Precious in His Sight

Precious in His Sight

When we flipped the calendar to March this year, we also flipped to a new chapter in our lives. Our children are now 13 and 11, and with the passing of my 40th birthday last fall, I no longer consider myself a “young mom.” Those early years of motherhood are hard,...
When Cookies Demonstrate Forgiveness

When Cookies Demonstrate Forgiveness

Beloved, I’m a strange creature by nature. My body likes to be awake during daylight, but my brain is a stubborn night owl. The darkest hours are when my mind is most active, weaving stories from shadows. Sometimes I give in to the creativity because I frustrate...
Interview with a Volunteer

Interview with a Volunteer

The Single Moms Retreat is one of the highlights of the year at Bridging the Gap. Single moms from all over Minnesota gather to be nourished spiritually and physically. From amazing worship and speakers to the Diva Boutique and the Spa, these hard-working mommas leave...
Rest is a Weapon

Rest is a Weapon

Recently my kindergartner was reading a book to me and sped through a sentence so fast she might as well have been reading in another language. She exhaled after she did this, though, and quietly said, “Just slow down … slow down,” and then read the...
Praying in the Restroom

Praying in the Restroom

I heard her weeping and didn’t know what to do. It wasn’t exactly a convenient time for a divine appointment. After all, I was in the middle of a busy workday and had only run to the restroom for a few necessary moments. As I was heading back to my desk, I...