Can I trouble you for a prayer?

Honestly, I am floored by how quickly the days are moving. I have so much to tell you, and little time - but I would bet you are also trying to figure out summer with kids, driving people around, dealing with your garden, and trying to keep first things first. I love this, with regard to Continue Reading

Psst… are you destroying yourself?

Dare 5 Are You Destroying Yourself? Shoulders hunched over, face in a scowl, the thoughts come… “I can’t.” “I’m so lousy at this…” “I wish I’d never started…” “I want to quit.” Or maybe, like the woman in the story in Matthew 9:21, she perseveres, knowing – no, believing – for Continue Reading

Can I trouble you to please pray?

get ready daughters coming

Friends, I humbly come to you today asking for prayer. My computer is toast and my new one arrives in a few weeks - in the mean time, I am using my son's Chromebook - it's covered with graffiti art - and it has no storage. At least I have internet. What this means is that the next step in Continue Reading

Where to Start When You’re Wounded…

Dare 4 Are You…You? I realize that’s a crazy sounding title. “Are you… you?” As in, am I harboring multiple personalities? Am I someone else? Huh? No… not what I mean. (and heads up - you may want to break this one into a few days! :) ) Here’s the thing: all of us are wounded; all of us Continue Reading

Who do you think you are?

Being self-aware results in respect for

Dare 3 Who Do You Think You Are? While you’ve been reading and responding in this dare, you’ve had hundreds of little thoughts running through your head. Some have been about yourself, some are about me, about guys, girls, your parents, your friends, what’s due at work or school tomorrow… the list Continue Reading

New Dare Journey Dare #2: Identity

When I wrap up my identity in how God(4)

How do we have such a healthy identity in Christ that we're able to respect ourselves? And teach our daughters to do the same? One of the things we’re going to talk a lot about in this journey (where we started here) is our relationship with ourselves. I know that sounds a little weird, Continue Reading

New Dare Journey – Got Expectations?


As promised, today we begin our new dare journey - it's for any woman, married or not, of any age. You can find the back story here. Invite friends. I can't wait to get started! :) I'm looking at this as "Respect 101 - Respecting God, Ourselves, and Others" Dare 1 Got Expectations? A gangly Continue Reading

Ever fail your kid?


Tears rolled down my cheeks as I realized the truth. I said to her, "You are the woman I love most on this planet, how can I not help you?" I'd spent 30 minutes trying to put into words exactly what our ministry DOES. Women all over the country have been launching Daughters of Sarah classes, and Continue Reading

The Parenting Risk You Want to Take

3 Reasons We're Lousy At Loving God &(2)

I sat next to him while he drove. Wise teen-man-boy-something-awesome guy that emerges daily anew. Discussing priorities with him. You know, the ones where you try hard to create life balance out of the bazillion things you want/have/need to do? And I took a risk. Might seem small here, Continue Reading

You Won’t Believe What God Did This Morning…

Dare you to stop building walls in your

Last night, I went to the drive way and proceeded to pull my lemon tree back into the house. I forgot about the lip on the garage floor. So I had a whole conversation with myself (ever do that? :) ) I thought, "I've done this before, I can probably lift it... but my hands still hurt, so maybe Continue Reading