Monthly Archives: November 2016

A Gift of Gratitude

This week, Wendy and I traveled to New York with our friends Ron and Beth Hall for some press conferences to raise awareness about homelessness. I was eager for the trip with some of my favorite people dedicated to one of my favorite causes, but I had no idea how God would open my own […]

Angel Armies

Psalm 91:11 For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways .  Proverbs 18:24 One who has unreliable friends soon comes to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother. I wish I could properly express the joy and gratitude I experience when I receive a […]

There Is Still Love

1 Corinthians 13:13 And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love. Three of my four kids played tennis for years (admittedly with varying degrees of skill level), and I spent countless hours watching their matches, their forehands, backhands and serves. I don’t know how familiar you are […]


Isaiah 53:5 But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed. Do you have a scar somewhere on your body marking a specific moment? As I was staring in the mirror (in my 50-something birthday […]

All Wrapped Up

The leaves in Charlotte are finally starting to change into vibrant shades of yellow, red and orange. And while our temperatures are still warm, the calendar is telling me it’s November, ushering in Thanksgiving and Christmas quickly on its heels. Last Christmas ended up being more than a little nutty (read last year’s holiday recap […]


Today, my oldest daughter Blakely turns 22. It’s hard to believe that I’m the mother of a 22 year-old, and even wilder to think that she and I have been on this journey together for more than two decades. As any mother knows, parenthood is covered in doubt, anxiety, fear and questioning. Especially with your […]