The Overflow! where souls are filled and faith is spilled

When Freedom Becomes Complacent

I read her words this morningas I chugged my first cup of coffee in a groggy fog and peered out the window at the burned out glow sticks and sparkler rods scattered across the brittle grass. Our freedom was never meant to become our complacency. Yesterday we had celebrated Independence Day with gusto. We’d strung streamers […]

Read more ...

Tuesday’s Tips: The Book Bucket List (Or a basket of great summer reads)

Have you ever wished you had a treasure trove of great ideas for those days when motherhood feels draining and mundane?    Ever longed for just one tried and true tip that has actually been used successfully by REAL MOMS with REAL KIDS? Me, too!    That’s why I’ve created Tuesday’s Tips–  a weekly post designed to reduce frustration and multiply inspiration in the […]

Read more ...

Why Motherhood Makes You Queen

Photo credit I used to believe that motherhood was a detriment to my faith walk. After all, how was a woman steeped deep in diapers and sleep deprivation supposed to carve out time for prayer or Bible study?  How could a mom be still and know when her toddler never slowed his break-neck pace for an […]

Read more ...

When We Long to Hear His Voice

  They were squatted in the tall grass, still as lions waiting to pounce.    Hannah lifted her index finger to her pursed pink lips as I drew near. “Shh….” she said, “We’re listening for God.”   Her little brother, green eyes wide with expectation, stared at the soil beneath his feet as if he […]

Read more ...

Third Thursdays: Caterpillars and Pretty Plates- One Mom’s Quest for Balance

I’m delighted to once again be participating in the Third Thursday Thoughts Hearts at Home blog hop. Hearts at Home seeks “to encourage, equip, and educate every mom in every season of motherhood using Christian values to strengthen families.” Today, we’re sharing tips we’ve discovered that help us achieve that elusive state called “balance.”    I knew my life […]

Read more ...

Walk with Him Wednesdays: When I’m Tempted to Leave Easter Behind

He discovered the purple egg as he snuck through the tall grass on Monday morning. Armed with a butterfly net and the will of a seasoned hunter, his eyes were on the flutter of orange wings, not on the dirt beneath his feet. Until he heard the crunch.  The sound stopped his fast feet in […]

Read more ...

When He Invites us to Linger Near

    As Good Friday draws near, my soul cries out for time with my Savior.    His disciples may have had no idea what was going to happen after they shared that final Passover meal with Jesus, but I know exactly where this story is going.    I know what is still to come. The […]

Read more ...

When You Wonder if That Voice is His…

Last night Lizzy asked me if I had ever “heard God’s voice in my ears.” I smiled at the distinction made by this child who was once the proud owner of special ears.  I confessed that I’d never heard God’s voice audibly and admitted that I was afraid I’d fall flat if God’s voice ever did […]

Read more ...

Making Room…for the Word of God

Today I’m delighted to once again be participating in the Hearts at Home blog hop.  “Hearts at Home seeks to encourage, equip, and educate every mom in every season of motherhood using Christian values to strengthen families.” If you’re in search of a few new tips for organizing your life in the new year, be sure to […]

Read more ...

Why We all Need Epiphany

Her piercing shriek pulled me from sleep. Groggy and disoriented, I groped my way around the corner and down the hallway toward the nursery.  Three steps from the crib, my bare feet met  something sharp and pokey. As pointed metal punctured my soft sole, I stumbled forward in the darkness and groped for the crib […]

Read more ...