The Overflow! where souls are filled and faith is spilled

When You Feel Like You’re Not Enough

My kids have been streaming home from church camp over the past few weeks, and the blazing sparkle beneath the tired eyes and the tales of God-sightings and faith-igniting have reminded me once again that what my children need more than an amazing mother is a faithful Father. Hope you don’t mind my digging out […]

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For Those Days When You Don’t Feel Like You’re Making A Difference…

When my husband began medical school, I accepted a teaching job in a too-small-classroom with no windows where struggling students were sent to get their last required English credit before graduation.  It wasn’t exactly the teaching position of my dreams. But it was a job. And it would pay the bills as my husband paid […]

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Big Dreams and Small Streams and Wisdom from a Waterfall

I have a confession to make: I’ve always wanted to do something REALLY BIG for God. I know, I know, that sounds rather vain. But there’s something in me that has always dreamed of changing the world for the sake of my Savior. I remember camping out beneath the velvety stars at church camp as […]

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Why I Don’t Want to Get Rid of That Trap Set that Once Gave Me a Headache!

We have a flashy trap set in our basement. We bought it a few years ago when our firstborn convinced us that it was time to trade his trumpet for drum sticks and rock-star dreams. When we first got those drums, Luke would go down into the basement and just pound away. Our whole house […]

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What Happens When You Offer To Carry A Stranger’s Luggage (And a give-away to INSPIRE you!)

I met Rachel in a parking lot in the first hour of the first day of my first serious writer’s conference. I’d gone to Wheaton, IL, looking for a book deal; but God gave me something better.  He gave me a friend. We look back on that parking lot moment now and agree that it was a divine appointment. […]

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A Bumper Crop of Bras and Friends who Inspire!

  On my fortieth birthday, I woke to a bumper crop of bras. I had no idea that the tree in my front yard could bear such fruit. Or that my friends and family would support me so boldly as I leapt into the land of the middle-aged.  My teenage son was horrified. Mom, you are going to […]

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