The Overflow! where souls are filled and faith is spilled

When You Want to Raise a Gutsy Girl

When the doctor placed my third-born in my arms a dozen years ago, I had no idea that I was holding the little girl God would use to break my heart and stretch my faith. I had no idea that my soft pink bundle of wrinkle and wails would one day cry over the plight […]

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When You Find the Friend Who Has Been There All Along

Hi, friends. I’m so glad you’re here! I know there are many places you could be today, and I’m thankful you’ve chosen to spend a few minutes with me.  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. […]

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The M.O.M. Initiative: Big Hope When Life Feels Small

Before I brought home my first baby bundled in wrinkles and wails, I imagined that being a mom would make my life feel BIG. I assumed that being handed the huge responsibility of partnering with God to shape a life and grow a child would feel important and fulfilling. Not boring and mundane. I imagined […]

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Because Life is Made to Be Savored

Hi, friends. I’m so glad you’re here. I know there are many places you could be today, and I’m thankful you’ve chosen to spend a few minutes with me. 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.  […]

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Walk With Me

  On Saturday afternoon, she invited me to walk the shoreline with her. “Just you and me, Mommy,” my littlest girl had said while her siblings leaped over the waves in the water and built towering sandcastles in the sand. “Let’s walk like this–” She slipped her sandy fingers through mine and tugged at my […]

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What Mud Puddles Can Teach Us About Friendship

 Hi, friends. I’m so glad you’re here. If you’re stopping by from Proverbs 31, WELCOME! I know there are many places you could be today, and I’m thankful you’ve chosen to spend a few minutes with me. 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 […]

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The Only Thing We Need to Remember When we Head Back to School

We rolled out the red carpet one warm evening in August and invited two dozen feet to step into the new school year with fanfare. There were no spotlights or television cameras, no glamor shots or glitz, but when those students pranced down that crimson strip we’d stretched across the muddy grass beside the treeline, […]

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The Mom Initiative: When Your Child’s Path Looks Bumpy

On the night before he began kindergarten, my youngest son announced he’d “rather go to jail” than go to school. His big brother chuckled and murmured something under his breath about school being a prison, and I tried to swallow my tears while flashing my eldest the evil eye. To be honest, my little one’s […]

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The Prayer that Changed My Marriage

Hi, friends. I’m so glad you’re here. If you’re stopping by from Proverbs 31, WELCOME!  I know there are many places you could be today, and I’m thankful you’ve chosen to spend a few minutes with me. Whether you’re an old friend or a new one, I pray that you’ll be blessed as you linger in this […]

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Abundant Life isn’t a Spectator Sport! (and a birthday give-away)

Five years ago, our first-born girl crossed into double-digits. That baby who had brightened our world with smiles as big as the Grand Canyon suddenly needed all of her fingers and thumbs to count her age, and this mommy who wished she could lasso time and slow the rush of years suddenly needed all the […]

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