I could not stop crying as I was facing the role of an empty nester. Earlier that day, our oldest son boarded a plane to Texas for his second semester of classes at Baylor University. Because of the pandemic, his semester break had been extended an additional two weeks. As a family, we celebrated the…Read More
We did it! For those of us with students, the end of the school year is upon us. However, our students need to make it through final exams and projects before the joys of summer can begin. This is a stressful time for both students and teachers. Thankfully, when we come to the Lord stressed,…Read More
Most of us are familiar with the term JOY – Jesus, Others, You. In our Christian circles, we refer to this as putting Jesus first, then others, then ourselves. It’s a simple word that is relatively hard to follow through doing. Most of us, myself included, tend to put ourselves and others before Jesus. This…Read More
At the end of July, social media was in an uproar over schools across the country reopening. People who were so supportive of teachers when schools unexpectedly closed were now judging them for wanting to get back into the classroom. The judgment continued on to the parents for wanting to send their children back to…Read More
Every school day, I have watched my children head into school. Whether it was dropping them off at the front door, or watching them from the front porch as they drove away in their vehicles, I have never missed seeing Grant and Connor leave for school. College was no exception. One Week Ago Last Tuesday,…Read More
One week. Just one week until we move our son into his dorm at Baylor University. Waco is a 14-hour drive or 2 1/2- 3 hours by flight (depending on where you fly into.) I will never forget the conversation that our son and I had when we were touring the campus during Spring Break…Read More
“Did you get a chance to read the email for school today?” I asked my husband during our nightly walk. “Which school?” Craig replied. And the tears began to well up in my eyes. The Little Things that Make Me Cry Yesterday, we received emails from both the high school and the university where our…Read More
Three weeks from today, the dynamics in our house will change. There will be a seat empty at the kitchen table. There will be only one child to get out the door for school. The house will be a little quieter without that infectious laugh that I have heard throughout the years. And if I…Read More
Five Ways to Quiet Your Heart No one cried out of frustration. No one whined because they didn’t get to what they wanted to do. No one argued with one another. No one asked the dreaded question, “Are we there yet?” No one got mad at her family because they were getting on her last…Read More
Letting Go, Learning to Fly and Loving Unconditionally Letting Go I am now the proud parent of a high school graduate. Originally scheduled for May 17th, my son was finally able to switch the tassel from right to left this past Sunday. Thanks to COVID, instead of sitting in an air-conditioned church sanctuary, we sat…Read More
My name is Missy, and I love Jesus!
I am a Christ-follower, wife, mom, author, and speaker. I am dedicated to empowering women to live audaciously for Jesus. Now is the time, friends, to step out of the shadows and tell everyone about Him!
I am currently writing my second book and, in January 2024, will be launching my podcast.