The Daughter of a King

The Daughter of a King

My daughter’s name is Ella.  She was actually named after my great-great-great-grandmother Cinderella, crazy enough.  So my Ella has always seen her name as the same as a blond Disney Cinderella princess.  She is in the princess phase where Ariel, Belle, and Rapunzel...
I Am Who He Says I Am

I Am Who He Says I Am

We are who He says we are. If we believe this to be true, it changes everything. Believing that we are fearfully and wonderfully made changes where we place our worth, how we allow ourselves to be cared for, how we react in social situations. It changes our peace, and...
The Secret Recipe

The Secret Recipe

My mom has the best Pecan Pie recipe. It never makes it past one desert… sometimes it never even makes it to desert. So when I hosted my first Thanksgiving, I knew it would be on my menu.  First, I had to get the recipe.  I felt as though I might have to prove my...
God’s Plans Are Trustworthy

God’s Plans Are Trustworthy

God’s plan is trustworthy, and I would choose it over my own.  It sounds simple, but it’s letting go and taking hold of a different way of life. A friend described it to me this way, giving the example of watching the trapeze at a circus. While someone is...
Thankful Hands Wreath

Thankful Hands Wreath

Okay, I’m not sure there is a more fun art project when you are a kid than tracing your own hands. And as parents, do we ever get tired of seeing them? Several years ago, we started tracing our hands on fall colored paper, and then we would carefully cut them out. We...