The Overflow! where souls are filled and faith is spilled

How to Pray When You’re Hanging By a Thread

Welcome to the Overflow!  Whether you’re an old friend or a new one, I’m glad you’re here. This is a place where faith is spilled and souls are filled. I hope you’ll pull up a chair and stay awhile. I’m over at Proverbs 31 today telling about a time I found myself dangling above a swirling […]

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The Difference Between Watching and Seeing

Welcome to the Overflow!  Whether you’re an old friend or a new one, I hope you’ll linger here where faith is spilled and souls are filled. If you like what you find and you’d welcome a trickle of inspiration in your inbox now and then, feel free to subscribe to my blog and I’ll send you a […]

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When We Feel Alone in Our Darkness…

Welcome to the Overflow!  Whether you’re an old friend or a new one, I hope you’ll linger here where faith is spilled and souls are filled. If you like what you find and you’d welcome a trickle of inspiration in your inbox now and then, feel free to subscribe to my blog and I’ll send you a […]

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The Best Way to Refresh a Weary Soul this Summer

I’ll admit it. I love summer. And I don’t. I love ditching all the homework helping and “hurry-up” yelping. I love white space on the calendar and green space in the yard. I love hours framed with popsicles and pool time, bonfires and bike rides; kids with sand between their toes and dirt behind their ears. I love […]

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The “LIKE” that Matters Most

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One Way to a Full Soul

Even before I’d met my friend, Katy McCown, face to face, I counted her as a sweet gift from the Lord. She is kind. Honest. Witty. And oh, so beautiful- inside and out. When we were finally able to meet in person and linger long over a cup of coffee, I immediately declared that Katy was my […]

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Why Motherhood is Like a Never-Ending Game of Limbo

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5 TIPS FOR EMBRACING A POSITIVE MIND AND A POSITIVE LIFE

When I was in seventh grade, we were asked to write an essay about a “hero,” who had shaped our thinking. I remember most of the kids around me groaning and complaining. And though I don’t remember what hero I chose to applaud in my seventh-grade scrawl, I do remember how one particularly “cool guy” […]

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Why that Mess of Yours May be the Start of Something Marvelous

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The Best Balm for a Bad Day

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