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…

Certain Faith in Uncertain Times (Podcast #52)

What does it look like to have faith even when the answers are unclear, when there are problems that don’t resolve, when you don’t know how you are going to make it through? In this episode, I am talking about living with certain faith, even in the midst of uncertain times. I hope it is…

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…

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…

Life in a Big Family (Podcast #45)

“How do you do it?” I have been asked this question so. many. times. When people learn that we have eight children ages 1-15, I think they are genuinely curious what our life looks like. Today I am sharing a bit about life as a mother of a large family, as well as some thoughts…

Moving into a Year with No Fear and No Regrets (Podcast #44)

On the last day of the year, I reflect on 2022, thinking about how this year has been different, what I have learned and some of the milestones of this year. I share some of our own family rhythms that we’ve established this year that have been making home in a family with eight children…

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…

Homeschool and Creative Family Culture (Podcast #41)

I don’t want my children to be simply entertained through life. I want them to show up for the purposes for which God has created them. I want them to do the things that only they can do. I want them to have the living conversations that can only come from their hearts and mouths….