Guest Post

Mothering a Child With Special Needs

Today’s Letter to Me is from writer and speaker, Jill Richardson. Jill and I met through Jen Hatmaker’s For the Love Launch Team. She writes deep, real-life stuff on her blog, The Imperfect Journey, where, most recently, she has journaled through one of Jen’s other books, 7: An Experimental Mutiny Against Excess. That is brave! Please welcome my new friend, Jill! November 8, [Read more...]

Choosing Brave Over Bitter

Today, I have the privilege of guest posting for a new friend, Kelly Johnson. Kelly blogs at Grace Notes, a thoughtful spot with words about real life. She is full of wisdom, humor, and encouragement. Please head over and spend a few minutes getting to know her. This one had me cracking up and giving a hearty, “Me, too!” Thank you for the opportunity, Kelly! Most would consider the [Read more...]

Brandy’s Letter to Me

I would like to introduce you to my brave friend, Brandy Lidbeck of Sip of Brandy. Her Letter to Me comes from a unique place of healing after a tragic childhood of hurt. Thank you for sharing your heart, your healing, and a piece of your broken childhood with us.  To my 10-year-old self, I get it. I get the pain and devastation. I understand the betrayal and despair. The sadness and anger are [Read more...]

Letters to Me

(a letter to my younger self) May 6, 2004 Dear Kelly, Tomorrow morning around 2 a.m., your water will break and your life will change forever. You prayed for this child for years thinking motherhood would be the culmination of your purpose. You have no idea how being a mom is going to crack you, threatening to empty your soul. Your time is your own right now. You can wake early to pray, or stay [Read more...]

Making Faith Real for Middle Schoolers

The church is losing 5th graders. At a recent D6 Conference, Dannah Gresh said, “The theology they have as tweens is not thick enough to prepare them for the spiritual conversations that are going to happen in college.” This is backed up by Barna research, which reports that only 32% of tweens today have a relationship with Jesus Christ. When you consider Barna’s assertion that [Read more...]