The Overflow! where souls are filled and faith is spilled

The Mom Initiative: How to Make the Best Summer Memories

Summer is coming to an abrupt end over here. In one week we’ll be trading swim bags for backpacks and flip flops for tennis shoes. And, as always, with a new school year looming large and a quick summer fading fast, I find myself looking back over the past few months and wondering what my kids’ […]

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When You Wish You Could Build A Beautiful Life

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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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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