The Stuff of Life



I’ve written for a wide variety of publications including Today’s Christian Woman, Guideposts, Chicken Soup for the Soul, The Upper Room, Scary Mommy, Fulfill Magazine, Thriving Family, The Secret Place and Christian Devotions.

Below you will find links to some of my articles.

CT Women (formerly Today’s Christian Woman) – March 2017Breast Cancer Marred My Picture-Perfect Marriage

Today’s Christian Woman – June 5, 2013 – Lectio Divina: God’s Word for Us, September 2013 – Haute Couture in Haiti, March 2014When Your Child Doesn’t Like Church, June 2014–  5 Things I Want My Kids to Know About Sex, August 2014 – Christian Kids in Public School, November 2014 – Backing His Wild Side, April 2015Confessions of a Former Teetotaler, May 2015Raising Strong, Christian Boys, February 2016 – When Not to Volunteer

Scary Mommy – August 2015 – 5 Things 40-Year-Old-Me Would Like 25-Year-Old-Me To Know

Guideposts – May 2015, Best Friends feature

Fullfill Magazine – Fall 2013 – The Next Thing

Time of Singing – Winter 2013 – Dandelion Bouquets

The Upper Room – Counting to Ten

Speaking Topics

Raising a Joshua

Using our role and influence as mothers to lead our sons toward strong and courageous lives.

5 Keys to Communicating with Boys

One mom’s insight into entering the thought-world of her sons.

(Raising a Joshua and 5 Keys to Communicating with Boys can be combined into one presentation.)

Do the Next Thing

Giving up the need to know it all, and trusting God with each “next-thing” he puts before us.

When Your Child Doesn’t Like Church

A Guide to Counter-Cultural Parenting in the Church

To inquire about speaking engagements contact me at

*Currently developing a talk on the topic of navigating breast reconstruction.

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