mixing, kneading and resting. Rest is essential to the rise. Without rest, the… Read More
As an introvert who loves quiet time alone, I shy away from throwing big parties. As a writer who works at home, my house is always a cozy mess. And as a girl who continually fails to get high marks for hospitality on spiritual gift surveys, you’d think I never have people over to my house. But nothing could be… Read More
It was just a regular Tuesday. Will drank coffee on the front porch. But I smiled real big and told him it was better to wait inside. So our family, along with Mimi and Papa, sat inside and waited and waited. Finally, two little love birds rang the doorbell. We threw open the doors and I grabbed my girl. For… Read More
Three things to remember today … You are in the middle of a beautiful and redemptive story. Friend … you are still in the middle of your story. God is not finished yet. The end will be redemptive. Because He is a good Father. That’s the Good News.