Birth and the Bravest Version of Myself (Podcast #54)

God has used birth like nothing else in my life to get my attention, to draw me close to Him, to help me surrender deeply to the life that I know He has called me to, despite my own fears and feelings of overwhelm and inadequacy. In this episode, 4 weeks away from my 9th…

Cast Your Cares (Podcast #53)

Today’s episode is for anyone who wakes up in the middle of the night with questions that don’t have answers. If you are struggling with fears of what might happen, or wrestling with thoughts of if only things had happened differently, pull up a chair and let’s talk about finding God in this moment, the…

Holding On and Letting Go (Podcast #51)

I find that one of the greatest lessons that motherhood is teaching me is how to hold onto the things that I desperately love while also learning, little by little, to let these things go. In this episode, I share what this looks like for me in this season of eight children, ages 2-15, with…

Umbrellas Journal Now Available!

I have been wanting to design journals for many years. One of the blessings of learning to self-publish my book is that I also learned how to make journals. Today I am releasing my second in The Sacred Everyday Journal Series, and it is titled Umbrellas. The drawing on the cover is from one of…

Book Release Day!

Today my book is available for purchase on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Bookshop, and anywhere else you like to buy books. Shoot, you can even add it to your Walmart grocery delivery order if you want to. I am so happy that this day has finally come. Thanks so much for being a part of…

Sometimes Hopes Come Back to Life

A year ago, after a great disappointment of the soul, I wrote these words: Sometimes small hopes die. And there is a grief that comes to us that cannot be measured by reason. A future that has lived in the illuminated imagination of the mind is set backward in time and exists only in shadowy…

Cover Reveal for my Book!

Dear Friends, It is really happening! This week, I got my first proofs in the mail for my new book, The Sacred Everyday, A Search for the Exquisite Beauty of an Ordinary Life. I am so happy with the way it has turned out. My book is real! And I am an author!!! Please stay…

My Ramble from a Cozy Cottage in the Woods (Podcast #46)

I have missed making podcasts this last month! It has been a really busy time for me because I’ve given myself a deadline to complete something that I’ve been dreaming about for over a decade. Listen to today’s podcast, recorded at a quiet cozy cottage in the woods, where I have been working away, getting…

Marriage and the Creative Life (Podcast #43)

What does it look like to be married to a creative soul? Today, I am sharing a little bit of our story and what our life has been like these 20 years, trying to learn how to find peace in marriage while also responding to the deep call of the creative life. Show Notes: Why…

Taking the Help That Comes (Podcast #42)

There are seasons of my life where I become acutely aware that I am in way over my head. When I want to hand my life over to someone who is more qualified to run it for me because I literally do not know what I’ve gotten myself into. I find that as overwhelming as…

The Paper Doll Club Returns

Dear friends, If you remember the Paper Doll Club (which Rosie, Paloma, and I started seven years ago), I hope you will be happy that we are going to continue it! This is just a fun collection of drawings we have done that can be printed, colored, cut-out and loved. On today’s post in my…