The Overflow! where souls are filled and faith is spilled

What To Pray When You Don’t Know What To Say (And a Free Printable)

This year, I’ve been dangling in a stuck place without answers or accolades. And to be honest, I feel a bit like the twenty-year-old me just hanging on with all my strength until God shows me a way out of this place of discouragement and disappointment. Some days I cry out to Jesus with all I have […]

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The Mom Initiative: Why Every Mom Needs to Know She’s Being Watched

Several summers ago, my salsa jar sprouted eyes. The googly kind, of course. So did my milk jug, tissue boxes, egg carton and toothpaste tubes. Don’t worry, those wobbly watchers didn’t leave me frightened or flabbergasted. After all, the strange surveillance gig was my idea. I’m the one who dug through a box of craft supplies early […]

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What Rock Climbing Can Teach us About Prayer

 Welcome! I’m glad you’re here.  Whether you’re an old friend or a new one, I hope you’ll stay a while. If you like what you find, please sign up on the sidebar to receive my blog in your inbox now and then. Or find me on Facebook or Twitter and we’ll keep chasing Jesus together day by day. Better yet, I’d […]

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When You Wish Your Marriage Were Extraordinary

Welcome! I’m glad you’re here.  Whether you’re an old friend or a new one, I hope you’ll pull up a chair and stay a while.  If you like what you find, please sign up on the sidebar to receive my blog in your inbox now and then. Or find me on Facebook or Twitter and we’ll keep chasing Jesus together day […]

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Grace in the Middle (And a Give-Away!)

  Once upon a time there was a grumpy little girl who wanted to change her name. Actually, she just wanted to borrow her big sister’s name. ‘Cause her sister had “Grace” in the middle. And she wanted it, too. This mama isn’t about to change her “baby’s” name because of a convincing pink pout. […]

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One More Time: An Invitation and a Give-away

I still remember exactly where I was standing when I turned those Hillsong song lyrics into an earnest prayer–Spirit lead me where my trust is without borders. Let me walk upon the waters wherever You would call me. Take me deeper than my feet could ever wander and my faith will be made stronger in the presence of my […]

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The Mom Initiative: Happy Mother’s Day from the Throne!

So, that day that celebrates moms like us is just around the corner, and if your house is anything like mine, maybe you’ve been asked this question a time or two over the past few days– “Mom, what do you want for Mother’s Day?” I don’t know about you, but I’ve always felt like that’s […]

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Drinking From Daddy’s Cup (Hope for the Mom Who Feels Empty and Drained)

Welcome! I’m glad you’re here. Whether you’re an old friend or a new one, I pray that you’ll be blessed as you linger in this place “where faith is spilled and souls are filled.”  If you like what you find, I hope you’ll sign up on the sidebar to receive my blog in your inbox now and […]

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The M.O.M. Initiative: The One List That Could Set You Free Today

I was squashed between kindergarteners in the school cafeteria when my 6-year-old son, Joshua, made an announcement that gave me the giggles. I hid my mouth behind a napkin to cover my smirk and realized that at one point in my life, my son’s innocent words would have spawned tears instead of chuckles. It started when […]

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The Mom Initiative: For the Mom Whose Life Feels Small

Laundry frames the end of my day, stacks of clean underwear and yet-to-be-folded t-shirts, drifts of unmatched socks and mountains of wrinkled jeans. Upturned baskets are scattered across the living room like tiny tables awaiting a tea party. But I’m not in the mood for a midnight soiree, I’m drinking from my own deep reservoirs […]

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