Redeeming the Division: Cultivating Unity Among Women

This past month I had the pleasure at speaking at Good Shepherd Community Church {here is the audio if you can view the video below} on one of the topics I most passionate about. You are probably thinking, oh she spoke on birth... nope. There is actually a lot more to me than "pregnancy, childbirth and all things prego." You might not know this, but one of the reasons I wrote Redeeming Childbirth first {yes [...]

By |March 7th, 2014|Blog, Faith, Friendship|16 Comments

Even Leaders Need Encouragement | Please Pray

Even Leaders Need Encouragement Even those you think are strong have moments of weakness. Even those you think of as leaders need encouragement. And they especially need your prayers, because the ENEMY would love nothing other than to destroy any good fruit that is in their life. To discourage them and bring them down. I don't know how many of you know one particular part of my story. I haven't written about it, but those [...]

By |January 4th, 2014|Blog, Faith, Leadership, Prayer, Reflections|5 Comments

Pray like Paul

I have had this itch to share all these thoughts with you for some time and simply can't get it all out on paper/on the website because I am living it. Nevertheless, God has not allowed me to be satisfied with sharing with a few these gleanings from scripture and urged me to tell you here. I pray you are encouraged. Here is my heart- raw- honest- and totally just me. Over the past year [...]

By |April 19th, 2013|Blog, Faith|2 Comments

Weeding the Garden of Your Heart

  Growing fruit is a lot more difficult than growing weeds isn't it? I don't know about you, but on any given day I have no problem sinning. On a daily basis I have to make choices all throughout my day to intentionally go against my nature to sin.  If we are really honest, this is honestly how it is for all of us, isn't it? Have you ever noticed how weeds can grow anywhere? [...]

By |July 18th, 2012|Blog, Faith, Friendship, Gardening|3 Comments

Beauty From Within Radiates Outward: Beauty Series Part 1

3 "Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as elaborate hairstyles and the wearing of gold jewelry or fine clothes. 4 Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight."      1 Peter 3:3-4 NIV Peter tells the women in his letter their beauty should not come from jewelry or outer adornments. Rather, their beauty should be [...]

By |January 26th, 2012|Blog, Faith, Mentoring, Parenting|1 Comment

Steps For Life

Thank you to all of you who Sponsored Us todayas we walked in the Steps For Life Walk-a-thon!With your help we raised $410.00 for the Pregnancy Resource Centers here in Portland, Oregon!Thank you for partnering with us today!We were blessed with beautiful weather!Join me in thanking the Lord for this ministry and pray with me for all those who volunteer so much time to make it possible. I have to share the saying of the [...]

By |May 16th, 2009|Blog, Faith|1 Comment