The Overflow! where souls are filled and faith is spilled

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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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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The Mom Initiative: For the Mom Who Feels Like She’s Losing Her Marbles

Back when I was a mom of two tiny ones, I vowed that I would never be that woman who whittled away the years just waiting for the day her last baby would go to kindergarten. Of course, at the time, I had no idea then just how difficult it would be to keep that […]

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The Mom Initiative: The Paradox of Motherhood

I remember the day a newly-engaged young woman asked me a thought-provoking question. “What do you love most about being a mom?” Her eyes glittered, fresh with the hope of someday–after choosing wedding colors and the perfect white dress–embracing the season I was living. A mom of five kids under the age of ten, my […]

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The MOM Initiative: Good News of Great Joy… For Real

Sometimes baby Jesus lingers in a stable. And sometimes He hangs out in pink backpacks. And sometimes I think six-year-olds understand Christmas far better than their mamas. Hope you’ll join me over at The MOM Initiative today for one more tale about nativity scene mayhem and the kind of good news that changes everything.  For […]

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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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