Last week's giveaway was so much fun for me - not just because I got to share some of my favorite products with y'all (congrats to Lauren from Texas for winning!), but because I saw you guys get on board. You're ready to share kindness & kick start your week with a dose of encouragement. … Continue reading #makeMondaykind: An Introduction
It's my birthday week, but I want to give some things I love to YOU. So here we go - the very first #makeMondaykind giveaway! (To learn more about #makeMondaykind, click here.) The winner will receive: 1️⃣ Two copies of Darling Magazine No. 18 - one for you to keep, one for you to make Monday … Continue reading The #makeMondaykind Giveaway!
“A thrill of hope; the weary world rejoices. For yonder breaks a new & glorious morn.” O Holy Night has always been my favorite Christmas song, & I've always held that lyric close. But this year, it hits new depths in my soul. Because this year, more than ever before, I’m weary. I’m weary of opinions … Continue reading Something Worth Rejoicing Over
2016 will go down as the year I stopped trying to control people. Not that I was successfully controlling them before. But I tried. Wow, did I try. My soul still has some scars that prove it — on their way to healed, but still visible if you look hard enough. I think my heart … Continue reading The Year I Stopped Trying to Control People
We’ve been immersed in the world of Play-doh for hours, rolling it out, twisting it together, squishing shapes and colors into a messy rainbow. With every new creation, she squeals, "I MAKE!" What she makes? Not important. She's just giggling with pride and dancing her way around the coffee table because she made something. For … Continue reading What a Toddler’s Teaching Me about Jesus
From the moment I learned to draw that twenty-sixth letter of the alphabet, I’ve loved to string them all together. Writing and I, we go way back. A tower of journals has hovered in the corner of my bedroom for years. The first one began in second grade. I used to write every day during … Continue reading On Learning To Write Again
Jesus & I had a good talk about Lent this year. I'm not much for giving things up simply for the sake of sacrifice. But this year, He set me straight, & something clicked. At the core of it all, Lent is not about giving up something for Jesus. Lent is about receiving something from … Continue reading Lent: Rest + Receive