Not long ago I posted about being an ezer in the second half of life. I’m truly thankful for how God is teaching me to trust Him in embracing the ever-changing relational seasons of my life. But here’s the flip side of my journey in...

This is embarrassing to admit, but in my late forties I am just now accepting the fact that I will never have a perfect body. I’m sure some of you are thinking, Hello! Of course not! But I have been reluctant to let go...

Cleaning out closets makes me tremble with dread therefore I avoid it for way too long. Recently, this feared chore couldn’t be delayed any longer and I spent a long and lonely Saturday plunging into the chaos. ...

This morning as I drank my coffee, I clicked on the Greenville News online edition to scan the headlines. The title of the last article immediately caught my eye. It said “25 of the most beautiful women of Greenville.”...

It’s been quite a year. I’ve buried my dad and a dear sister-in-law. I’ve welcomed my first grandbaby into the world. I’ve cleaned out and driven away from my childhood home for the final time....

Last year was a watershed year in our lives. Both of my husband's parents had major medical crises and almost died within a month of each other. Since then, we have been with them through major surgeries, recovery, rehab, nursing facilities, many moves of them...

My family has spent the last three years living and working in Allendale, South Carolina. We moved back into the Greenville area last month, and have been excited to reconnect with this city and with Grace Church. But we have also had a lot...

Last year was a challenging year for me. I struggled with deep-seated insecurity and spent months begging God to “fix” the physical flaws that caused such grief. ...

I’m a words person. I consider it my love language and I think I’m pretty good at expressing my feelings in words. ...

As part of her summer internship with Kairos this summer, Carly Caldwell attended a Redeeming Sexuality class with her fellow female interns. Take a few moments to read her response to the class and how she feels it specifically applies to life as a college...

I love fashion. I wouldn’t call myself the most fashionable person, but I love clothes. And not just any clothes. I like clothes I can’t afford. My Instagram feed is filled with stores, designer lines, and fashion experts because I just...

Since my first child was born nearly 20 years ago, I have not worked for pay. It is a huge privilege to be home with my children and not feel pressure to work because we need money to pay bills....

As I get older, I continue to be awed by God and his creation. I guess I seem to notice the small things more and more- the birds carrying a beautiful song, the sweet goodness of summer blackberries and even just the warmth of...

It was a rare moment to behold. All three of my children, ages ten, seven, and three, playing happily together. It was spontaneous–a box became a spaceship and their imaginations took off. But then their imaginations took off in separate directions. ...

My family is anticipating a move in the near future. Our house has been on the market for many months now and we are anxiously waiting for it to sell. As we wait, I find myself constantly wanting to pack things up and move...

I was 16 weeks pregnant with my second child. I arrived at the doctor’s office feeling good about myself, considering the only appetizing food to me was Cheetoes....

Our family has experienced many changes recently. My husband has a new job in a new career. Our family has a new house in a new city. As I have partnered with my husband through these changes, one of the challenges I have faced is...

The anticipation and excitement about the possibility of snow crackled like static electricity in our home. Obsessive weather checking by all members held our imaginations captive. We were prepared with supplies and ready for the blizzard, should it come....

We are called to be Ezers to those around us—to our husbands, children, co-workers, friends, family, even perfect strangers. Inviting, nurturing, and partnering are all things that God calls us to do and to be in order to fulfill our calling and bring Him...

I lead a group of high school girls on Sunday evenings, and in our group time, we’ve been following along with the adult service series, A Theology of Sex. At first, my girls were confused as to how a series on sex would apply to...

The headline read “Real moms take Giselle to task for ‘multitasking’ photo.” Of course I had to click on the link because, duh, I am a real mom. I guess you’re only a real mom if you’re not rich, famous, and beautiful....

Fresh starts, new resolutions, high hopes, and sweeping goals. These sentiments come around every 365 days, and usually after a month of gluttonous frivolity and merry making....

Fifteen years ago I was accused by an acquaintance at our former church of being a “sex fiend” because according to her, that was all I wanted to talk about. Looking back, the topic of sex did dominate a lot of conversations with the women...

Like many women at Grace, I’m being slowly transformed as the language and theology of Ezer works itself into my thinking and practice. I’m learning to see life through the lens of my core calling to invite, nurture, and partner, and to live out that...

What an amazing blessing it is that God has invited us to enter into relationship with Him as our Father. As a daughter of the King, I am specifically called to extend that same invitation to those around me....